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New Vintagey Thanksgiving Apron

New Vintagey Thanksgiving Apron

When I discovered the vintage Workbasket patterns for the Cornucopia (page 65) and the veggies having a party (page 2-949), I knew that I wanted to embroider them all to make a fun Thanksgiving apron.

And what would be more appropriate than this vintage pattern that I found under the seat of the sewing stool that came with the Art Deco Sewing Cabinet that Dave refinished for me.

Vintage Simplicity apron pattern

Can you believe the price of that pattern?  40 cents!  They sure don’t cost that anymore.

To add to the vintage look, I purchased 3 yards of green with white polka fabric for the main fabric to make Apron #2 in the photo above.

I also used 3 fat quarters of this fabric to make yards and yards of bias binding.

Vegetable Names Words from Farmers Market from RJR

It’s called Vegetable Names Words from the 2012 Farmers Market Collection from RJR.  The names sort of got lost once the fabric was cut into strips and folded but it’s still a cute addition to the apron.

Monday morning middle daughter and I had some fun getting photos of it for you.

Middle daughter modeling apron 1

second photo of middle daughter modeling apron

another photo of middle daughter modeling the apronCollage of middle daughter modeling apronThis definitely wasn’t a quick project.  The apron itself took several afternoons to sew with the bias binding taking its fair share of time to make.

But all the work was worth it as I know it will be used and bring smiles for many Thanksgivings to come.


Please note:  To see close-ups and access the free patterns for the embroidered Cornucopia and each of the adorable veggies click on the links below:


Banana Pepper Proposing to the Cauliflower

Dancing Tomato

Singing Corn

Singing Potato

Carrot Playing the Spoon

Sweet Pepper Drumming

Winter Squash Playing a Salt Shaker

Cucumber and Onion Dancing the Jive

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  • Patricia
    August 21, 2017 6:32 am

    My Mom had an apron that she made. I need to see if I have her pattern. Thanks for bringing back memories.

  • Mary
    September 13, 2016 7:00 pm

    I love that apron and the embroidery is so cute on it. Great embroidery designs.

  • Susan
    July 11, 2016 11:33 am

    Love the apron, adore the model! She has pizazz. The apron is such a cute addition to holiday traditions.

  • Sheryl
    September 28, 2015 7:40 am

    What a lovely model and such a pretty colour apron.

  • Flashinscissors
    September 21, 2015 5:47 pm

    I love these vintage embroidery patterns you have used and it was such a brilliant idea to make them into a vintage apron. You have certainly inspired me and I am looking out for another similar embroidery pattern that I am intending to stitch.

    Barbara xx

  • Susan
    September 21, 2015 1:57 pm

    Ooops, something happened to my comment. Hopefully, they don’t both show up! I love this apron. I didn’t realize that’s what you were doing with the veggie stitcheries. It’s so cute! I like the pink one, but not in pink, of course. =)

  • Jenny Benton
    September 21, 2015 2:30 am

    Aren’t you the clever one – such a great idea to stitch the vintage designs onto a vintage apron!

  • threeundertwo
    September 20, 2015 11:54 pm

    I have always loved dancing vegetables! What a wonderful apron. Cute pictures.

    I’m off to follow the link to the patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cath
    September 20, 2015 11:18 pm

    Adorable and you model vintage so well! Not everyone can pull that off! Just love that text fabric for the binding.

  • Malinda Dagenhart
    September 20, 2015 9:51 pm

    You are so cute! And the apron is just the icing on the cake! You will be a hit at Thanksgiving!

  • CathieJ
    September 20, 2015 6:24 am

    That apron is wonderful! I love some of those old patterns. You have inspired me to start stitching the many printed baby bibs that I inherited a few years ago. Of courses I won’t be needing them for several years. My adult children are several years from having children themselves. Your daughter is a great model.

  • Lorna McMahon
    September 19, 2015 5:59 am

    Oh, now this is a really sweet apron. Love all the embroidery against the green. And you chose the perfect fabric for all that binding! Your model is a delight. Such a fun photoshoot!

  • Mary Anne
    September 18, 2015 10:32 pm

    That’s an amazing apron! I love that you used vintage patterns for both the embroidery and the apron itself.

  • Doris McCarty
    September 18, 2015 10:03 am

    I love the apron. Vintage patterns are so neat!

  • Christine B.
    September 18, 2015 5:46 am

    What a great apron! Well worth the effort and you daughter did a great job of the modelling! 🙂 x

  • Rachel Wright
    September 18, 2015 3:58 am

    So fun to stitch, fun to photograph, fun to wear! Sounds god to me…

  • Stitching Noni
    September 17, 2015 9:38 pm

    I love that apron…. way too nice to actually use when cooking! :o)
    Hugs xx

  • Vickie-HorseMark Cards
    September 17, 2015 9:57 pm

    Loving this apron, and your daughter makes a lovely model! This apron reminds me of the many aprons my grandma always wore when I was a child. Thanks for the memories and sharing this wonderful apron!

  • Kathleen Babbitt
    September 17, 2015 8:41 pm

    Scotch guard that apron! Sew beautiful!

  • Cindy S.
    September 17, 2015 8:07 pm

    Very cute. I’m sure you will enjoy for many years, and your daughter will enjoy it for many more. Nice work!

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