This simple apron is functional, beautiful, and best of all, so easy to make that even a novice seamstress will have no problem with it. Made from a pre-hemmed flower sack tea towel, the only sewing needed is to attach the ribbon onto one edge. You can decorate it with painted handprints, old-time embroidery or, as we did here, an elegant stencil. Look for ribbon that is at least 2 1/2 inches wide for best results.
Things you’ll need:
2 yards of ribbon or trim
1 flour sack tea towel
Sewing machine and thread
Things to do:
1. Fold the tea towel and the ribbon in half and place a pin at the center point on each.
2. Line up the two pins with the top edge of the ribbon aligned with the top edge of the flour sacking and pin all the way down the length of the ribbon/sacking.
3. Stitch just inside the top edge of the ribbon with a straight stitch, backstitching at the beginning and end. Repeat with the bottom edge of the ribbon.
4. Lay the stencil just off center on the fabric.
5. Apply the paint with a dabbing motion, being sure that paint is worked into all the small details of the stencil.
6. Peel the stencil off of the fabric and allow the paint to dry.
7. Heat set the paint according to the directions on the bottle.