Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Make One Adorable Apron from Two Colorful Napkins -->

This adorable apron takes just two large square napkins and some ribbon and less than an hour of your time.

Here’s a little project you can do in no time at all. Use two big 20-inch square cotton fabric napkins, and some coordinating ribbon. Sew them together without cutting into the napkins at all, and the result is an apron that’s not just cute but really useful, too. This apron can be put together in less than an hour.

To make this apron, here’s what you do:
1. Fold the first napkin along the top edge at the corners, enough to make it fit across the bust.
Shape the fold into a tri-angle shape...on the first napkin all of the way down to the waist and press.

2. Sew across the top to hold the folds in place and edgestitch along the folds to the waist through all thicknesses.

3. Fold the second napkin in half, wrong sides together, and press along the fold. Sew a strip of decorative ribbon to the fold edge, turning the ribbon ends under at the outer seam edges.
This second napkin forms the pockets and the bottom of the apron.

4. Attach the back half only of napkin 2 to napkin 1.
This is what the back half of napkin 2 looks like from the wrong side when attached to napkin 1. You’ll need to determine just how long you need to make the apron by pinning the pocket piece in place, “trying it on,” and adjusting to fit.

5. Sew the two layers of napkin 2 together along the bottom edge and attach it to napkin 1 along at the sides.
Sew down the center of the pocket area to form two pockets.

6. Attach lengths of ribbon at the waist to form the ties and at the neck to make the strap.

7. To finish the ends of the ties: Fold the ribbon in half, right sides together, and stitch across the end.
Turn right side out to form a point, press, and stitch to hold the point in place.


Yarni Gras! said...

wow! you need to write up more tutorials, this is GREAT!

Amy said...

that is soooo cute! I'm going to HAVE to make one of these.