The Apron Project
For the 2nd year now, Soupline Supper offers attendees a chance to purchase unique, hand-crafted, double-sided/reversible aprons–most of which are created using T-shirts donated by each of the featured restaurants at Soupline Supper—combined with recycled clothing, fabric and notions from local thrift stores.
Seamstress Marsha Frederick, a volunteer at Homeless Services Center, shares her enthusiasm: “When I learned of Soupline Supper, I suggested my craft of making aprons from T-shirts be incorporated into the event and auction. I hope you’ll agree, the aprons are an attractive and unique tribute to HSC’s signature fundraiser and a distinctive auction item for you to bid on.”
Marsha has been sewing tote bags, aprons and quilts using materials found at Goodwill, Salvation Army, Grey Bears Thrift Store and the Pajaro Valley Quilt Fair Bargain Garden, along with donations from friends, to support her efforts to recycle, reuse and upcycle. Marsha reminds us, “Many of our parents and grandparents reused materials long before the present movement promoting recycling and reusing items became so popular. I am continuing that system by sewing items from materials that others have donated for resale by nonprofits. The nonprofits are benefiting and we are creating less waste. The challenge of creating an item with recycled materials is exciting and rewarding.”
To learn more, please follow Marsha Frederick’s Studio426 on Etsy, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Aprons are being crafted daily between now and April 24th, check back regularly to prepare for auction bidding wars…
Check out these examples from The Apron Project at last year’s 14th Annual Soupline Supper in 2013: