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My name is Penny and I live in Springville, UT. When I graduated from college, I began sewing for my daughters, who were one and three years old at the time. I found I loved sewing! I would look for cute outfits for them, then make my own patterns instead of buying them.

Several years ago I bought a reversible apron at a craft fair, which I still wear. My girls are older now and love to cook with me. One day my oldest daughter asked for her very own apron. I was happy to oblige because it meant she would stop wearing mine! I created a pattern and made her her own reversible apron, with her favorite colors, of course. Well, as you can imagine, my youngest then asked for one. Both girls liked theirs so much they told me I should start selling them. (They made sure I didn’t sell theirs, though!)

That’s how I got started making reversible aprons. Now…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 15
  • Joined November 9, 2011

Favorite materials

Cotton, denim, upholstery cotton

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    Reversible Aprons made with cotton blends...

About

My name is Penny and I live in Springville, UT. When I graduated from college, I began sewing for my daughters, who were one and three years old at the time. I found I loved sewing! I would look for cute outfits for them, then make my own patterns instead of buying them.

Several years ago I bought a reversible apron at a craft fair, which I still wear. My girls are older now and love to cook with me. One day my oldest daughter asked for her very own apron. I was happy to oblige because it meant she would stop wearing mine! I created a pattern and made her her own reversible apron, with her favorite colors, of course. Well, as you can imagine, my youngest then asked for one. Both girls liked theirs so much they told me I should start selling them. (They made sure I didn’t sell theirs, though!)

That’s how I got started making reversible aprons. Now I have friends and relatives requesting aprons in their favorite colors and patterns.
I use quality cottons; most are quilter’s cotton and will last for generations. My wonderful supportive husband and I shop for fabric together, can you believe it? Most men wouldn’t step a foot into a fabric store. I pre-wash all my material before sewing, for a perfect fit.

I dare you to try and find the seams on my aprons! It’s really hard because I take the time to make seamless stitches. Each apron takes about two hours to make. I could make them faster (and make more profit) but then I’d have to compromise on the quality and I just couldn’t do that. So far I’ve not made two aprons the same--each is a one-of-a-kind.

How rewarding it is to think that my aprons are being worn in kitchens all over the country! I love making them and feel truly blessed that can I create something so unique and useful.

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