This nifty pic came from the following web site: http://vikeats.com/2009/08/aprons-yay-or-nay/
I have to say that I do have an apron and forget that I have it from time to time. To be honest I love my apron...but what kind do you like and how can you make your own...not a problem. I am putting up a bunch of links to different types of aprons so you can get the patterns for the ones you like and happy stitching!
http://angieasplund.blogspot.com/2009/03/hostess-apron-tutorial.html -Hostess apron like what bar tenders wear
http://sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/484-valentines-happy-heart-apron-womens-version- long apron like "french" cooks wear..don't know any french cooks to ask.
http://crapivemade.blogspot.com/2009/06/super-easy-apron-tutorial.html - dish towel apron
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2009/11/toddlers-apron-using-dishtowel.html - this is too cute
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=1897809dc732f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=apron&rsc=ns2006_m2 -Gardner's apron from Martha Stewart
http://www.mommyblessings.com/2009/01/apron-from-tablecloth-tutorial.html - this is sooo cute and old timey
http://www.ilovetocreate.com/ProjectDetails.aspx?id=7f48e14f-abbf-4961-9d23-4aea6a2e063b - this is a must have pattern for all you retro kitchen lovers...I think I need to make this one it's sooo darn cute!
http://sewing.about.com/od/aprons/ss/retroruffleapron.htm - Very old timey pattern.
The great thing about these patterns is that 1)they are free, 2) They encourage you to use scraps, and 3) most cooks love aprons and they make great christmas presents. So get the fabric, and machine going and fun picking any one of these if not all these patterns.
*Note: I don't own the rights to the websites mentioned, so please be kind and follow the directions for being able to use their lovely patterns.*