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Valentines: Heart Happy Apron (Men’s Version)
On Wednesday of this week, we featured our Heart Happy woman’s apron. Today it’s the guy’s turn to shine. Made in the same longer-style French baker’s cut, our men’s version goes even further down that road, using a smooth white cotton twill with cream linen ties. You’ll notice the cream linen matches the woman’s apron ties, and we used a scrap of that apron’s Paula Prass Woodland Delight in Brown Bloom for a coordinating pocket heart. You know, they say the couple who cooks together in matching Sew4Home aprons is 47% happier than the average couple. Don’t even try to prove that stat.
The steps for this apron are identical to our Heart Happy Apron (Women’s Version). We’ve listed the supplies and tools again to get your started, but once you have those ready to go, simply click to the other article for a step-by-step tutorial.
The only difference is our choice to use the same fabric for the body of the apron AND its pocket, rather than to choose a contrasting pocket fabric as we did for the woman’s version.
Sewing Tools You Need
- Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Jem Gold 3)
- ¼” Seam foot (optional, but very helpful)
Fabric and Other Supplies
- 1 yard of 45” wide fabric for the body of the apron and the matching pocket, we used a standard pure white cotton twill in a heavy decorator weight
- ½ yard of 45” wide fabric for ties, we used a cream linen
- Scrap of fabric for pocket’s heart appliqué, we used Paula Prass’ Woodland Delight in Brown Bloom
- All purpose thread
- See-through ruler
- Seam guage
- Pattern weights (optional)
- Iron and ironing board
- Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- Straight pins
Click to Valentines: Heart Happy Apron (Women’s Version) for step-by-step instructions.
Project Design: Alicia Thommas
Sample Creation: Liz Johnson
Other machines suitable for this project include the Bernina activa 210 and the Elna 2300.
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