Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A simple apron

My daughter's birthday is this weekend and she has chosen to have a cupcake decorating party.  Of course aprons are a must have.  After looking around a bit and not finding anything inexpensive enough to purchase 8 of them I decided to make them. 


I'm not much of a seamstress but I think they turned out ok.


I used flour sack towels, ribbon for the sash and super cute fabric from Hobby Lobby.
 

I cut each towel in half.


Then rolled the cut side over twice and pinned.  I didn't iron the seam down, it probably would have been easer if I had.  If there is a cheater way to do something, I'm all over it.  (perhaps that's why my projects don't always work out...hmm something to think about another time) 


I tucked  and pinned every 3-4 inches or so and then sewed the top and bottom of the folded seam.


Then I cut a 4 inch strip of fabric (I alternated the stripe fabric with the butterfly fabric shown above),


tucked and pinned it, then sewed a line a little to the top of center.


After everything was sewn, I washed and dried the aprons to fray the ruffles a bit.  Since I sewed the strip above the center line, it folded over and created a double ruffle.  A happy accident that ended up really working out.  I then ironed everything.  Pretty simple. Wish us luck that the party goes well and that my daughter's friends like the aprons and have a good time!

PS don't be jeaous of my polka-dotted pj bottoms!  :)

4 comments:

  1. OH my what a CUTE idea for a birthday party! I might copy it! ;)

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  2. I AM jealous of your fancy pants!!! Dang cute! I love the apron. My girlie would love some of these. She's my little helper in the kitchen. I'm pinning it:) Thanks for stopping by my bloggy. You are always so sweet! Happy day!!

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

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  3. Towels?? Brilliant! (And kudos for having the patience to make so many...I'm tired just thinking about it!)

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