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These Handmade Aprons Are Practical and Pretty!

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Kathy Vaughan from Elyria, Ohio

Type of Project: Aprons

Pattern: Original Design (Design by Kathy V)

Featured Date: 03-13-24

Hi, I’m Kathy. About 25 yrs. ago I was trying to find something unique to sew & sell.  Finally, I got a brilliant idea for an apron.  So I designed an apron with a towel attached to it and pockets on the bottom.  My aprons are much loved by my customers and they come back for more.  They have been my best seller for 25 years.  I listen to my customers and try to find fabric prints that are appealing and on trend.  From that I designed children’s aprons in 3 sizes,  men’s BBQ aprons and Plus-sized aprons for the ladies that need/want more coverage.

Men’s BBQ Apron – Team Logo

 I’ve been retired for 13 yrs. after 50 yrs. as a Radiology technologist.  Sewing and having my own craft business was my dream after retirement.  This has become a full-time job for me.  I usually work in my sewing room every day for about 4 – 8 hours.  My dog Peanut is my supervisor and tells me when it is time to quit and give her my attention.  She would most likely say “enough is enough, Mom, now it’s my turn”.


Kathy Vaughan

Elyria, OH

Business name: DESIGN BY KATHY V

Me at Cedar Point in my booth at the Frontier Festival selling my flower crowns. 2023
Little Girl’s Apron

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