Our new Workshop Waist Apron is made in the USA and built to last. I have destroyed so many aprons made of “ballistic cloth” and other high-tech fabrics. This cotton canvas one takes a real beating. Above is a quick video discussing its development and features.
— Christopher Schwarz
11 thoughts on “Tour of Our Workshop Waist Apron”
Will you be making an apron hook?
In my heart, I would love to make some for sale. Knowing what we would have to do to make them (merging a new foundry and a bent-wire process) and the market for them, my head is wary. Also, we’d be competing against a home-center S-hook or carabiner that work just as well for less than $3.
Here’s a picture of mine from IG. https://www.instagram.com/p/CcItv0UOUEG/
The super talented Eleanor Rose made a version of mine: https://www.instagram.com/off_artisan/
You might reach out to her. I know she was making a batch for sale.
You can also find them on line (I bought mine on French ebay).
Also, check out this link:
I read this as “apron book,” and can’t stop imagining The Anarchist Apron sitting on my bookshelf.
Hi Chris, I would love to buy an apron (or two) but when I went on line to buy the shipping cost was prohibitive. Is there any way it (or they) could be put in a flat rate box?
What shipping cost are you getting? We charge actual shipping costs (and don’t raise the price of the item to discount shipping). So I am seeing about $5.91 for one and $6.60 for two
$48 for a cloth waist apron? That price made ME ballistic.
Please go forth and make one for less in the USA with the same materials and stitching. Put us out of business.
I hope you are not offended by the idea of someone who has made most of her clothes for most of her life rolling her own? Looks like half a yard of canvas and a little time if you have a non-plastic-gear sewing machine (I have a ’70’s tank). I promise to use a different color and decoration.
Of course not!
I’m a carpenter. Full size home store pouches start at $100 and bottoms wear out quick, holes in less than a year. Uncomfortable. Leathers or good nylons last five years under rough conditions and start at $300, go up to $600. Extreme wear pouches can be had for $800. When I moved inside for trim neither the home store nor the fancy leathers made sense, and I settled into a rhythm of pencil in cap, torpedo level in back pocket, speed square in other pocket, hammer in loop, tape on belt, nails in bucket nearby. Some guys buy white bib overalls which come with a small canvas nail pouch but I find them too warm for warm season work.
This waist apron looks terrific and I’m excited to try it.
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