Friday, April 19, 2013

Aprons, potholders and pinchers!

Lately, I've been watching a lot of cooking shows and although I'm not a cook, (anyone that knows me  can attest to that!)  I do think putting on a cute apron and having matching potholders is definitely going to make me more motivated in the kitchen, it's kinda like excercising, you don't feel like going to the gym if you don't cute gym clothes to exercise in, and once  you get the cute clothes, you have to go, if nothing else, but to show them off!!  Well, I suppose I have no excuse now, I made two aprons so far, and one potholder and one pincher.   Since I didn't have a pattern for pinchers, I had to make my own.  I had to draw them out first.... well, take a look.....

The first one I drew looked more like a maxi pad!   I didn't even cut that out, the second one wasn't big enough, the third one was better, but  I really didn't enjoy making pinchers, I don't think I'll be making many more.  I made a potholder/trivet, that was better, but I found it to be too tedious and binding the corners really put me over the edge, enough of that! I may make more potholders, but not so detailed.

I also made a potholder/trivet.  I really like the colors, I wanted to add red to the apron, but got talked out of it by my husband, I should have stuck to my instincts.

Next is the apron, I enjoyed making this apron and plan to make more.

The last apron, I changed things up a bit, I changed the pockets and added a ruffle, I also plan on making a potholder/trivet and maybe an oven mitt, but I have to recover from the first set!


  1. This would make a great housewarming gift or wedding gift if it is made as a matching set. Great idea.

    1. You're right, as a set I think they would make a great gift for any occassion. That's a good idea, mother's day is coming up soon!

  2. Very nice choice of fabrics. I like your aprons!

  3. Jamie, these are wonderful!