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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Kids Sweater Apron Tutorial

Kids Sweater Apron Tutorial
I don't get a lot of opportunity to thank all of you individually. Blogger makes near impossible to reply to comments — and, even if it was easy, I'd still be too short on time to keep up. I want all of you (commenters, bloggers, and lurkers) to know that I love what we have going here in crafty blogland. Thank you!

To reciprocate all this feel-goodness I've written up a Sweater Apron Tutorial over at Flickr.

You all should know that my five-year-old son came up with this idea. Sometimes I call him the Art Director. He has a lot of good ideas and likes to delegate them. ;) He saw a fulled sweater piece lying around, held it up to his body and said, "This would be a good apron." He was so right! At first, I thought a sweater might be weird as an apron, but, it's really a great fabric because of its absorbency. Kids are such wonderful free thinkers.

P.S. I'd love to see photos if you make a sweater apron.

P.P.S. I just googled "sweater apron" and, of course, Amy Karol already made one. ;)

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Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Oh my that is just brilliant and we need some aprons around here....I may need to buy a new sewing machine for my husband's upcoming birthday!!

Sat Feb 02, 01:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kate said...

That is a great idea and it looks great too!

Sat Feb 02, 03:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Christina said...

Hi, I'm one of those lurkers you mention :)been reading your blog for months and love it. You're an inspiration to me and would like to link to you on my blog.

Sat Feb 02, 04:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger mimulus said...

another fantastic use for fulled sweaters!

Sat Feb 02, 08:50:00 PM PST  
OpenID fiveflowers said...

Sweet! Thanks man! [and of course amy already made one.. =)]

Sun Feb 03, 02:42:00 PM PST  
OpenID thecherubscloset said...

What a creative idea! Your son is very smart. Will have to try this one.

Sun Feb 03, 02:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger mo said...

That is the cutest apron. Kudos to the art director and his loyal seamstress extraordonaire! A friend of mine knitted me that beehive hat years ago and I still think it is so funny. Just makes you happy to wear it.

Sun Feb 03, 11:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger bettyninja said...

The art director really came up with a great idea here! Clever and original I love it.

Mon Feb 04, 07:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kim said...

What a great idea! Your whole family has this streak of craft-brilliance, don't they? Lucky, lucky folks.

Mon Feb 04, 07:45:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Jen said...

That's a great looking apron! Don't you love kid inspiration?!

Mon Feb 04, 09:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger Hurrayic said...

Wow! Thanks. I have a HUGE pile of felted sweaters which I need to do something with.

Mon Feb 04, 06:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger knittingiris said...

Wheee! Fantastic! Fortunately for my to-do list, I don't feel the pull to make one of these, as the boys already have aprons made based on this tutorial here:

Mon Feb 04, 06:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger knittingiris said...

...minus the casing and beads, that is.

Mon Feb 04, 06:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Blogger is sucky that way. I have some sweaters that I am itching to utilize, maybe I need to seek out your art director for advice.

Mon Feb 04, 08:41:00 PM PST  
Blogger Tina said...

Great idea and thanks for the tutorial.

Tue Feb 05, 11:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger karen said...

Just wanted to share my love for this apron! Please tell your son that he is a wizard! I plan on trying my hand at making one this week and will share my results with you...(uh, that is if it's even half as cute as yours when all is said & done).
Thanks for the inspiration & tutorial!

Tue Feb 05, 12:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lola...again said...

I Love that fun idea! I have so many sweaters that need to be re-purposed...thanks!

Tue Feb 05, 05:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Berlinswhimsy said...

Love this!!

Tue Feb 05, 10:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Melissa said...

I am so going to make one of these for my toddler. Thanks!

Wed Feb 06, 07:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger mrspilkington said...

oh, this rocks so much!

Sat Feb 09, 07:22:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Missfaf said...

very good idea!!....

Fri Feb 22, 07:40:00 AM PST  
Anonymous she said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Here is how one of ours turned out:

Fri Mar 14, 09:59:00 PM PDT  

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