Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kids' Halloween Dish Towel Aprons

These are so easy to make, you just might want to make one for every holiday!  To make one, you will need:

1 new Halloween dish towel (I would avoid the terrycloth kind)
2 yards of coordinating ribbon
coordinating thread (plus needle or sewing machine)
*if you want to add embellishments, try rick rack, felt to cut into ghost, bat, spider shapes.

1.  Lay out your dish towel and establish the "top" of the apron.
2.  Make a template of a right triangle (I used cardstock) that is approx. 3"x9".
3.  Place the triangle upside down (3" at the top, 9" at the side) lined up with one of the top corners of the apron.
4. If you trust yourself, cut the towel along the diagonal line of the triangle while holding the template in place.  If not, trace the line lightly and then cut.
5.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the opposite top side of the apron.
6.  Fold the cut edges over 1/4" and press with an iron.  With your sewing machine (or a needle and thread), sew along the folded edges.  I used a zig zag stitch to prevent fray, but you could use a simple straight stitch.
7.  Cut your ribbon into 4 18" pieces. 
8.  Sew one ribbon to each of the top corners of the apron.  Sew the other two to the middle sides (the other end of your newly sewn seam).
9.  To prevent fray on the exposed ends of the ribbon, take a match or lighter and GENTLY hold the ribbon above the flame until it melts it and seals it.
10.  Embellish as desired!

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1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

I love those aprons, friend! Your boys have grown so much...darling guys.