Did you know that flour sack tea towels have many more uses than simply drying dishes? Just a few ideas you could use them for…wrapping gifts, curtains, pillow covers…and a fun little sewing project I’m going to share with you today…an apron!
This week I have the privilege to get to team up with some of my favorite blogger friends. All week long we’ll be sharing some DIY spring crafts. If you’re visiting from Kelly’s blog At The Tattered Pew, welcome! Make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see all the links to the other blogs. Also I’ve linked the printable to the 1 Thessalonians 4:11 print I shared on my Instagram.
I originally thought this would be the perfect little apron for my boys. We’ve been doing so many little art projects in school and I thought it’d be nice to have something simple to protect their clothes. Turns out it fit Mommy too, haha. It turned out so well and was so easy to put together that I’m definitely planning on making a couple more. When I get around to making more I think I’ll take the sides in a little bit to help it to fit my boys better. So just keep that in mind if you’re going to make it for your kiddos. You may want to adjust the length and/or the sides. Not only is this apron perfect for those craft projects, you could wear it in the kitchen or maybe even sew a pocket on it and use it out in the garden! I think there are so many possibilities and the best part is it’s pre-hemmed so it involves very little sewing! Scroll on down for all the details.
- Sewing machine
- 1 tea towel about 30″x30″
- Twill Tape [about 4 yards]
Step One | Start by folding in the two top corners of your tea towel and pin. I used a towel I purchased a while back from Target. It’s the Hearth and Hand line and it’s described as about 30″x30″
Step Two | Sew a simple hem using a 1/4 seam allowance along each folded corner.
You’re already almost done!
Step Three | I used 3/4 inch twill tape that I purchased from a local quilting shop, but you can find it online, at any fabric store, walmart, etc.
Step Four | You’ll need about 4 yards of the twill tap [be sure to fold over the raw edges so that the tape doesn’t fray. Sew two pieces at the top of the apron and one on each side at the waist [pictured below]
Step Five | Round up your adorable kiddos and have them model it for you and if they won’t model it yourself 😉
That’s it, talk about simple, right?
This whole project cost me under $5.00
Below you’ll find the link to the printable I shared along with the links to all of the other fun crafts projects!