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Thread: A Carpenter's Apron

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    I finished this today. My husband asked me if I would make him something for him to keep his tape measure and pencils handy while he worked in the shop. The dogs keep running off with his stuff, I think they are secretly adding on to their doghouses. The little pockets on either side of the bottom are for his razor knife and the remote for his dust collector. The very top pocket has a spot for his glasses and three pencils.

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    Very nice. He will use it a lot I am sure.

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    What a neat idea. Did you use a pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanabirdmo
    What a neat idea. Did you use a pattern?
    I found a pattern for it from Green Pepper. Then I customized it to my husbands specifications.

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    Handy dandy apron.

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    You know what??? This is a fantastic idea~ :) I know many men on my christmas list that will get one of these this year. Thanks so Much!!
    I love your configuration ... did you make this up or buy a pattern?
    edited to say ... Opps we must have been posting at the same time or something. I will check into my patterns first. I think I might have one I can fix up like this.

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    Very nice.

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    Blessed are the apron makers....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    You know what??? This is a fantastic idea~ :) I know many men on my christmas list that will get one of these this year. Thanks so Much!!
    I love your configuration ... did you make this up or buy a pattern?
    edited to say ... Opps we must have been posting at the same time or something. I will check into my patterns first. I think I might have one I can fix up like this.
    The pattern I used is Green Pepper F859, then I modified it to my husband's preferences.

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    Great job!! This is one time your DH appreciates you sewing! It was nice of him to ask you to make him something that he'd use!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Great job!! This is one time your DH appreciates you sewing! It was nice of him to ask you to make him something that he'd use!!
    He always does, in fact he encourages me to do so. He is in the process of doing a minor redo on my sewing room. We go to the fabric store, he opens the door, shoves me in and says have it and don't forget this....my credit card...lol

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    I think it would make a great quilting apron. Somewhere to keep our tools :-P

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    way cool

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    That is great. I bet he loves it. Wonderful job.

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    Nice....

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    Thanks everyone. He wore it yesterday and we tweaked it a bit here and there. Now it is the way he wants it. Added a bit more padding to the neck strap and an extra hammer loop.

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    Great job!!! Now, you need to come up with a design for a quilters apron we can all make!! Just some food for thought!

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    Great idea! I had forgotten that my paternal grandfather, who was a carpenter by trade, used to wear his own apron:-)

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    nice

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