Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 8! Win a Apron Kit designed by Sharon Madsen

We’re almost finished with our 13 Days of Giveaways and hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks and prizes. First to announce yesterday’s winner which is: Jeri W! Please be sure to check your inbox for instructions on how to get your prize.

In our newest season we bring Sharon Madsen of Sharon Sews to the Sew it All studios. Sharon will show you how to make an adorable apron using fat quarters and an easy binding technique!

DSC 0728 300x200  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 8! Win a Apron Kit designed by Sharon MadsenWe love Sharon and we love aprons too! Stitch a sweet apron with cheerful ruffle adornments. Complete this project in less than an hour. Kit includes Westminster Fabrics  BoHo collection fabric and instructions. Project designed by Sharon Madsen!

If you would like to win the In the Mix apron kit from the Sew It All volume 5 issue please answer the question below in the comments section. SNK1210 256x300  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 8! Win a Apron Kit designed by Sharon MadsenDo you use aprons? Do you have a fond memory of your mother or grandmother and their use of aprons. Or maybe no one worn aprons but you can’t live without ‘em! Let us know the details!

After making a cute apron why not learn how to create a must-have shift dress from Brini Maxwell and Ellen in episode 506: Shift in Thought. Find full instructions for Brini’s episode, and past episodes, at

DSC 0225 300x200  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 8! Win a Apron Kit designed by Sharon MadsenGood luck to all! One winner will be announced tomorrow February 26, 2014.

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80 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 8! Win a Apron Kit designed by Sharon Madsen

  1. Carol Adams says:

    My grandmother and mother always wore aprons. An apron was one of the first projects we sewed in 4H. I haven’t worn an apron in years but they are so cute I would love to make some.

  2. Maggie says:

    Both my Mum and my Nana wore aprons when cooking or baking, although I suspect my grandmother wore one 90% of the time. I always wear an apron when baking, or otherwise I’d be wearing flour! Also wear them lots of times when cooking. :)

  3. Cherie says:

    I had to laugh when I read the question. Only because I am wearing one right now! I love wearing an apron when I cook.

  4. Kelli says:

    I don’t use an apron because I don’t cook much. I enjoy making aprons for others. I mainly remember my grandmother wearing her apron when she did canning.

  5. Karen Poole says:

    I use aprons all the time when I cook! I also have made aprons for my grandsons who love to help me bake cupcakes, which has become our family tradition, to bake cupcakes for each family members birthday! They love it! I don’t remember if my Mom wore an apron, I do remember my grandma always wearing an apron though.

  6. TJ Hein says:

    No one in my family wore an apron but I love them. I think a kit would be great as I am new to sewing so that would be very helpful for me.

  7. Jane Meier says:

    I wear aprons when doing baking or canning. I love the terry cloth aprons I made for canning or produce freezing days. My own pattern and I must make some new ones before summer.

  8. Debrah says:

    I wear aprons when we’re having company otherwise I don’t.

  9. Linda says:

    I grew up in the kitchen with my mom and sisters all cooking. We would wrap her aprons around us. One year for Christmas, my mom made us our own little aprons. We were so excited.

  10. jc says:

    So glad to see Sharon here! I love aprons and as a child growing up, was always reminded by Mom to wear one each time I tried my hand at something! Now that I’m getting back into sewing again, an apron pattern would be perfect!

  11. Ann F says:

    If I am cooking I am wearing an apron. Otherwise I am a mess.

  12. Libby O says:

    My mother always wore an apron and I use an apron most evenings cooking supper. We also wear aprons at the flower shop where I sometimes help out.

  13. Kat Dennis says:

    I do use aprons. Both because there’re pretty and useful.

  14. I could use an apron when I’m making lefsa. The only aprons I have are heirlooms that belonged to my grandmother. Great pattern!

  15. Marsha says:

    I love old fashioned aprons. And even upcycled some skirts to aprons.

  16. Nan McDaniel says:

    When my neighbor passed away, I was in college. She had been my surrogate grandmother. Her family told us to go in to the house and take what wanted. I chose her Apron. It reminded me of her in her little kitchen baking an apple pie, and me sitting on a high stool, chatting away. It has been over 30 years, and I still have her Apron. Thank you for reminding me.

  17. Niki says:

    I absolutely use aprons! I’m waaaaaay too messy not to. :)

  18. Chris says:

    I have been making and wearing apron ever since I was child back in the 1950′s. They make wonderful gifts. Add to my Holiday dinners and save my clothing. I still have an apron from my grandmother. Do they ever go out of style?

  19. Jane H says:

    I remember my grandmother wearing aprons. I have several of her old aprons put up. I just can’t wear them because I cherish them so much. She made her own aprons and influenced my wanting to sew. I also have a couple of aprons that one of my aunts hand embroidered. Can’t bear to wear them either. Guess I’m just too sentimental.

  20. Derenda Laws says:

    My mom never wore aprons much. But my husband’s grandmother wore them constantly. Her apron went on right after her dress, she never wore pants much, and they were worn all day, not just for kitchen work. I love making them. I’ve made several for my granddaughters.

  21. Kathryn Warner says:

    I do not use aprons but both my grandmothers made them and used them. They were both German and make gingham embroidered smocked aprons. If I close my eyes I can see them bustling around the kitchen in their aprons. Great memories.

  22. Patricia Hersl says:

    Tucked safely away, in the back of the guest room closet, is my mother’s apron. She wore it when she cooked because she always splashed or spilled something. Only apron I adore.

  23. Teresa Ward says:

    My mother wore aprons and I have made several over the years, I do like them to make and wear them. I prefer the bib kind, I always seem to get dirty above the waist line, would be easy to add a bib to this one. Need to make a new one now. I helped my granddaughter make one last year.

