Friday, February 22, 2013

The 20 Minute Reversible Apron

I'm cheating a bit here-- I actually whipped this project up on Christmas Eve this year! (I know, I love cutting it close!) Remember my 'no-handmade-gifts' mantra?
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps

Well, on Christmas Eve I was hit simultaneously with a wave of mommy guilt and an offer to babysit. A short hour later, I had these reversible dishtowel apron's sewn, wrapped up, and under the tree.
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps
There are lots of apron tutorials out there, but I especially like these since they are reversible and extreamly thick and wash up well.



All you'll need is a few feet of ribbon, about 6 inches of bias tape or binding and of course, a dishtowel.  For my son, I used a reversible dishtowel (the stripes). I fell in love with the the bright polka dotted dishtowel for my daughter. Since that towel was not reversible, I ended up backing it with the pink fabric before following the steps below. I really recommend sticking with the reversible dishtowel-- it makes the project go much faster.
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps
 Start off by cutting off the two top corners (3 inches accross and 5 inches in height).
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps
Ok-- this is the thing that makes these so quick- we are going to use the bias tape to create a casing and finish the raw edge at the same time. Sew your bias strip right sides together along the two cut edges. I tucked in the raw edges as shown below.
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps

Turn the binding to the 'wrong' side as shown. Sew along the inside edge of the bias tape as shown below.

The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps

 Your apron is nearly done! My kids are still short, so I 'shortened' the apron by flipping up the bottom to create pockets. I simple sewed up the edges making sure to back stitch at each end. The texture of the towel hides all the stitching.
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps
 All that's left is to thread the ribbon through the casing, and place it on your child. Cookies here we come!!!!
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps

 We are loving ours-- it really does make clean up that much easier. I'll share pictures of my daughters apron in a bit! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
The 20 Minute Apron. Whip up these sweet aprons in less time than it takes a cake to bake! All it takes is a dishtowel, ribbon and a few fabric scraps

3 comments:

  1. Id like to.make half aprons with 3pockets reversible. I'm a waitress

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck! that will be amazing!

      Delete
  2. I love this idea. I love whole aprons and go thru them so fast!! I love the fact this is made out of towels. It will be very easy to keep washed up!!! Definitely going to make one of these for me!!

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

There is no word verification or log in required. Comments older than 30 days are moderated. I'll get back to you as soon as I can!