Here's one gift that can be shown as it's already been given. Our Seams Group holiday party was last night and I made this fun butcher-style apron for the gift exchange.
This is Rag Merchant's 5/4 Apron, made from five fat quarters.
It was an easy evening's sew and made a cute and perky little gift.
I flat felled the seams and top-stitched everything to death to make the apron a bit more sturdy and carefree for laundering. The pattern calls for grosgrain ribbon ties, but I made the ties from a coordinating fabric I just happened to have on hand. I topstitched the ties too, to give them a bit more heft.
The trim is a pieced panel applied to the upper part of the apron.
I went with the pattern on this, but of course there are tons of possibilities for trimming an item like this!
I want to make more!