Hot Pad Apron made from Home Front fabrics

I really do love the Home Front collection, it’s just so bright and cheery!  I came across an apron pattern that I thought was adorable, so I decided to make one up with this collection.  It’s the Hot Pad Apron from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.  I love the silhouette of the apron, I think its very stylish and flattering.  It was so easy to sew up, the whole thing (including cutting the fabrics), took me about 2 hours.  It’s a pretty clever design because of the hidden hot pads within the inside of the apron. 

I took it upon myself to use contrasting fabrics for the waistband, skirt and hot pads, just because I wanted to use some of the cute coordinating prints this collection has to offer. 

I chose Vivid Blooms in Dk. Butter for the skirt.  Fluttering Leaves in Cherry for the waistband/tie.  And Twirl in Cherry for the inside hot pads.

I did change one thing from this pattern, for the waistband, the way it’s designed, the band isn’t double sided, but rather just hemmed on the edges.  But I decided I wanted it doubleside to see the fun fabric on the tie from all directions.  Other than that, this design is just so cute and clever.

Here’s an image from the book showing how you hold the hot pads.

I love that I now have this new apron.  I guess I better start cooking soon!


  1. Sandy Todd - September 29, 2012

    That’s really unique! I’ve got to make a few of these! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Christien - September 30, 2012

    What a great idea, where do I get the pattern please?

  3. Shannon - October 1, 2012

    it looks gorgeous in that fabric. sometimes i need to see a finished project to appreciate a fabric even more!

  4. Jenni - October 1, 2012

    Sandy, Isn’t it. I thought it was very clever!
    Christien, If you click the book title “Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders”, it will take you to the link of the book, the pattern info is in there.
    Shannon, I totally know what you mean, we talk about that here a lot.