My MIL requested a Christmas apron this year. I followed through on that request, albeit a little late. I figure if you hand make the gift as long as you send it by the end of January that should be good enough. I used more fabric from the incredible stash my husbands aunt gifted me and one of my favorite Butterick patterns B5474.
This apron is really pretty easy to sew. Its just one large main piece and 4 long straps. You bind all the edges in bias tape and you are done. My personal trick to working with bias tape and the really long seams for the straps is to use a walking foot on your sewing machine. I don't know what I did before someone informed me of the awesomeness that is the walking foot. It idiot proofs your sewing.
Excuse the wood paneling. I had really grand plans to drag this dress form outside to take pictures but 1) it was really cold and 2) I got lazy. So now you get to enjoy a special treat that is my lovely yellow/orangeish wood paneled basement sewing room.
I added my super sweet sewing label to the back and sent this baby off to my MIL in AZ.