Easy Half Apron

 

We are switching things up just a little this week.  Today is going to be tutorial day, because tomorrow we get to have a Pick Your Plum giveaway!  I LOVE Pick Your Plum giveaways.

I wanted you to still have a tutorial this week so, I’m going to show you how to make the easiest half apron ever.  I do a monthly ladies night at my church and we made these this month.  I got to teach the class and women who have never sewn before made them very easily.  Seriously older kids could make them to give to teachers as Christmas gifts.  I first saw the idea to make these aprons from Skip to my Lou, I tweaked it just a little to make it easier for me.

What you will need:

  • One small kitchen towel (can also be called a tea towel, cup towel, or hand towel depending on where you live)
  • 1/2 yard coordinating fabric
  • iron and ironing board
  • sewing materials ~ including, sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins. {rotary cutter and mat optional}
Start by cutting 2, 4-8 inch strips out of your material. {if you need help on cutting your material I have a tutorial here}   I like my waist band a little thinner but thick ones  look really cute to.  So it’s up to you.  Remember you will fold your waistband in half so it will end up being a  little less than half of what you start with.
With right sides together sew your two strips together. Press your seam open.
Now you have a very long strip.  You are going to press your two sides in about a 1/4 of an inch. Iron both side down. Then fold in the two edges 1/4 of an inch and iron those down.  Then iron the entire strip in half.
Now your strip should look like the photo on the bottom. And be a little smaller than half the size you started with.
Now take your towel, open your waist band and place your towel inside.
{I shortened the strip so you could see where I would pin it at the end and the towel in the last photo.  Yours will be much longer}
All that is left is to sew along the edge of the waist band to attach the waistband to the towel.  Make sure you catch all 5 layers when you are sewing.  You can use a wavy decorative stitch to make this easier or you can use a straight stitch like I did.

There you go a cute half apron, that only has two seams.  { Sorry for chopping my head off today, taking photos by yourself is tricky}  I timed my-self the first time I made an apron this way, it took about 30 minuets.  Defiantly doable for Christmas, or anytime.
Thanks for stoppin’ by and hangin’ out.
I will be sharing this at most of these parties.
 

 

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