Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tea towel/ Dish towel apron Quickie

Everyone loves a quickie so try this ten minute apron

  • 1 dish towel (Mine are just regular size 27″ x 21″)
  • 85″ of Ribbon, (at least 1.5″ wide, the wider the better) I suggest 85″, but you can measure to suit your body size.
  • Sewing Machine
  • Stick Pins

How to make a Dish Towel Apron-

If you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine you are on your way to some very cute and easy aprons! You will need to first make the pleats. Armed with your stick pins, let me show you how…

Sew an apron in 10 Mins! via fynesdesigns.com
  1. Fold the dish towel in half (widthwise).
  2. Pinch the fabric 1″ back from the centre fold you just created.
  3. Push your finger into the fold, making a ‘T’ shape.
  4. Pinch one side of the ‘T’ and bring the edge of dish towel back to meet it. Pin in place, repeat with the other side of the ‘T’.
  5. Fold the outside edge of the towel into the centre to meet the pleat you’ve just created. Repeat step 2-4.
  6. Repeat with opposite side of the towel. You should now have 3 pleats evenly spaced along the long edge of the dish towel to hold the pleats in place.
  7. Baste a straight line along the top edge of the tea towel.
  8. Fold the length of ribbon in half and line the centre up with the middle pleat. Pin in place covering up the pleats, to create a waistband.
  9. Using a straight stitch, sew around the parameter of the ribbon that is attached to the dish towel, creating a long rectangle of stitches.

That’s it, how easy, right?!

Thanks to Fynes designs for the tutorial

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