A is for Apron

$5.99 Regular price $17.95
Ships within 1-2 business days via USPS. [Not a digital PDF download]

The apron- that nostalgic garment once worn exclusively to protect clothes from cooking spills- has totally been transformed.  Created in curve-hugging shapes from sassy prints and with pretty embellishments, today's aprons are chic fashion accessories.

Unlike stitching clothes, you don't have to worry about fit- making an apron a perfect project for beginner.  If you have basic sewing skills, a handle on laying out patterns, and understand terms like topstitching, you'll find the projects quick and easy to complete.

There are pretty waist and bib aprons, as well as great smocks in cute styles- some are flirty and ruffled, while others are fun and funky.  Mix and match fabrics with flair, add fun trims like ribbons and rickrack, and try pockets, hemlines, and waisdtbands in different shapes.  The details you decide to include or leave out will give your garment a one-of-a-kind look.

by Nathalie Mornu, 2008, Paperback, 144 pages.

Book will mail to you via USPS.  Book pictured is the one that will ship.  Book in good condition with typical shelf wear, including typical creasing from handling a book.  No tears.  No spine flattening.  No writing.


Check out the blog post for larger shots of the individual projects!

Delivery Methods

How will my order be delivered?


--- MAIL original pattern (US ONLY)

Once you place an order, we try to mail it out within 1 - 3 business days (M-F, no holidays). You will receive order notifications by email or text, depending on what you select upon checkout.


--- International Customers

If you're located outside of the US and want an original pattern mailed to you, please visit my Etsy Shop: RedBirdPatternsNKits



Due to the nature of the patterns, in general, no returns accepted at this time.  Absolutely reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order.  We review any requests individually to help come up with the best solution!

*About Vintage Patterns

--Needlecraft Patterns Language and Supplies Information:  See image for recommended materials info for your craft pattern.  This is a pattern only, no materials or supplies are included with your purchase.  The pattern is written in English, in standard American terms.  Many patterns presume you know the basics of and doesn't include any learn-to guides.

Remember that many of these are vintage needlecraft patterns. Your local craft store may not carry the same exact items listed in the pattern. Certain patterns may require a little online shopping trip. Again, please check out the product page/photos for the full materials list for each pattern.


--How Cardinal House Stitches Obtains Vintage Patterns (A Note from Kat): My family is seriously crafty. My grandmother ran her craft business, Lienhart Dollhouse, for decades in Pensacola, FL. Growing up, I helped her set up at craft shows all across the Southeast and frequented the wholesale showrooms of craft suppliers. I spent a lot of time with her as a kid. Her favorite bird was the Cardinal and I always think of her when I see one now since she passed. That's actually where 'Cardinal House' came from...for her.

Each member of the family tended to branch out with their own branch of crafts. My aunt ended up opening up her own craft supply shop, including an Ebay store as soon as that was a thing. She became a distributor for many of the publishers that were booming in the 1990's- early 2000's. Many of the patterns are from her collection. She closed up her craft shop and went to work with my uncle. I also pick up books whenever I see them out at garage sales and thrift stores.

The vintage patterns are not designed by me- most of these patterns booklets are 20-40 years old!! They are hard to find in stores any more. Most of the publishers have been absorbed into other companies or are gone completely. Most of these booklets are in like new condition despite their age. If any of the patterns are more worn, condition will be noted on product description.