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Thread: Garage Sale Aprons

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    Garage Sale Aprons

    We are having our first ever family garage sale in a week and I thought it would be nice if we all had our own aprons to identify us as family members available for questions, sales, negotiations, etc. I had bought an apron at a church sale that was completely serged so I used it as a pattern to make these. One of the easiest projects I've ever done and I did 4 of them in just 1 day (including the embroidery)!
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    great idea! we should do this for our senior sale
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    QuiltinNan-Are you selling seniors??

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    Those are really nice.........

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    I like those.

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    those are great. pockets are invaluable, NEVER have a cash box.

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    Did you put velcro on any of your pockets for your big money?

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    Could you post a pattern or measurements??

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    I go to a lot of garage/estate sales and anymore the hosts/hostesses of the sales wear aprons of some sort. They never have a cash box. This is a great idea and uniform. When I go I try to have only small (ones and fives) bills and never take more than fifty $ with me. This is just a great apron period. Great to wear at a retreat.

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    That is a great idea and the pockets will be so handy to use for everything from money to tags and paper and pencils.

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    So nice. Just the type of apron I am looking for. Is the back open? How does the neck area fit in the back. I really need this type of apron because I am so short that the bib piece is always a folded (flopped) up mess. Is yours a pattern or of your own design?

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    Great idea! Nice pockets too.
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    super great idea
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    QuiltinNan-Are you selling seniors??
    Thank you for the laugh! I needed that!

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    What a great idea.
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    Smart idea! Hope you have a good sale!
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    Smart idea!! Handy pockets and being able for customers to identify who's working at the sales!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Can you give us the measurements - how long from shoulder to hem, from bottom of neck hole to hem, from shoulder to top of neck hole and width of neck hole? Thanks in advance. I'd love to make some for my church's upcoming fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Did you put velcro on any of your pockets for your big money?
    I didn't even think of that but that's a really good idea. Certainly have plenty of velcro hanging around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN View Post
    So nice. Just the type of apron I am looking for. Is the back open? How does the neck area fit in the back. I really need this type of apron because I am so short that the bib piece is always a folded (flopped) up mess. Is yours a pattern or of your own design?
    The front and the back of this apron are identical, and you just slip it over your head and tie the ties on the side to close it up. I copied this pattern from an apron I already had that I purchased from a church bazaar sale.
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    I just love the aprons

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
    The front and the back of this apron are identical, and you just slip it over your head and tie the ties on the side to close it up. I copied this pattern from an apron I already had that I purchased from a church bazaar sale.
    This is made like the aprons in one of my first waitress job. Thank goodness I didn't have to make them back then as I could barely sew. Thanks for the memories.
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    That is a great idea.... :-)

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    Great idea. They are perfect!

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    Great idea....

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