I know I shouldn’t do this, but I couldn’t pass them up… Just look how cute they are!
Now, what should I do with ‘em?
Not anymore… Last night I made two draft dodgers for the front and schoolroom doors. They both have quite a breeze that you can feel on your feet when you walk but. But no more. I wonder if Betsy will miss the cool outdoor air in one of her favorite places to nap? Sorry girl! :o)
Thanks to a long skinny fabric tube stuffed with all my sewing scraps, no more chilly breeze! They were super quick and easy and gave me a great use for all that scrap that I just hate to throw away, but usually do!
Here are the steps on how to make a really quick and easy apron from a dish towel…
1. Iron the dish towel. Fold down the corners so that you have the top of your apron. Pin down the corners and hold it up to see if the size is right.
2. When you have it just the way you want it, press the corners down. Then sew them with a 1/4” seam allowance from the folded edge.
3. Cut off the excess material from the flaps about 1/4” from the seam. Use pinking shears if you have them.
4. Attach your straps (make sure they are the length you want before you sew them on) on the back of your apron right where the bottom of your corner was. Be sure to go over it a few times to make sure it is secure.
5. Now attach your neck strap. Pin it on and make sure you can get it over your head and that you like the length before you sew it on. You can do it to the back or to the front of the apron. Again, be sure to go back and forth a few times to secure it well.
this one is fastened to the front and then accented with wooden buttons
6. Embellishments are next… If you want to, you can attach pockets, ribbon, ric-rack, buttons, whatever you would like. Or you can do nothing at all.
two pockets with ric-rack accents
7. Now you’re done! Enjoy your new apron and clean pants… :o)