Saturday, April 15, 2017

Almost Free

Thrift shopping and bargain hunting are things I love to do!  I like to stretch my dollars as far as I can.  That can sometimes involve a little creativity.  That's the case with this apron.


I found the start of it at a rummage sale.  It was a rolled bit of fabric that was wrapped with a piece of masking tape and marked twenty five cents.  All I could see was the bottom of the apron and I thought it would make a great dish towel.  When I got home and opened it up I found that it was an apron kit.  Directions were printed alongside the apron pieces.  It just needed to be cut out and sewn together.


I completed the project by only using supplies I had.  I liked the challenge of keeping it cheap and using what I had to de-stash my supplies a bit.  I used buttons from my button jar, white thread, and some left over cotton yarn to make the ties at the neck and waist.  Ta da!  A brand new and cute apron for just a quarter and some time!  :-)

6 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

It turned out beautifully! It's fun to be creative with only a little output of cash!

Susan said...

What a deal! I love the ties - very creative!!!

judith said...

I love it! So cute and what a bargain. Makes me wish that I liked going to garage sales.

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Jo said...

ooh I love an 'almost free' It is a really classy apron. Jo x

Jo said...

oooh I love thrifty stuff and this is really beautiful. Jo x