More from the New-Way Course in Fashionable Clothes-Making:
"Your sewing apron should be an example of your dress-ideals. It should be appropriate, well-made and attractive. And of course, you should make it yourself.
While it need not necessarily be large, your sewing apron should have pockets large enough to hold some of the smaller things that are constantly being lost or misplaced—the small scissors, the spool of thread, a tape measure, a thimble. And these pockets—three of them are an excellent number—should be high enough to prevent being caught on an unexpected corner or knob.
The material for your sewing apron should be heavy enough to resist the attacks of scissors and needles and pins. Percale is a good material, and unbleached muslin is really very substantial. You may add a touch of hand embroidery down in one corner of one of the pockets if you wish, or you may use hemstitching at the bottom as a touch of neat trimming. Avoid anything that is elaborate."
Of course! Who wouldn't know this already!!