Doodle Stitch Along – finale and giveaway!!

July 01, 2011, 19:54 pm  Posted by guestblogger

Hey there, this is Aimee Ray again with the final installment of our Doodle Stitch Along, and a free giveaway! We’ve posted 4 free embroidery patterns over the last month and now I’m going to show you how to make a cute, little mini apron with them. This apron won’t keep you clean while cooking, but it’s perfect to wear while crafting or working a craft show, it’s got 4 little pockets perfect for keeping your tools close at hand!

What you need:

2- 18×10 inch pieces of fabric (they can be different colors)
1 with the 4 stitched motifs spaced evenly along the top, about 2 inches from the edge.
a piece of 1- inch wide grosgrain ribbon, 72 inches long.
Embroidery floss to match
1. First, pin the two pieces of fabric together, right sides facing, and sew along the sides and top (the side with embroidery), 1/2 inch in. You can leave the bottom open. Trim the corners, turn it right side out, and press the seams flat.
2. Fold the motif edge up over the back about 5 inches to form a pocket. Pin it in place.
3. Using the Blanket Stitch, sew up the sides of the pocket.
4. Using the Running Stitch, stitch 3 dividing lines in between the motifs. Now you have 4 pockets.
5. Center the ribbon along the top of the apron, overlapped 1 inch and pin it in place. Using the Back Stitch, or a sewing machine, sew the ribbon to the apron. Trim off the extra fabric behind the ribbon. You can treat the ends of the ribbon with fray check so they don’t fray.
All done! This is a fast, easy sewing project, you can use these instructions to make all different sizes and colors of aprons. If you need a quick stitch reference, check out www.inaminuteago.com, one of my favorite embroidery websites.
Don’t have time to sew up your own apron? You can win this one! To enter for a chance to win this apron, please leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Friday, July 8. Any comment is fine—though we’d love to hear about your favorite easy sewing project!One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified by Monday, July 11. Click here for the official rules.
Thanks for joining us!


33 Responses

    Kate says:

    Am I the only one not getting a picture on this post?

    Anonymous says:

    Sorry for the technical difficulties… photos appear to be working now, Kate!

    Anonymous says:

    This is so sweet.  Thanks for the giveaway, and for all the effort that went into this Stitch Along.

    Kelly Sas says:

     I would be thrilled and honored to wear this beautiful mini apron at my next crop or quilt club gathering!  I love aprons so made them for all the females in my family for Christmas this past year.  My quick little sew craft gift I like to make:  you take a matching kitchen towel and sew a rectangle (or oval) pot holder together both at the center.  Sew a fun button directly opposite of the hanging loop of the pot holder and now you have a nice kitchen towel that can hang from the oven, refrig, or kitchen cabinet door.

    Butler83 says:

    What a fun stitch along this has been! Thanks to you and Aimee Ray !  Love the apron!

    Kelly massman says:

    Looks darling! Thanks for a  chance to win! I’m not great at sewing-seems I am not neat enough… that is why I do more scrapbooking than any craft!

    dstrong says:

    I’ve just made 4 super easy cross back pinafores that I will be adding a cute princess hand embroidery to the front; your works has given me inspiration to branch out of the sewing box!

    Lindsay Dudzick says:

    This is adorable – and looks so doable. 

    Adloden says:

    Love the apron.  Turned out much better than another pattern I tried to use.

    Llamahum says:

    Oh, this could be wonderful to size down for my granddaughter’s crayons! What a great idea and thanks so much for sharing!

    Mandylikespie says:

    As a big fan of Aimee and a big fan of aprons, I would love to win this apron. :)

    Nasly Yadid says:

    How nice! i haven’t tried my hand at embroidery but I’d love to one day. I’d wear this one just to show it off :)

    charity mcallister says:

    Love it! Super cute idea!

    Hmmmm… I’m just learning how to sew, so I’d have to say that my favorite easy sewing project so far has been my sewing machine cover and the potholders for my kitchen. Would love to try my hand at aprons though! This is adorable!

    Gammysoap says:

    easy and fast – love it——would make a great border for pillowcase

    Emerald says:

    That is so cute!  I would love it!

    Kristin says:

    My favorite easy sewing projects are pincushions! :) I made one for myself out of felt that’s shaped like a doughnut with pink frosting and sprinkles.

    Leelooslady says:

     I love to make my daughter simple skirts for special occasions like going to the circus and princess dance class. It makes her feel so special

    StitchWitch says:

    I just bought Aimee’s 2nd book a few weeks ago, and I’m definitely loving it! It’s really inspired me to take all of my paper doodles and turn them into stitch doodles!

    Momoshari says:

    charming little apron!  emboidery is so relaxing and cheerful. i love your designs!  thanks so much, shari

    Allie in SC says:

    I absolutely LOVED Aimee Ray’s first book and I can’t wait to get her next one. I love her stitching, her patterns and all of her ideas! Thank you for all of the motifs that have been shared! :)

    KERI S. says:

    Just adorable!!!  My favorite emboridery quick gift is handprints of the kids!  So cute in a frame and easy!  Thank you!  KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

    kathyS says:

    love to do simple embroidery on felt –in black and white, then back it as a pin or pendant

    Beth Whiting says:

    It’s beautiful.

    Jagels says:

    I love to sew scraps together and make things like christmas ornaments, doll quilts, and potholders. thanks. 

    Danna BC says:

    Amazing! I still need to stitch mine together, but it would be great to win this one too. :)

    stazzi says:

    Adorable! I haven’t even started mine yet. Well, I have gotten as far as transferring 3 of the patterns to the fabric. I have never done hand embroidery before. I would love to see yours in person. Thank you for this fun stitch along!

    Lauren says:

    I would love to win this! :)

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