Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways! Day 11

Hello seamstresses and sewists! Today’s lucky winner of Sew it All TV’s 13 Days of Giveaways is Karen W. ! Karen has won the book Sulky Secrets to Successful Embroidery!

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Please send an email to with your mailing addresses to receive your prize!

For today’s giveaway we are celebrating the lovely apron.  Enter to win a Apron Gift Pack that includes EllynAnne Geisel’s signed mini pocket book “Apronisms: Pocket Wisdom for Every Day” a jewelry/craft apron from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads and a mini bottle apron that can be embellished with your own flair and inspiration.

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Check out Beth on episode 411 where she shows you how to make your own apron.

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And, don’t miss EllenAnne Geisel on episode 102!

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All you need to do to enter today’s giveaway is to post an answer to today’s question in the comment section below.

Question for today: Have you ever made an apron, or do you use aprons?  Do you have a memory of your mother or grandmother in their aprons?

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways! Day 11

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29 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways! Day 11

  1. Penny says:

    I just made an apron for a friend’s daughter, it came out sooo cute. and now my friend wants a matching one! lol

  2. Sherry T says:

    Yes, I made an apron for my Mother-in-law, who is now gone to be with Jesus, I put all the grandchildren’s handprints on on it…she loved it. I love wearing an apron while cooking….saves my clothes!

  3. jeanne says:

    I’ve both made and worn aprons. My last 2 were for my granddaughter’s as part of their Halloween and Purim costumes. They are reversible for everyday use. Neither my mother, noir her mother, had anything to do with aprons. However, my paternal grandmother wire one most of her life, and it had nothing to do with cooking. She wanted the pockets!

    The link I’ve included will take you to my album where you can see the girls and their aprons.

  4. Carol K E says:

    My grandmother always wore aprons — the kind that snap. Great-grandma wore more of a bib type apron. I have a few aprons made from panels. I have also embroidered blanks with delightful cupcakes for the church kitchen. I, too, made my first apron in Home Ec.

  5. Mama Lusco says:

    My grandmothers all wore aprons in the kitchen and garden. I enjoy making them as bridal shower gifts and wear one all the time at home :)

  6. Judy Giliam says:

    I have my mother’s aprons she made in high school. They are the patterns to the ones I make. I have started my own company, using one of hers in my company name & on the sign. A purple voile with big pink flowers, blanket stitched applique, all hand made.

  7. Jane C. says:

    Last year I made over 10 aprons. That’s what happens when you show them off. Everyone wants one. I even made one for myself out of two men’s dress shirts. I currently have about four aprons all in terrible condition that I rotate. I have yet to find perfection!

  8. nel fraker says:

    I have made an apron for each of my grandkids and gave them a cookie cook book cookie cutters and baking pans and I gave them to my grandkids for Christmas starting with the oldest first and working down to the youngest.

  9. Mary M says:

    I love aprons and make my own. My mom made and wore aprons. My granny didn’t wear aprons because she didn’t cook much. Grandpa said she was the only woman he knew that could burn water (she burned and destroyed a tea kettle).

  10. I use an apron when I am cooking and baking , at Christmas time this year I gave my grandson one and taught him how to make noodles while he was on break from the university . I told him that noodles are easy and cheap to make and there my be times in his life that he would be glad to know how to make them because they are his favorite food! We had so much fun making them on the very same Sellers cabinet I learned to make them on when I was growing up on our family farm !

  11. Maureen says:

    I love aprons of all types. Wore out the one I inherited from my grandmother. Besides keeping clothes clean it seems to make my cooking taste better.

  12. Chloe Collins says:

    Hello! Actually my memory of my mom wearing an apron was like waking up in the morning. She would always put on her apron before she partake in any cooking project. I would love to make an apron for gardening and this book seems like it would be very helpful. So I do hope I can win this copy. Thank you for this giveaway.

  13. cathy haddock says:

    I remember aprons from my earliest memories. I wear aprons and make them. They are useful for so many things. I prefer the full length apron instead of the waist apron. I also make aprons for my grandaughters tp wear for their special activities.

  14. Maggie says:

    Yes, I have made aprons and I do use them. I have some of my mother’s and granmother’s aprons.

  15. Kelli says:

    I like to make aprons as gifts. One year my cousin & sister wanted aprons for Christmas & it was to make for them.

  16. Ellen Lawrence says:

    My mother collects old Florida memorabilla so for Christmas I found an old Florida print and made her a 1950′s style apron.

  17. Nicole says:

    My grandmother used to wear them all the time. I haven’t made any for me but have made several for my niece and nephews. They have saved many of outfits.

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  19. Cheryl says:

    The first apron I made was in 7th grade home Ec class; it was a gift for my mother.
    I wear aprons all the time. My one grandmother did. My mother did not like to.
    I just love some of the apron stories EllenAnn has lured us with.

  20. Theresa Brooks says:

    I don’t use aprons a lot, although I love the look of them. I made one years ago for messy craft and diy projects but it got lost! I should make another, sometimes I really need one!

  21. Diane says:

    I wear aprons often, I’ve made and sold many aprons, just finished a couple in a pretty gloved hand print. Having a hard time parting with them.

  22. zapper45701 says:

    We rarely wore aprons, when I was much younger, but they are so useful, I keep one on hand when I’m really working in the kitchen.

  23. Mary Mac says:

    Yes, I use aprons and that is on my to due list. My niece would like one for herself and a matching one for her best friend.

  24. Patricia Hersl says:

    The only apron I can remember making was my first sewing project in Home Economics in 7th grade! I have Mommy’s in my closet. It’s a snap front cover-up that she wore, especially when making her spaghetti sauce. It always popped on her. It’s the only piece of clothing of hers that I saved. Been 11 years and I still miss her.

  25. Linzel McBride says:

    Not only do I love aprons, I LOVE EllenAnne Geisel. I met her a few years ago at the Road 2 California Quilt show. EllenAnne had a beautiful collection of aprons and great stories to tell. She has increased my appreciation of aprons and has inspired me to create more. From a holiday apron to a “work” apron, I have come to associate them with events and memories.

    Aprons are my favorite gift to give friends. I love to customize them for the recipient by using a particular color scheme or novelty fabric. The best part is embellishing them with fabric flowers, buttons, rick rack and such.

    Wearing aprons not only protect my clothes, they make me happy!

  26. Cynthia T. says:

    Aprons are my favorite thing to make. I make reversible aprons with all the fun new fabrics. My grandma always wore an apron and a dress.

  27. Connie Bunton says:

    I have an apron that I cherish – it was made by my grandmother (for me) with fabric I brought home from Africa after living there for a year and a half (many years ago). She was an inspiration to learn to sew.

  28. Patricia Lenhart says:

    I do wear an apron and I love them. I like pretty ones, and I have made them for myself and my granddaughters. I remember the ones that my husband’s grandmother and my aunt have made for me.

  29. Sue Haver says:

    I LOVE APRONS! My grandmother wore an apron everyday. I have aprons in my kitchen right now, and yes I have made aprons. I also collect vintage aprons!

    Love em, love em, love em…