Summer Gardening Apron From a Kitchen Towel

Cindy Richter
by Cindy Richter
4 Materials
25 Minutes

Do you have a kitchen towel that you love but it's kind of scratchy and doesn't absorb anything? Well make a summer time gardening apron with it instead!

Besides your kitchen towel, you'll want to use a sewing machine for this project. If you don’t have one, head over to a friends house and use theirs (after the Corona Virus has gone away) because the ends of the towel can get thick after folding which makes it almost impossible to sew by hand. You'll also need coordinating ribbon and thread. That's it!

First I folded the towel in half with the right sides together. Then I folded the bottom half in half again showing the front of the towel at the bottom (step 1). After pinning the sides together so it wouldn’t move (step 2), you can see that in step 3 it makes a pocket. Next I sewed all three edges together – the left side bottom half, the right side bottom half and then all along the entire width at the bottom (step 4).

Once you've sewn the edges together, fold it in half and find the middle of the apron. Simply sew a seem up the middle to make a pocket. Having 2 pockets instead of one makes it way more handy.

Measure out how much ribbon you'll need to go around your waste with a nice bow included. Cut the measured amount in half. Now you are ready to sew the ends to the backside of the apron. I messed up the first time because I was to lazy to change out the bobbin thread to match the ribbon. So if that is important to you, change it out now if needed.

I had some extra ribbon so I added a decorative bow to the front in between the pockets. Here is what it will look like once you've finished sewing it together. It's so cute!

I am not a crafter and I can barely sew. But making this gardening apron was easy. So if I can do it, you can too! If you aren't a gardener, give it away as a gift. They'll love it!

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