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Re-imagine & Renovate: In The Mood For Indigo - Craft Apron

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Every fabric has its own beauty and personality; how you combine them in a project gives you an unlimited number of wonderful end results. That's the idea behind our R&R series: re-imagine and renovate a classic design in order to come up with a whole new look. This week, we picked four of our favorites and applied a coordinating color theme: indigo. For today's project, we adapted the original clean white lines of our hardworking half apron and deepened its soul with indigo.

A big thanks to Fabric.com and Fat Quarter Shop for co-sponsoring the series and providing all the fabric for today's Re-imagine & Renovate project.

If you haven't ever browsed through the selection at Fabric.com, you owe it to yourself to do it today. Their motto is: "The place to go when you sew," but we'd like to add, "The place to go when you sew... or when you just need a really good dose of inspiration for your next project because you know you'll find it and be able to order it right away."

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We love Fat Quarter Shop's selection of quilt kits, fat quarter and other pre-cut bundles, as well as full yardage cuts. Plus, when it comes to all-around nice people, Kimberly and her crew are at the top of the list. You'll also want to visit their companion websites: Christmas Cloth Store and It's Sew Emma, an awesome new pattern destination.

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Our apron base fabric is EcoTwill in Navy from Fabric.com with pocket band and waist tie accents in Indigo Magic Beans from the Pezzy Prints collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics, provided by Fat Quarter Shop.

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To Re-imagine & Renovate your own craft apron, go to the original tutorial:

Turquoise 2012: Market/Craft Apron

Hints and Tips

Looking for more information on blending, mixing and matching? Check out these tutorials:

How to Create A Fabric Palette

Tips for Mixing Prints

Mixing & Matching Colors, Patterns & Textures

Making the Right Fabric Choice

And make sure you catch our monthly  Love That Fabric features, like last month's look at  Crazy Love by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit Fabrics. These articles are a great way to get a glimpse of some of our favorite fabric trends.

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Comments (9)

Nancy Boyd said:
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Love this potholder. Must make one with my friend Leeanne. She is a beginner sewer but I am sure she can handle it. Thank you
Nancy Boyd said:
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Love this potholder - must make one with my friend Leeanne, Thank you
NanaDot said:
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smilies/grin.gif Wow, Saitar, seems like you could simply skip over that paragraph and enjoy the project. Fabric.com is a wonderful website with free shipping (>$35), a true godsend when you are miles away from a fabric store. Try to compare it to other on-line stores.smilies/wink.gif
spatchin911 said:
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I actually like the Fabric.com promos. I've ordered from them and have been VERY, VERY impressed with their quality, pricing and rapid shipping! The mention of fabric.com reminds me to check their website FIRST before I go running off to the local fabric/craft store. I use expensive gas getting there and get to stand in line to get my fabric cut (if they have what I want) and stand in line again waiting to pay the rude, unhappy people working there. And that's not the Walmart store either.
SandraW from ATL said:
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I appreciate knowing where you got fabric used in your projects. Many sites don't mention even the name of the fabric print much less where to buy it. Also I thank sew4home and the sponsors for providing these fabulous free patterns. When I have gone to shop for patterns these days I'm stopped in my tracks by the prices, like the other day, the price on one I wanted was $18. I love your site and sponsors who make it possible to sew more nice things than I otherwise could afford. And, this apron is just perfect for what I need for an upcoming craft fair I'm participating in to support a local animal shelter. Thanks!!
Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Savitar - We love our sponsors - they allow us to be able to continue to provide all our content free of charge! Couldn't do it without them, so we are happy to give them shout-outs whenever we can.
Savitar said:
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Mentioning sponsors is one thing, but the constant promotion of fabric.com is getting old (a full paragraph with each project!)
spatchin911 said:
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You might want to put a sheath on those scissors though....in case you bend over or sit down with them hanging there. They'd make a pretty good hole in your thigh if they were in the wrong position....or if a grandchild decided to run to hug you "Hello!" they could be hurt pretty badly.

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