11 In Gran's Fabric Project/ Sewing

Clothespin Apron and a Giveaway!

When I saw the pattern for “Granny’s Clothespin Apron” in One Yard Wonders I knew it was a project I had to make.  My clothespins are stored in a white plastic bucket that we inherited when we bought this house.  There is really nothing wrong with the bucket, but this apron would be so much prettier and how easy to just grab the pins out of the apron as you hang the laundry!

Of course, I couldn’t make “Granny’s Clothespin Apron” out of anything else but my granny’s fabric.   There were a number of fabric contenders, from very retro to modern quilting fabrics, but in the end I choose something that really looked like it came out of Gran’s fabrics, the type of fabric she used all the time for her projects. 

It was really easy to make (except for one step where I read the directions wrong and accidently sewed the two pieces together backwards…sigh….) and it turned out fine even though I had quite a bit less than a yard of this fabric and had to cut the waist ties a few inches short. 

I was so excited to put this on yesterday to bring in the laundry!  (I really am easy to please.)  It was so much nicer to just slide each pin into the apron as I took the clothes off the line, rather than bending down to put them into the bucket each time.   And it made me feel a little more like the accomplished “manager of the household” that I strive to be.  Ahh..the power of the right outfit! 🙂

Old bucket kicks the bucket


new apron steps in


Now the fun part – in honor of my 101st post (I can’t believe that I have written 101 posts!   Hats off to you if you have actually read all 101  – thanks for being here!) I am hosting a giveaway.  The prize…. a clothespin apron made just for you!  Now, if you don’t have a clothesline, or just wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a clothespin apron (I know you’re out there…) I don’t want to leave you out, so I will also make a reusable fabric shopping bag as a prize if you would prefer.    The fun part – you choose the colour and I will make the item of your choice out of one of my grandmother’s fabrics.  I will happily send these items anywhere, so everyone can enter.

How to Enter:

1.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you would like to win (apron or bag) and your favourite colour. 

2.  If you are a regular reader of my blog, leave a second comment letting me know that you are and you will have a second chance to win.

Good luck!  I will leave the comments open all week and announce the winner Friday evening.

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  • Reply
    Jill Sabean
    March 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Hi Andrea, I love this post! When I was hanging my clothes on the line yesterday I was wishing I had something other than my ice cream bucket for the pins!!!

    I would like to win the apron, in any colour but I love blues, pinks, purples, pastels, and brights! I am a regular reader!

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    March 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I’d like to win the bag…and green is my fave color. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    March 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Oh, what fun. So, I’d love the apron, but alas, I don’t have a clothesline unless the one in the play room that I hang the kids art on counts, so maybe I’d go with the bag. Orange or green please WHEN you pick me 🙂

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    March 22, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I’m a regular… holla!

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    March 23, 2010 at 9:42 am

    The clothespin idea is too sweet, but I really wouldn’t use it as I am too modern (maybe: ) and just use a dryer to dry clothes! I would really, really adore the grocery bag though; ) Thanks for the contest and good luck to all!!

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    March 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Hi 🙂 I love the apron… alas the clothesline died in a winter storm a few years back and didn’t get replaced, but I love love love reuseable bags 🙂 And, my fave colour is purple, but I like all colours if it is on a bag (and not a purse, I am all about the bags, even if it really is a purse…)

    What a cool idea to do a give away 🙂

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    March 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Did I ever mention that I love the title for your blog? What really is more comforting and welcoming then fresh clothes or even better sheets off a laundry line? Makes me smile and feel cozy and loved.

    PS I do read regulary, even if I only comment occasionally…

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    March 24, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Such a cute apron, not sure how I discovered your blog but love the preschool classroom set up. I homeschool and drool how fun it would be to set house up for such fun.
    I do like hanging our clothes on the line. so I’d choose apron if I won, any color would be fun. Thanks for a chance.

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    May 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Hi Andrea,

    I LOVE my clothespin apron! It’s made hanging laundry so much more convenient! I don’t have to bend down and get pins out of my basket anymore, I just reach into my apron pocket! Thanks again, I love it. Miss you!!!


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      May 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      I’m so glad you love it! I love using mine too! 🙂

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