Kool Kazz Queen’s Apron


When I first laid eyes on Kazz’s very Kool Queen’s Sewing Apron, I knew I had to make one. So this is the re-do of the Apron Challenge. I measured and cut two fronts and then began designing the pockets. I had to buy new sheets for my bed so that I would have one of those fine linen bags to cut up. Oh yes, I can use the sheets too. I used an old plastic measuring tape, ribbon, and seam binding to outline the pockets. I didn’t have any foam for the pin cushion (breast plate) on the top, so I used an old thick placemat. I cut it up into four pieces and covered it with some yellow gingham. I made a few vertical rows of stitching on it to hold in place.

After I had all the pockets and trims finished, I pinned on the waist and neck ties, sandwiched them in and sewed the underside to it. I left the bottom open for turning. Once turned and pressed, I zigzagged the edges and sewed the last piece of measuring tape along the bottom. The tape is purposely sewn upside down so that I can see the numbers correctly when measuring something.

Yellow happens to be one of my very favorite colors and this thrifted piece of bottom-weight fabric was just the right choice. I have worn the apron several times already. I like how I don’t have to search for where I just set something down. All those little essential tools are right at my fingertips.

One new item that I purchased, after carefully checking out the contents of Kazz’s pockets, is the tailor’s chalk. It comes in a little plastic case with a tiny metal roller. The chalk rolls out in a very fine line. I bought the yellow out of curiosity and I just love it. I’m going to get a red and blue one next time I’m at the fabric store.

A unique feature to any Kool Kazz Queen’s Sewing apron is the iphone/ipod holder. You can control the functions right through the plastic! I have a small Pinkytoast pin that guides my headphones up and out of the way of any wild scissor snips.

I highly recommend that every seamstress have a sewing apron and a Kazz Queen’s Apron is the best. I don’t know how I managed without one!




Barbara is a resident of Northern California. She loves to sew and has pledged not to buy retail clothes for the year of 2012. That means she has to make her own, or buy it at a thrift store. I hope she doesn't spend too much on fabric. When she shops for fabric her eyes light up as she imagines the possibilities! She's like a kid in a candy store.


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  1. Barbara it’s fantastic!! I just love it. I’m super happy to read that you find this as handy as I do. I wear mine all the time when sewing and haven’t lost a thing since. I like that you have the measuring tape upside down too, makes sense really :) Brilliant!!

  2. That is great Barbara, I want one but its too hot for that kind of thing right now!! It’s been so lovely seeing you take part through the year. What has really shone through has been the love of your family. Your patient and kind husband taking photos and your lovely daughters all getting in on the act too. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. Have a lovely Christmas. Trish xx

  3. Love it and want! Loved your coat too by the way but wasn’t in time to comment on it.

  4. Very cute : ) Now I may have to take a go at this, I was just afraid that when sitting it might get in the way. Although knowing some of my cats they might try to crawl into one of those big pockets…

  5. How lovely and useful and bright and cheerful. Now I’m thinking about one of these for me, and wondering if I’d actually use it. No ipod pocket for me though – I like my music social ;-)

  6. Love this Barbara (and Kazz). Love the happy yellow. I’ve been trying to work out how to make a version for myself…I love the practicality of this, but would like to covert it into ‘work’ sewing dungarees/overalls, because I’m not sure about sitting with the apron, we’ll see. Meanwhile I’fancy sewing an upside down measuring tape to the hem of all my skirts for when I go fabric shopping ;) thank you both for your genius, creativity and fun.