It has been a while since I’ve taken a class on Craftsy. I think I took one when Craftsy was fairly new. I’m a visual learner so I do like having the teacher right at my fingertips. When Betz White asked if I’d like to take her newest Easy Modern Apron class, I said absolutely!
I watched the videos of Betz While I was folding laundry. I know you are supposed to watch them as you are making the apron, but I find that my mind works in a different way. I love Betz’s gentle voice. She explained everything well. The class was quite in-depth and was easy to understand what Betz was talking about. One nice thing about the class is you can ask a question online. Other people may have had the same question and you can read through to see if your question already has an answer. You can also share images of your completed project with other students. I do like to see how other people have interpreted the same design.
After I watched the class, I really didn’t need to use the printable instructions except for the cutting measurements. There is a coloring sheet so you can get an idea of how your completed apron will work. I did print out the coloring page and the instructions. I colored on the instructions to keep myself organized. It worked like a charm. It was nice to have both the printable instructions and the actual class. I could easily refer to either at any time.
I typically buy fabrics in 1/4 yard increments so I had to run to a fabric shop for this. I have recently started batch cooking and needed another apron. I don’t know about you, but I am messy in the kitchen and I really do love and use aprons. I wanted something bold so that any stain will be less noticeable. I found this amazing yellow floral print from Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Mostly Manor line. I picked up the crazy striped print and another geometric print to go with it. I knew the floral would be amazing with the princess seam detail on the front of the apron. A good fussy cut design really works well with this apron.
I added a thin strap so I can hang a hand towel on the apron. I suppose you could just wipe your hands on the apron, but I’d rather wipe my hands on a towel and wash the apron only when needed.
I’m delighted with how the apron came out. It is bold and pretty at the same time. I love the detail of the princess type seam in the front and all the topstitching. I think a nice topstitch can take a handmade item to a more professional level.
If you would like to take the class yourself, Betz has offered a code that you can use until October 24th and receive 50% off the class!
It’s a fabulous class!
Thanks Betz for sharing your lovely class with me and my readers.