Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Utility Apron Tutorial

I thought I would give you a quick and easy tutorial on how to make an apron (like my moving apron) using a Tea Towel. It is important that the towel be 18 x 27 inches or larger.

You will need the following:
1 Tea Towel
1/4 yard of fabric for ties

Start by folding your towel RST (right sides together) and press. The folded edge is the top of your apron. Now fold the bottom "front" up to form your pockets and press again. It will look like this:

Set that aside for now and move on to the ties.

Cut 2 strips from your fabric 4 inches x WOF (width of fabric).

Press in half with WST (wrong sides together) as shown in picture.

Now open back up and fold each edge to the pressed seam - as shown.

Next fold in half again and press.

Stitch all the way around your ties using a 1/4 or 1/8 in seam allowance. On one end of each tie, fold the end in 1/4 inch to create a finished end.

You will have two ties that are 1 inch x WOF.

Insert one end (the unfinished end) of each tie into the fold at top of apron. Pin in place.

Stitch down each side, along bottom of pocket and top band of apron. Then decide how many pockets you want and stitch those as well.

That's it - apron complete! Pin It


Bobbi said...

this is a must when moving. i hope to make one this year while im packing :)

Poppyprint said...

cool, thanks!

Kristen said...

I like it. An I have a spare towel too! Thanks for the idea!

abi said...

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SheilaC said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Gene Black said...

That would work great for the 'stuff' I need in my pockets at craft fairs too!

Anonymous said...

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