For the fabric, I picked up a pre-cut two-yard length of cotton by Waverly (a steal at Walmart of all places!) and it was the perfect amount for a propper full-coverage "canning apron" (as my mother called them).
I remember once asking her why she called them canning aprons when women certainly didn't use them only for canning. "Oh sweetie", she said, pulling a piping hot jar of garden tomatoes from a cauldron on her stove, "It's not just for canning, it's for protecting your cans!" and then she winked at me. My mama, I tell you what...
So without further ado, here is my canning apron!
|The neckline uses an inverted binding technique.
|And it has POCKETS!
A tip if you make this one. Stitch your buttonholes in the back BEFORE you bind the edges. If you use a buttonhole foot like I do, the buttonholer will catch on the binding and you will get some really messed up buttonholes.
How about you? Have you ever sewn an apron before? Do you have a favorite apron that you just can't do without?