Gardening Apron | northern California photographer

In addition to pouring over gardening books waiting for the weather to improve enough to plant the garden, I busied myself with various projects.  One of those projects was sewing a gardening apron. I thought it might be beneficial to have an apron to help keep my clothes clean. But having a few pockets to keep things handy seemed like a good idea as well. So I searched the internet for a pattern, but didn’t really find what I thought I wanted. I did find a pattern for a bistro apron, made a few modifications, and created just the gardening apron I wanted.

Rather than use linen, I opted for some heavy mattress ticking, a small piece of dark denim for the pockets, and some heavy duty cotton tape for the ties.  I did not include the metal rings for adjusting the neck-strap. I also adjusted the length a bit. And, I’m pretty happy with the result.

Now that the weather has settled down, the garden area is worked and planted. Yay! I’ve got a brand new gardening apron all ready. Let the gardening begin!


Kiss of the sun for pardon.

Song of the birds for mirth.

You’re closer to God’s heart in a garden

than any place else on earth.

-Dorothy Frances Gurney


Gardening Apron

Gardening Apron by Nadeen Flynn, northern California photographer

make your own gardening apron by Nadeen Flynn, northern California photographerfinished make-your-own gardening apron by Nadeen Flynn, northern California


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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. She currently lives in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees.

Currently booking 2017 and 2018 senior portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

Aperture: ƒ/4 | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter speed: 1/6s |

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