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.


  1. love this!!! thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Newest follower, I found you through the Texas facebook group! I love the apron–wonderful job!

  3. very cute!!

  4. Super cute and right in my area of skill level with sewing I think, lol.

  5. Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says:

    I LOVE it, Kadie! The cupcakes were such a cute pick!!

  6. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says:

    Oh that is just darling! I stink at sewing, but this makes me want to try.

  7. Fabulous idea to make the apron with a tea towel, Kadie. Looks great.

  8. So cute and easy! And I love the fabric/towel you choose!

  9. THis is so cute. I love little half aprons.

  10. Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com says:

    Super cute Kadie! How stinkin creative! 😀

  11. Ami Allison says:

    ADORABLE!! I would love to make a set of aprons for my Alice and I! Thanks for this. You’ve made it sound so easy! 🙂

  12. Love this Kadie! Adorable pattern!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  13. So lovely Kadie!!! Thanks so much for sharing such great tutorial! I’d love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

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