Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tea towel full apron tutorial

Here it is the long awaited tea towel apron Tutorial.

Supply List!

Sewing machine.
1&a half yards of 1 inch ribbon
2and a half yards of 2 inch ribbon
2 tea towels

First cut the tea towel you want for the bib of the apron in half

Next fold the top of the bib which will be the non cut edge down one inch
and iron it.

sew right along the edge
forming a casing
then set it a side for a moment

then take the 2nd tea towel that will be the bottom part of the apron
find the middle of the tea towel on the long side of the towel and put a pin there.
next take the top of the apron or the bib of the apron and find the middle.
Once you found the 2 middles pin the 2 pieces right sides together just under the sewing line on the bottom tea towel

Now sew the 2 pieces together

Once the 2 pieces  are sewn together iron the seam so that there is no raw edges showing

Then sew along the seam

Next cut the 2 in ribbon in half
Then pin one of the ribbons to each side of the skirt of the apron
Then sew it

Next take the one inch ribbon and put a safety pin on one end of the ribbon
and then thread it though the casing that you made earlier on the to of the apron.

Once you have it thread though the top fix it the way you want it and sew the opening closed on both sides
Then you are done and the apron is ready to wear.

If you try this apron out and find any mistakes or is something is confusing please let me know.
As always if you make one send me a link so I can check out your handy work..

The Shabby Chic Cottage



Turtles In Northern Florida said...

Very nice!

Shannon said...

Oh that is so cool. Very creative idea.. Thanks for sharing it!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It's very cute, and I love the photo at the front door! I'll bet the neighbors were wondering what you were doing! Just like in my neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

I also wondered about the neighbors....probably saying ....oh that neighbor lady is out taking photos again... wonder what she does with all those photos?
Cute and good idea, apron.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love this idea and love your apron! thanks for linking!

Yarni Gras! said...

cute tutorial, thanks!

Andy Porter said...

That apron is super cute! I love the patterns. Thanks so much for linking to Poppies! My heart goes out to you and your sweet William. What beautiful pictures.

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea, and I love the fun colors!