Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quick and Easy Apron


Materials Needed:


Dishtowel or Teatowel

3 yards of 1 in. grosgrain ribbon for ties

1/3 yard fabric or fat quarter for top & pocket

Matching thread

Optional: 1 yard rickrack


INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Fold towel in half lengthwise to determine center.

  2. Open towel, then fold top corners to the back side. The top of your apron should measure 9 1/2 in. and the angle sides should measure 13 in. Press

  3. Measure 2 in. away from pressed edge and trim away the excess fabric using pinking sheers.

  4. To make lower pocket, cut a piece of fabric 6 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. (or width of towel plus 1 in.). Fold long edges over 1/4 in. then again 1/4 in.. Press. Top stitch top edge. Add rickrack to top edge if desired.

  5. Fold short edges and remaining long edges over 1/2 in. Press. Stitch pocket unit to bottom of towel stitching 1/8 in. from folded edge. Divide into 3 equal sections and stitch to make pockets.

  6. To make decorative top, cut a piece of fabric 4 1/2 in. x 16 in. (or width of towel top plus 1 in.). Cut short ends to match angle leaving 1/2 in. inseam allowance. Fold all edges over 1/2 in.. Press. Stitch this unit to the top of your towel keeping your stitching line 1/8 in. away from the folded edge. Add rickrack if desired.

  7. Stitch 1 1/2 in. from pressed edge to form casing for ribbon. Thread ribbon through casings.

Wear and enjoy!

1 comment:

Paper Girl Productions said...

great tutorial! thanks for sharing it!