Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dishtowel Apron

Hey everyone! With Thanksgiving just 2 days away, I'm going to give you 2 crafts today! :)

This one is surprisingly simple to make, and can be completed in about 20 minutes! :)

1 dishtowel (I purchased mine at IKEA for 49 cents!- if you don't have IKEA near you, any dishtowel will work just fine. :)
1 piece of 1 1/2" grossgrain ribbon 72" long
1 piece of 1 1/2" grossgrain ribbon 36" long

Sewing machine with thread
Pins to hold material while sewing

Note: This could be sewn by hand, but would take longer than 20 minutes to complete.

Step 1- Fold bottom of towel up 1/4 of the total length of towel to make a pocket. Pin in place.

Step 2- Sew edges closed with a straight stitch. Sew in middle of towel to split this pocket in half. (I used dark thread so you could see what I did.)

Step 3- At the top of the towel, fold edge over 2" to create a sleeve. Pin in place. Sew.

Step 4- Take the 72" piece of ribbon and center it along the top of the pocket. Pin the ribbon along the top of the pocket; you will have 2 tails on either side of the apron (they will become a tie for the back of the apron).

Step 5- Carefully stitch ribbon in place.
Note: You can sew your pocket shut if you don't do this correctly. You can also use a no sew product for the ribbon if you like. Make sure to sew the ends securely to the apron to enforce it.

Step 6- Thread the 36" piece of ribbon through the sleeve at the top of the apron.

That's it! A brand new apron for your little one to help out in the kitchen or while they craft. :)

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