My mother gave me these cheery cotton dish towels for Christmas and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to transform them into an apron.
I used 2 dish towels–one for the top and one for the ‘skirt.’ Here’s how:
Pin these pieces in place along the edges and bottom of the solid towel. Place one pin in the center of the solid towel. This marks the line to sew down the center to form the pockets. First, sew along the pinned edges only, leaving the top of the solid towel open. Then, sew down the middle of the solid towel for the front pockets.
Next, I needed a neck strap. You could sew these out of fabric, but I like to crochet, so I thought I’d crochet mine. I simply used an ‘I’ hook and some worsted weight yarn. My finished strap is 25 inches long. Here’s a quick pattern: Chain 80, turn. Single crochet in each chain across, turn. Chain 2, skip first single crochet, then double crochet in each single crochet across, turn. Chain 1, single crochet in each double crochet across. Finish off.
Now, I needed 2 ties for the ‘skirt’ portion of the apron. Again, I used an “I” hook and the same worsted weight yarn. Each tie is 25 inches long. Here’s a quick pattern for the ties: (Make 2) Chain 80, turn. Double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across. Finish off.
Now, to attach the strap and ties, I sewed them on with buttons.
The finished apron!
It’s just that easy! 🙂