DIY Projects

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Japanese Aprons

23—March 2020

Sewing from home? We revisit this simple DIY for a handy Japanese-stye Apron in colourful linens!

This week we revisit our popular and super simple DIY apron project, originally inspired by Japanese style aprons we found on Pinterest. We made this new pair up in two beautiful Midweight Linen colours Marmalade and Honeysuckle. If you've been looking for a practical DIY gift for that baker or maker in your life, or you're on the hunt for an easy yet stylish layering piece, you'll love this DIY. Thank you to Ella and Kate from our HQ team for modelling these (taken pre social-distancing of course!).

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Ella wears her Marmalade Linen Apron over the Wiksten Shift Dress in Maple Linen, which we blogged about here.

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Kate wears her Honeysuckle Linen Apron over her favourite jeans and the Top variation of the Wiksten Shift pattern in Shell Linen, which you can read about here.

Wiksten shift linen fabric by the fabric store

Linen is one of our favourite fibres! As well as being super easy to sew, linen fabric has a lovely earthy feel, starting off crisp and softening beautifully in time with wash and wear. Because linen is inherently strong, products made using linen have a long life-cycle, reducing wastage, and once the life is worn from the linen it is biodegradable and recyclable. Our Exclusive Midweight Plain Weave Linen colour range is available to purchase online and in stores, in a spectrum of over 30 beautiful colours.

For this DIY, you will need 1.2m of a woven fabric of your choice (yield based on fabric 135cm wide). The aprons featured in this post are made up in Marmalade and Honeysuckle Midweight Plain Weave Linens, which are all 140cm wide.

These instructions are purposefully simple, as this is a super quick and easy project for sewists at every level of experience. It would even make a wonderful project for kids, simply adjust the size of the pattern pieces! We have put together printable guidelines so you can try out this project at home. Click through for the link - Download DIY Japanese Style Apron Guidelines

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A note on sewing...

As a team, we are familiar with the calming sense of therapy that sewing provides for many people from all walks of life. We know it can play a crucial role in increasing mindfulness and positivity as well as reducing stress and anxiety. Our team want to encourage you to keep exploring new sewing projects and to also reach out and check in with your fellow sewists via social and digital channels during this difficult time. Even the smallest positive actions can make a huge difference to someones day!

We encourage you to keep an eye on our insta feed and blog over the next few weeks as we share in your home-bound creative endeavours!⁠

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