The Frau has complained that I always decided to do woodworking while wearing my best clothes. I don't know why, but I've always avoided wearing a shop apron. I guess I'm just too cheap to buy a nice one, and the cheap ones tend to be a distraction.
Unlike this project...
I've never done very much sewing before, and didn't quite know how to go about it, so I did some googling, and came across a post from a sewing blog. It's good to have a place to start. The other place I looked was the shop apron page on Texas Heritage Woodworks site. Jason seems to be making the best shop aprons out there at the moment.
This project seems to be a good one for someone who has never sewn before. It's not too complicated, and has enough hems to make you want to never do another one again.
A sewing machine would make this project very quick and easy, except for the fact that I am using #8 duck canvas (18 oz.) requiring a heavy-duty sewing machine, and I don't have one.
I do have a Speedy Stitcher. I haven't ever really used it, so I suppose it's a great time to learn.
|Working on making some hems with the Speedy Stitcher.|
Next is about two days worth of sewing hems. A professional seamstress I am not.
|After a while, I could finally sort of do it straight.|
|Finished with the hems!|
|Straps soaked in BLO.|
But I hope I don't.