Artisan apron


Apron420wAs you may know, I work from home in a little room off the kitchen and I used to find myself doing all the things that needed to be done instead of actually working. If you work from home I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!

After much thought I realised that I needed a work uniform, something to wear that made me (and everyone else) know that I was not at home but at work. And so I made my apron and have been gradually embellishing it with my favourite sayings and little badges and motifs and now when I wear my apron I feel creative and ready to work.

My apron is so lovely and cream and special that I’m not tempted to sweep the floor or brush the dog when I’m wearing it! And now when I take it off I actually feel that I’ve left work behind for the day- which is a marvellous thing for an apron to achieve don’t you think?

Anyway, after lots of requests for a pattern it is finally here and in my Etsy shop now.


31 Responses to “Artisan apron”

  1. irene donovan Says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I made this apron from your pattern and wear it when I am being creative on my machine!

  2. Tammy V Says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 8:46 pm


  3. Lyn Says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I love your apron too…and the one I made on a workshop with you! Xxx

  4. Lori Kay Says:
    March 28th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I heard your talk about your apron when you were on Pat Sloan’s American Patchworking & Quilting podcast. It sounded lovely. Now I know how it looks and it LOOKS lovely, too!

  5. PlainStitch Deb Says:
    April 26th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    What a lovely idea – that the Apron is a work uniform! Surely the loveliest uniform. That definitely chimes with me! I’m going to try it too!

  6. Jennie Lewis Says:
    August 22nd, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Hello Janet, still trying to access a pattern for your apron, can you still help

  7. Emily Says:
    August 26th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Janet,

    Thinking forward to making gifts for Christmas when your lovely apron came to mind. I see it is not available any more in your etsy shop, is there any way I can purchase the pattern? Kindest regards, Emily x

  8. Ann lee Says:
    October 2nd, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I would like to purchase your apron pattern. You had sold out at the quilt show in Birmingham

  9. Judy Nichol Says:
    October 13th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Hi, I have been desperately searching for this pattern but can’t find it anywhere. Please tell me it’s still available to buy?!

  10. JanetClare Says:
    October 17th, 2014 at 10:13 am

    artisan apron’s are now back in stock in my Etsy shop- sorry you’ve been waiting! janet x

  11. Rachel Says:
    November 5th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Janet

    Please could you let me know when you re-stock your etsy shop with your fabulous apron pattern.

    Many thanks Rachel.

  12. Lynda Says:
    April 19th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    hi Janet can you please e mail me when your lovely apron pattern is back on esty

  13. Julie march Says:
    April 19th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I’m trying to purchase the apron pattern ,where o where can I buy it xx

  14. Julie march Says:
    April 19th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Where may I purchase the apron pattern ?

  15. Bakes-A-Lot Sue Says:
    April 20th, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Aaaargh your pattern is sold out everywhere I look….more coming soon? Please!

  16. Janet Evans Says:
    April 20th, 2015 at 11:29 am

    When will your artisan apron pattern be back in stock?

  17. joan Says:
    April 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 am

    is the artisan apron pattern available please?

  18. Elaine warren Says:
    April 25th, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I have the apron pattern and hoping to make it soon, I wonder what width fabric is needed and if I could make it out of fat quarters as a hitch pitch of fabric I have. What type of fabric is best? Thanks elaine

  19. Barbara Says:
    April 26th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Janet
    I do hope you manage to get the pattern for the Artisan Apron back in stock soon. I am desperate to make one. Do you know when they might be available? Many thanks and best wishes Barbara

  20. Raven Quilkts Says:
    May 17th, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I love this pattern and have made several with adaption for my height (v tall) with Janets advice. They are much admired and ladies at my sewing group in Norfolk are keen to make their own . A great simple effective pattern that makes a useful and unique item . V impressed

  21. Joy solliss Says:
    July 19th, 2015 at 7:17 am

    thank you for your wonderful apron . Love joy x x x

  22. Lynda Glover Says:
    July 26th, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Just made the artisan apron today and I absolutely love it.
    Thank you for a wonderful pattern x

  23. GK JONES Says:
    October 10th, 2015 at 8:45 am


  24. GK JONES Says:
    October 16th, 2015 at 9:21 am


  25. Beverley Cattell Says:
    November 23rd, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Hi Janet,
    I just discovered you and your lovely apron on Create and Craft. I received the pattern and traced size M onto baking parchment. I spent 5 hours one evening tracing, cutting out and stitching it. Then went to bed, dreaming about it. Next morning I spent 2 hours finishing it off by joining the shoulders and top stitching it. I made it in white damask and lined it in a tiny, colourful little birdie print. I love it and can’t wait to start embellishing it. I feel so inspred. Thank you.

  26. Susan brady Says:
    December 27th, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Santa left me The Wordsmith and an Artisan Apron pattern. Planning my apron and so inspired by The Wordsmith book – more planning!!

  27. Nicola Says:
    January 7th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    oops, feel a little silly, my fabric is not wide enough!! thanks Janet for contacting so quickly to put me on the right path.

  28. Heidi Richardson Says:
    October 8th, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Hi I am desperately looking for the artisan apron pattern, nowhere has it, when will it be available again to buy?

  29. JanetClare Says:
    December 3rd, 2017 at 10:26 am

    The apron patterns are back in stock and you can find one in our Etsy shop. Sorry to keep you waiting!

  30. Chrissie bell Says:
    April 26th, 2020 at 1:10 am

    Hi Janet, iv bern wondering what to use for the lining? Should i just use the ordinary lining? Or have you any suggestions. It doesnt say in the pattern info.
    Many thsnks

  31. JanetClare Says:
    April 28th, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve used a nice quality cotton for my apron lining. You could use a dressmaking lining if you wanted too- it would just have a different drape.

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