Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thrifty Thursday....Hand Towel Apron

I had to come up with a gift for my daughters best friends birthday party. So we went shopping for ideas. But nothing was just right. She & my daughter love to help bake. We bought a mixing bowl, found a great cookie cookbook & we headed home for me to make her a cute new apron!

This was the simplest apron to make. It’s made from a hand towel & left over fabric !!
Lay out the hand towel & top it with about 3 inches wide fabric & the length needed that will allow you to tie it around your waist.
Back of towel
Front of towel
Make sure to leave enough extra to fold over to hem. Pin down and sew.

Now make a pocket for the front. First cut a square, then hem the top of it.
Then pin down the square with the ruff edges in & sew!
Your done!

I made the fabric straps long enough to tie around someone my daughters size.....
as well as my own size.....
That way if her mom wants to borrow it she can :)

Then we filled the mixing bowl with the cook book, spoons,
some fun candy themed lip gloss & nail polish (just for fun!), and the apron.
My daughter was so excited to give it to her & I hear her friend love it !
Now I want to make one of my own! I love how practical a hand towel is for an apron
 & how cute it turned out :D


texwisgirl said...

that is cute for a little baker!

Heather said...

What a creative and very cute gift!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love the apron idea! And, how you packaged it is so fun. My daughter would love to get or give a gift like that. :)

Mors Hjertekurv said...

Love your creative ideas :D Just amazed what you can creat :D <3

Nancy said...

Girls love to get "grown up" gifts like that. Way to go -- I love it.

sapphireblue said...

That's a great idea!

LauraX said...

adorable...handmade gifts are so full of love!

Debbie said...

wow....great job.

LOVE the apron, i may have to steal that, what a clever idea!!

i recently did a similar one with a salad theme, the apron would have been a cute addition.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very, very cute! love the gift idea, too.

MarieElizabeth said...

What a fun idea. I might need to whip up one of these too. Great gift idea.

Allison said...


I love this idea because it actually looks like someone like me could do it! :) I'm going to show this to Meagane, who has asked many times if she can sew. Finally something I think she could really enjoy doing!

Andria said...

That is so creative, and wonderful! My girls would love it, and I like the idea of a quick gift that I can make, thank you!