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A beautiful apron is the perfect introduction to clothing construction. When you’re just starting out on your sewing journey, an apron allows you to practice some traditional garment sewing techniques in an easy, flat format. Our third project in the SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ series we’re doing in partnership with Jaftex is a classic bib-and-skirt apron

Detailed fussy cutting and precise stitching create an apron that is truly one of a kind, taking full advantage of the amazing Curiouser and Curiouser collection by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, based on Alice and all her Adventures.

If you are brand new to garment sewing, try out your wings with this project. Learn how to apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice.

Fussy. Cut. It means having your way with fabric, manipulating it to best showcase motifs and colors. This pillow trio was originally made in Tula’s De La Luna Halloween-themed fabric, but they’d be smashing in any of your faves.

This reversible apron features a cool crossover bib. And, fussy cutting a large, bold motif creates a dramatic finish. We offer detailed steps as well as links to full S4H tutorials on fussy cutting and pattern matching.

While working on this gorgeous apron, I admit to humming that old nursery rhyme under my breath, “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Sailor….” We absolutely love the vintage tailoring motifs that run through the Dapper collection by Tim Holtz for FreeSpirit Fabrics. We took the theme and ran with it, designing an apron with subtle hints of

The “fantail” refers to the unique triangular back on our kimono, which is further accented by a tassel. It would make a beautiful, lightweight summer wrap. The instructions also include the matching obi style belt.

Flying geese blocks, combined with our fabric’s vintage motifs, give this beautiful quilt its name. The variety is a quilter’s dream. You can isolate and piece together all the interesting bits into a wonderful collage.

Fussy cutting of multiple motifs is the name of the game in creating this bag’s special look. The front features a fabric flower, and decorative metal rivets help hold the strap ends in place for a subtle dash of dimension.

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