Monday, October 22, 2012

Handmade dish towel apron

I had been looking for an apron with a dish towel attached but had no luck finding one, so I decided to make my own!  I bought two  seasonal dish towels at the dollar store.  I used one (side ways) for the skirt part of the apron and cut the second  towel  in half, using one half for the bodice part of the apron..  I sewed the other half to the front (skirt) of the apron (for easy wiping of the hands when cooking).  Then sewed some grosgrain ribbon to each side of the apron for the ties. When I sewed the bodice to the skirt of the apron I realized that the top of the towel (top part of the bodice) had a folded edge creating a perfect casing to feed the grosgrain ribbon through for the ties that go around the neck. And there you have it!!  An apron made with dish towels!!  ^_^
It only took me about an hour from start to finish, It might not be perfect but I love it!!!  Oooh, maybe I can make some for Christmas gifts!!