Saturday, May 26, 2012

Embroidered Wedding Gift

It's that time again. Wedding season is here. When I give gifts, I really like them to be practical, yet personal. A couple in our church recently got married but they had already established homes, so they weren't like a young couple that didn't have anything. I looked at their registry online to see their color choices and to see if that had a theme for their kitchen or bathrooms. I saw that she had chosen this shade of green as her color but had no real theme. I found some nice dish towels that I thought would  hold up pretty well. Then, I went to my stash and found this polka dot fabric but I only had a little bit. I looked at every quilt shop in my area for more but had no luck, so I found this green and black stripe that I thought coordinated pretty well. I took a premade white apron and added fabric trim, ruffles and a yo yo flower to jazz it up and make it match the dish towels. The apron was unisex size and I thought it was a little too long to be cute for a woman, so I shorted it by about 4' and added a trim to the bottom. Then I embroidered the bride's new last name. I know when I first got married, I loved seeing my new name in print, or in this case thread. I added a couple of oven mitts. I was going to add a trim to them, but because of the strange curve on them and the lack of polka dot fabric, I just left him plain. I purchase a metal basket that I thought would prove useful and placed the items in it before I wrapped it.

I think it came out pretty cute.

Happy Sewing!
Sewing Momma

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  1. Oh this is so lovely!! I think it is a really great idea as a wedding gift. For me it is never easy to find a present for the couple.. especially when they are not my relatives or my closest friend.
    Wish you a beautiful day,

  2. Such a cute apron--love the colors!

  3. I love the way you adorned these! What a fun gift. I just found your blog, and it looks great! I am your newest follower!