Sunday, December 23, 2007

Towel Apron Directions

This is a great project to use up some left over yardage from other sewing endeavors.

For this project, you will need 1 kitchen towel, I prefer not a terry cloth towel, and 1/2 yard of your favorite complimentary fabric.

1. Fold over the top corners of the towel (onto the backside) and press the creases flat with a hot iron.

2. Create sleeves for the straps by sewing a line of thread across each corner flap, parallel to the folded edge and about 1 inch from it.

3. Cut three 2.5 inch strips of fabric. Sew them end to end to make your strap. Fold and iron them so that they are like a double folded bias tape. Sew shut making sure that the raw ends are folded in for a polished look.

4. Using the remaining fabric, create a pocket for the front of your apron. Cut the material to overlap the width of your towel by one inch on each side. Sew a one inch top hem. Fold the bottom of the pocket under a half inch and iron it. Position the pocket 2-3 inches from the bottom of the towel. Fold the sides under. Sew into place down the sides and around the bottom. Sew down the center of the pocket, to create two pockets.

5. Thread the strap up through one sleeve (use a chopstick or pencil to poke it through), then down through the other. Leave a loop at the top for your head and long strings hanging from both sides. After you decide how much of a loop you need for your neck, you may wish to tack the top opening shut to limit the straps moving too much.

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