How to Make a Dish Towel Apron Tutorial

There are always really cute dish towels in the stores. Take 2 dish towels and some ribbon and use them to make an easy apron.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Peacock Ogee dish towel
Peacock Splendor dish towel
Grosgrain ribbon
Matching thread


Things to do:
1. Wash, dry, and iron the two dish towels.
2. Take the Ogee dishtowel and lay it down flat horizontally with the right side down. Make a small mark with chalk 7.5 inches in at the top on each side.
3. Use a quilting ruler or yardstick to mark a line diagonally from this mark to the bottom corner of the dish towel. Fold on this line and press flat with your iron.
4. Open up the fold. Mark a line 1 inch out from the crease you just pressed. Cut along that new line.
5. Fold the cut edge toward the crease that you just pressed. Press the outside edge flat.
6. Now fold in to the original crease and iron everything nice and flat.
7. Pin and sew along this edge, sewing a little less than 1/2 inch from the edge. Do this for both sides.
8. Cut a 24 inch piece from the grosgrain ribbon. Take each end and fold it under 1/2 inch. Fold it under 1/2 inch again. Pin each end to the top of the apron and sew them onto the apron. Sew a box with an X across it for each one.
9. Take the Splendor dishtowel and lay it down horizontally with the right side down. Fold the left side over 2 inches and press nice and flat.
10. Open it back up and trace a line 1 inch to the left of the crease. Cut along this line. Fold the cut edge to the crease and iron nice and flat. Then fold over.
11. Pin and sew, sewing a little less than 1/2 inch from the edge.
12. Lay the Ogee dish towel down upside down and with the right side down. Then lay the Splendor dish towel down with the right side up. Line them up where the Ogee is as wide as the Splendor.
13. Pin them together and trim off the excess from the Ogee towel. Sew them together, sewing 1/2 inch from the edge.
14. Cut a 68 piece inch of the grosgrain ribbon. Fold each end over about 1/2 inch two times. Then sew it along the edge to finish it off.
15. Lay the ribbon on top of the seam where you joined the two dish towels. Center it, then pin and sew it down to cover the seam. Sew very close to the edge across the top and bottom of the ribbon. Now your apron is complete!

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