Dishtowel Apron

Considering all the cooking and dish washing I do–and considering all the laundry I don’t like to do–I try to use an apron to preserve the life of my clothes. Here’s an easy apron that any beginning sewer can make.

Choose a fairly large decorative dish towel, and a ribbon to match or contrast well with your fabric. Here’s what I chose:

Mark the center point along the short edge of your dish towel. Put a pin there, then create little pleats and pin them in place.

Iron the pleats and sew as close to the edge of the pleat as possible. Sew only an inch or two down the pleat.

Sew ribbon along the top, using enough to loop around your head. Measure equal lengths of ribbon to sew to the sides so you can tie the ribbon around your waist.

Hurray for easy projects!

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