This tutorial combines two lovely things – aprons and tea towels! There are so many beautiful tea towels around at the moment, it seems that every designer is finding their way into our kitchens. If that wasn’t a good enough reason to use a tea towel as your base for an apron, then they are also practical, already hemmed and the perfect size! This apron is a lovely present for Mothers Day, it will take you less than an hour to transform a pretty tea towel into a practical handmade gift.
You will need a tea towel of your choice, scissors, a fabric fading pen or chalk and some tape or ribbon. I stitched my apron on my sewing machine but it could easily be sewn by hand.
The first step is to lay your tea towel right side down on the table and fold over the top corner as shown in the photo below, pin into place and iron flat. How far you pull your corner down and across is up to you, my corner is folded at this angle so that it fits in with the design on the front. To ensure that your apron will be symmetrical, fold it in half lengthways so that you can use your first corner as a guide. Fold over the second corner, pin and press.
Next you need to cut three pieces of cotton tape for your neck strap and two ties. The neck strap will need to be about 70cms and each tie approximately 1 metre long. I have made my ties quite long so that the apron will be comfortable to wear but adjust this length to suit. Pin the straps and ties into place with the ends tucked under to hide the raw edges.
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