  24. Nicole L says:

    My mother or grandmothers never wore an apron, I still do not use one but have made a couple for my nieces and nephews to wear. they have saved many of outfits.

  25. LINDA ROMIG says:

    My dear Mother always wore aprons and they HAD to have pockets. I remember as a child, reaching in her ‘Pockets of Plenty’ to see what treat she had in there for me. Even as an adult, when I would visit, Mom would tuck a sweet into her pocket and wait for me to look. I miss my Mom….but I wear the aprons when I cook and I feel her near.

  26. Betty Domal says:

    I always wear an apron when preparing food. Guess because I grew up with them. My grandmothers and mother always wore them. I have a number of aprons and enjoy making them. This is a really cute apron pattern I would love to win. Thank you.

  27. Sandi Gasper says:

    Aprons are so “hot” right now! I forget to use one, however, my daughter is after me to make her some. Looking forward to making some cute ruffled ones!

  28. Linda Sanford says:

    Very seldom take the time to put on an apron. My grandmother used one and she wore an apron over her dress all the time, taking it off only when she left the house. My mother didn’t wear one very often.

    Thanks for bringing these memories back to mind. Hadn’t thought about that in some time.

  29. Mahasin Hazziez says:

    I use aprons mostly away from home. My place of worship has several events during the year when we feed several hundred people. It’s usually then that I use an apron. My niece has a collection of aprons that belonged to my mother who used to wear them often. She had dressy ones and everyday ones. One of my first sewing projects was an apron.

  30. Le-Teisha says:

    I love wearing aprons since I was a young child. My grandmother would always scoop me in her arms and hold me tight and I remember the clean fresh smell and her rose perfume. She passed away when I was 4 an there aren’t many things that I remember but her always in her rocking chair with an apron on is a memory I’ve grown to cherish.

  31. robyn jones says:

    I have never use an apron, but find myself thinking of making some more and more. I would love to make matching ones for myself and granddaughters for when we are baking. My mom used to wear fancy aprons when she would be having guests over for dinner.

  32. One of the few things I have of my Mother’s is her apron — she always wore at apron while cooking – I just wipe my hands on my shirt and pants LOL. I also have a chicken scratch apron that belonged to my husband’s great grandmother – it is framed and hangs in our guest room. I love aprons.

  33. Esther Hopland says:

    I use aprons every day. Love them

  34. Tiffany willis says:

    I’ve never used an apron, and ruined a few too many good sets of clothes, so I would love this!

  35. Deb Elliott says:

    Who doesn’t love aprons? I use them whenever baking. And of course the grandkids have some on hand at Grandma’s too.

  36. Lynda Adair says:

    Aprons bring back such great memories of yesteryear throughout generations. I love the retro-look of the 1930′s prints and feed sacks that made everyday work clothes have style and color. I’ve sewn more aprons in my life than any other clothing item (and giving more away). I would love to win the kit!

  37. M. Jane C. says:

    When I am serious about cooking or chores, I put on my apron. My mother favored one for the lower torso. Aunt Effie only wore ones with bibs. Aunt Effie was the better cook. My current fave is one I made using two men’s dress shirts, as dreamt up by Susan Wasinger. Thx Susan, I have made about ten of these. The last one was for a friend whose dh recently passed away.

  38. Sherri says:

    My mom did not have a lot of experience wearing aprons. My mom considered herslf a modern lady and would have nothing to do with ironing or aprons. I think they are charming. And hey, why get messy if you don’t have too. I use to wear aprons often when my kids were really little and we would cook. My teen daughter would enjoy making an apron with me and then baking up some cookies. Just like old times.

  39. Maureen Predragovich says:

    I love aprons and wear them when cooking and baking. I have 13 month old grandsons and I now wear them when feeding them.
    My grandmother always wore them when cleaning and even wore a dust cap.

  40. Judy Morris says:

    I wear an apron to safe my clothes from oil spots and other things that could get on your clothes. I think my grandmother used an apron most of the time. My mother not so much. My daughter in law ask for a certain type to fit her and than had me made some for a silent auction. Aprons are making a comeback.

  41. Patti zajdel says:

    I still have some retro aprons of my gmoms .. I only look at them, somtime with tears of joy and missing her letting me wear one and helping her in the kitchen ….wish I could turn back the hands of time …lol

  42. Diane says:

    I love aprons! I wear them when I cook, bake, clean the house, and do crafting projects. My favorite apron is never worn anymore–it is a gingham apron with embroidery on it that belonged to my Grandma.

  43. Charlene Hebert says:

    My Mother worked in a school cafeteria and had to wear on everyday. In the summer we would make her new ones for the next school years. Great memories

  44. Deborah Lafayette says:

    I’ve been looking for a cute, functional apron pattern. This would be so wonderful!!!

  45. Cyndy Campbell says:

    I would love an apron pattern

  46. Deb says:

    I love to cook and I’m a messy one! Aprons are the salvation of my clothing!

  47. Faith K says:

    I use my aprons when making Christmas cookies because the icing can get a touch carried away and jump on my clothes. My girls each have a collection of aprons so I try to make them each a unique one for Christmas or their birthdays.

  48. Karen Fox says:

    I learned so much from my Great Grandmother. One of those things was a love of cooking! She used to wear an apron everyday. She always had aprons for me to wear when I would visit. One of the most favorite memories is wearing our aprons while making home made fudge for Christmas. We had our beautiful aprons on, and of course we licked the chocolate off the spoon when we were finished.

  49. Joni G says:

    I do use aprons when baking with my granddaughter. She gets a kick out of it, me with my retro ruffled one and she in her Dora the Explorer version. My mom never wore one but my own grandmother was never without.

  50. I use aprons in the morning to keep my work clothes clean while wrangling my kids to school. My grandmother is a big fan of the hostess apron and has one for every occasion