Announcing Aliyah’s Aprons And A Giveaway!

“You should really sell those things!”

I’ve heard it for a long time, but always laughed it off.

“Me, sell aprons??!  You’ve got to be kidding me!”

The story of my first apron – 

Years ago I decided that I wanted to make an apron.  I had no idea how to, but I pulled out some fabric and asked my seamstress friend who was visiting  for some pointers.  She gladly told me a few things, and I set to work cutting and sewing.  People, this thing was going to be just amazing!!! 

But when I excitedly showed my friend the “finished product” her eyes widened, and I don’t think she knew quite what to say!!!  She finally mentioned something about how it might be good to sew in the raw edges, but graciously told me that it was nice! 

Guys, this apron was just plain pathetic!  I don’t know if it could even be considered an apron, and I admire my friend for being so sweet about it … I could think of a dozen things she could have said, but she just encouraged me to keep practicing!

I knew I had done a terrible job, but after a while I decided to try making another … and another … and another.  Being a perfectionist has its advantages, and this was one time I’m so thankful that that side of me kicked in!  I wanted the perfect apron, the perfect style and a perfect job done on it! Before long, my family and friends started commenting on them, which encouraged me to keep getting better! 

So with all that being said, you might understand why the idea of starting an apron business would be so laughable to me a couple years ago!  However, after many hours of practice, work and prayer, I’ve decided to start this little business with the hope of blessing others.

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My goal –

My desire is to offer the highest quality aprons for the most affordable price.  I was a teenager before I brought myself to buy an apron … call me silly, call me a penny-pincher, call me whatever you want to, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pay a lot of money for something I didn’t really need!  And even when I did buy one, I bought it half-priced!

So if you’re like me, and love pretty feminine things but aren’t willing to pay a fortune for them, I really hope I can help you!  And if you’re just looking for a pretty apron for you or your friend, I hope I can help you too!

I am still in the very beginning stages of this, and the website and shop aren’t even set up yet, but as I’m working on it I thought I’d share my plans with my dear “radical family” (Oh that sounds really bad, doesn’t it??! Maybe I should come up with a different name for you all!) and get your advice on things!

Would you take a minute to fill out this short survey?  Your input and suggestions would be so helpful!

Create your own user feedback survey

I will be announcing the new website when it is up and running!

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Also, I’ve been buying bits of material here and there when it goes on sale, so I sewed a few aprons and am listing them here for $15 a piece (including shipping) to help with the startup cost, since starting a business on your own is quite expensive!  Unfortunately $15 won’t even cover the cost of material at full price and shipping, much less the labor, but since I was able to get the fabric for cheaper than usual, I wanted to offer these to y’all at a discounted price.

Summer at sea (only one available, size medium)IMG_0074

Butterfly beauty (two available, size medium)IMG_0137

Pink blossom (five available, sizes small, medium and large)
Purple blossom (five available, sizes small, medium and large)  IMG_0158

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If you would like to purchase one of these, drop me an email or leave a comment on this post.

And lastly, I’m giving away one of these aprons (winner’s choice) so be sure to enter yourself in the giveaway below!

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32 thoughts on “Announcing Aliyah’s Aprons And A Giveaway!

  1. OH, they are all so pretty, it would be hard to choose! But, I think I would pick the “Butterfly Beauty” one, if I won. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  2. Beautiful!! SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I love the Butterfly Beauty a lot! I love floral prints as they add such beautiful touch to any outfit you wear!!God bless you as you begin this new endeavor!!!

  3. These aprons are so pretty. I think you have a great idea. You might also check into Etsy, where you can sell them. Aprons seem to sell well there. They are also in a variety of prices there. Might be a good place to do some market research.

  4. Abigail, your aprons are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I love the butterfly beauty!
    Thank you for offering this generous giveaway!

  5. Your aprons look so pretty!! Thanks for letting me do one of the pics!! I’d love to win the “Summer at Sea” one!! It’s beautiful!! Great job, Abigail! I hope you sell tons of them!

    1. Unfortunately these don’t have pockets, but the ones I will be selling will probably have them .. I’ve been going back and forth on that because they’re such a pain to put on!:)

  6. Butterfly Beauty is my favorite! Such beautiful aprons. I’ve always loved aprons. Thanks for the giveaway and a Happy New Year to all of you

  7. I am Australian, & don’t want to skew your survey results, since I’m too far away to be a realistic customer. However, your aprons look wonderful – all of them. The colours, frills and cut look lovely. I especially like the floral fabrics contrasted with solid colours. I bought my Mum an apron well over ten years ago. She prefers plain fabrics, & appreciates darker designs that hide the dirt! Maybe pockets could be an option. You’ll be an expert in a short time. You’re wonderful!!

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