The projects from the whole house purge seem to have no end! I have really been wanting a new craft apron. That may sound silly, but I’m a super messy painter that is always setting things down and losing them…I need protection and pockets. Lucky for me my mom came to town and that always means craft time! I sketched up a new craft apron and she whipped it up for me. Her talent has no end.
For my new apron I really wanted to go with colors and fabric I love. The palette started with one of my husband’s old dress shirts that he was tossing (I even got him on the purge train!). Black and white – my go to! An old table cloth, full of stains was the next piece to the apron puzzle.
My mom brought over a bag full of fabric scraps she thought I might like (because she is busy purging her craft closet, which is no small chore friends. I get my hoarding tendencies from her!) and we pieced together some fun pattern and texture to fit my pocket needs!
The number one pocket on my list was a cell phone pocket. I like to keep my phone close by, only because I have three kiddos gallivanting around at school and you never know what kind of call that can bring! Here’s the deal on a cell phone pocket…I don’t want to sit on my phone and I need the pocket deep so that my phone doesn’t fly out every time I bend over. #priorities
Next, I need multiple deep pockets to haul stuff around like paint and brushes and camera lens covers. And maybe a snack.
I also wanted a built in hand towel, because you can never find one when you need it. My mom suggested a removable one, but it too would get lost, attached it must be. So another purge item got used…dingy towel to the rescue. Oh – and it has an adjustable neck length/tie back because the apron strings slide through the seams in the sides. Amazing.
Now I’m not exactly a handyman, but this craft apron is sort of like a tool built for me too. Therefore it needed a loop to hold a hammer, because I hammer a lot. I’m calling this craft apron 1.0 because I am going to see how it goes and improvements may get added later. It’s nice to have what you need when you need it and this DIY craft apron will definitely do the trick! So tell me what I forgot! Any great craft apron additions I need to add to the next version? Let me know if you guys would be interested in a pattern, I could add that later if you like! As always, sharing is caring and makes my heart smile! Thanks friends.
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