Happy little accident

November 24, 2008 at 6:02 pm 4 comments

This is the apron that almost didn’t happen.

I had the front, liner and (handmade, incredibly time-consuming) binding all sewn together when I noticed a tiny hole near the bottom of the liner fabric. A perfect little triangle. That’s right, a snip mark. Which means I got careless with the scissors at some point and didn’t notice.

My gut reaction was to throw the thing away, because I would never sell something with a hole in it to some poor unsuspecting customer.

But I had spent enough time on it that I didn’t want to throw it away, and I certainly didn’t want to rip out the binding seams and start over. So — simple solution — I covered it with an applique.

And since I hadn’t sewn on the waist tie yet, I could still get in there to finish off the star with a simple outline stitch.

And it totally looks like I meant to put the star there all along. And if you try to say otherwise, I will deny that this conversation ever took place.


Entry filed under: Handmade goodies, Sewing, Things and stuff.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kalki  |  November 24, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Very clever. And I love the blue and brown fabrics of the first one!

  • 2. theriperadish  |  November 25, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I would have never guessed 🙂 I actually love the placement of the star.

  • 3. melanie  |  November 25, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Your Aprons are lovely.

  • 4. Penny  |  November 26, 2008 at 12:17 am

    I really love how it came out! The star and the color combo is perfect.


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