Another project I worked on this past week- making B her very own apron out of a kitchen towel! Since a few of you have little ones of your own, I thought I would share what I did and then you can make one of your own if you want!
What you need:
a kitchen towel
OR a fat quarter or fabric scrap that measures at least 19" x 19.5"
some bias tape (either buy some, or make some- needs to be cut on the bias if you make it)
and obvs your basic sewing supplies
I bought the towel that I used at TJMaxx for $2 with the intention of making it into an apron for B. So find a kitchen towel of your own to use (it's nice because all the edges are finished, so you won't have to do it) or you could use a fat quarter or other scrap to whip one up.
*If you're using a towel, skip step 1 and go to step 2.*
Step 1. Hem the long sides (19.5") first by folding over 1/4" and pressing and then folding over 1/4" again and top stitching. Do the same with the bottom edge. Press. Now skip to step 3, yay!
Step 2. Fold your towel in half lengthwise and trim off the top so that it's now 19" long.
Step 3. On the unhemmed top edge, measure up from the fold 3.5". From your hemmed bottom edge, measure over 11" on your hemmed side edges. Cut out a curve joining those two measurements.
Step 4. Fold over your top edge 1/4" and press.
Step 5. Fold the top edge over again, press, pin in place and top stitch. Press again. (you can also just use bias tape to cover this raw edge if you're feeling extra lazy)
Nicely pressed, top stitched top!
Starting to look like an apron!
Step 6. Attach your bias tape to the curved edges leaving a 16" tail on each end for tying.
Viola! One super cute and fabulous kid's apron in 5 minutes!