Hand Towel Apron with A Little Of This-A Little Of That

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I am a huge fan of aprons, and when I saw this one made by Sarah from A Little Of This-A Little Of That, I got so excited! Not only is it super cute, but so functional! I constantly have a hand towel thrown over my shoulder while I'm cleaning the kitchen, but this apron has a towel built right in! These would make great gifts for Christmas!!! Here's Sarah to show you how to make your own!

A friend on mine has a very talented mom who made this super cute apron; I knew I wanted to copy it, and put my own spin on it!

Before I give you the how to, how about if I show you the final product?!

I call this one "The Double Ruffle"

This one is a Single Ruffle, with extra wide Ric Rac trim

Supplies needed:

Hand Towel (17x28 in)
1.5 Yards of coordinating fabric for the ruffle
1 yard of coordinating fabric for tie
Sewing Machine

Steps to a fun apron!

For the ruffle: Lay your 1.5 yardes of fabric on the floor and cut in half lengthwise (long ways)

Fold one piece of the cut fabric in half (right sides together)

Pin along the 3 raw edges.

Sew the fabric together on the three sides you have raw edges meet (you don't need to sew the edge that is folded)

On one of the "short sides", only sew it 3/4 closed, so you will have a space to turn the fabric right side out.

Turn the fabric right side out, using the small hole you left on one short side.

Press your fabric (don't skip this step!! It looks so crisp and professional when you press it!)

Sew a basting stitch (longest stitch setting on your machine) the length of your fabric (long ways).

Gather your fabric in a ruffle by pulling the bobbin thread (the bobbin is the thread that is under your needle; not the thread that comes down from the top of your machine)

Pin your gathered ruffle to your hand towel.

Sew your ruffle to the towel.

Take your fabric for the apron tie, and cut the length of the fabric in half (long ways)

Should look like this:

Now, take that piece and cut it half AGAIN (to create 2 pieces for your tie)

You want 2 pieces for your tie:

Press your fabric 1/2 inch on two long edges of your fabric (this will save you from having to sew this edge down to create a finished edge. SHORTCUT!)

Do this for both pieces. Should look like this:

Pin your two tie pieces (right sides together) along the short edge
Sew two tie pieces together along the short edge to create a really long tie

Use your fabric as a "binding" for your hand towel. Slip your hand towel into the tie fabric (like below) and pin in place

Starting at one end of your tie, sew the tie together, and continue the length of the hand towel all the way to the other end of the tie.

It should look like this:

Hmmm. Looking a little plain. I know, Ric Rac!

Pin on your ric rac, and sew it to your hand towel.


Double Ruffle:

Just for Fun, I made one for Miss J
(who is obsessed with Turtles!)

LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Now go on over to A Little Of This-A Little Of That, Sarah's blog is awesome and has tons of AMAZING ideas!

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Unknown said...

Lovely! Where do you get those rig rags..(or what it was in english?:) I have never seen that big in Finland!!

Beth Eaton said...

WOW! I love it! I mean I REALLY love it! I'm going to have to steal the idea from you! Thanks for sharing!!

Livvy said...

Definitely going to try the double ruffle one. Too cute!

ashley @ little miss momma said...

Love these aprons! I think I should make these for Christmas gifts--too cute! Where did you find your towels?