Sunday, May 1, 2016

Let's Celebrate Mom (or Grandmom!)

Mother's Day is just around the corner but it is not too late to whip up a one of a kind gift.  If you are really pressed for time, you could keep it simple with a Knot Handle Reversible Tote.

This bag literally makes up in no time and with all of the gorgeous spring fabrics out there, you will rocket right to the top of "Mom's favorite" list.

I have made my mom quite a few purses and bags so I am thinking about an apron this year. There are TONS of apron patterns out there and believe me I have looked at many of them.  Some of them are just not worthy of Mother's Day and many have inadequate instructions or are way too complicated!  But...fear not!  There are some clever and very do-able patterns that will make your mom smile.  Here are some real cuties that I found.

If you are a little short on cash this year, you could cut up a pair of your old jeans and make Mom a very durable apron....   The tutorial is available HERE.  I think it is adorable!

I liked this cottage inspired apron and the best part....the downloadable pattern is printable and full sized!  Click HERE for the pattern and tutorial.
I always bake in 4" heels!

Half aprons are okay but for the way I cook, I need a complete cover-up.  This adjustable apron from Purl Soho is super easy and could be made up in a variety of neat fabrics.  Check it out HERE.

I also liked this barrister apron which is a downloadable pattern from Windham Fabrics. If this looks like something your mom would like, click HERE and start sewing!

This next pattern is my personal favorite.  It takes a bit more time but I think Mom is worth it!  The directions are some of the best that I have seen with excellent photos.  Click HERE for this reversible pattern and tutorial.
Bonus!  You get the directions for the scarf too....
Some of you may be thinking...."My mom doesn't really like to cook."  Well check out this apron!
How about a gardener's apron like this one?  I am thinking that it would be great made with Pellon's Fusible Vinyl for easy clean-up.  Click HERE if you would like to make this for your flower loving mom.
I am thinking that this pattern would also make a great little apron for a mom who likes sewing or crafting.  Just replace the gardening implements with scissors, a tape measure, rotary cutter, etc. 
This could also make a great tool apron for a mom who likes home improvement.  Make it using a heavy weight duck cloth or denim and fill it with a hammer, screw driver, etc.

I'm not sure about this last one...but it might be nice for a mom of toddlers. It's an apron made from towels to keep mom dry at bath time. Isn't that a hoot!?  It's a free pattern.  Check it out HERE.

Here's hoping that you have a fun filled Mother's Day!


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