#MAVENMAKERS | from Canada to Australia

I was lucky enough to be tagged into an Instagram post that featured our Maria Apron pattern recently. And I’m grateful to be able to share these beautiful photos with you. Amanda of My Fabric H...

Apron Kits!

I’m so pleased to announce our Apron kits are now available online! Our Japanese style apron kits were very popular at the shows this year and so we have resourced the fabrics and voila – ...

The Strap & Facing Tutorial – the Maria Apron

Oh wow! This photo tutorial has turned into a monster tutorial on how to sew the straps and facing for The Maria Apron! You will need to have followed the instructions included with the pattern so the...

the Apron in a Day Workshop

The Workshop: The Maria Apron is one of our most popular patterns, and named after Maria Thomas herself! Join us for a fun day of sewing, with expert tuition and make your own Japanese inspired Makers...

The Maria Apron | How to Lengthen the Straps

This info actually appears in our How to Lengthen and Shorten a Pattern Tutorial, but I thought it might just be a bit easier if anyone was specifically looking for help in the apron straps department...

The Maria Apron Hem Tutorial

While we were prepping our PDF patterns for a new adventure in print. I discovered an alternative way of stitching the curved hem on the back of The Maria Apron. Either way works, and as I always...

Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern Tutorial

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern This is just about the easiest pattern alteration to do! You’ve probably noticed, many patterns have horizontal length adjustment lines marked on them...

The Original Maria….

This really is the most delightful Maria Wrap Apron I’ve seen. Let me tell you why…It’s made by THE actual Maria that the apron is named after! Oh, yes…my very inspiring frie...

The Maria Wrap Apron Reversible Tutorial

How to Make a Reversible Maria Apron I’ve seen some lovely reversible  Maria Wrap Aprons appearing by way of the growing band of happy #mavenmakers. I’m so delighted to see your ...