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Quick Pillowcase Apron

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If you have a spare ten minutes and a pillowcase, you can create a pretty half-apron for the kitchen. Just follow this tutorial from Betz White. Pick up a pillowcase at the thrift store with a floral pattern, find some coordinating ribbon, and you are all set. Find this sewing tutorial and 18 other Mother's Day crafts in the Mother's Day Crafts: Blogger Edition 2010 eBook.


Quick Pillowcase Apron


Materials:

  • Pillowcase
  • 2 yards of ribbon
  • Sewing machine

Instructions:

  1. Lay out your pillowcase. Fold up the bottom edge 8". Top stitch along the folded edge at 1/4". (The stitched edge will become the top edge of the pockets.)

    Lay out Pillowcase
     
  2. Turn the pillowcase over and fold the bottom up another 8". There will be 3 layers of pillowcase.

    Turn and Fold
     
  3. Pin the layers together and top stitch around the sides and bottom edges. Mark a line down the middle of the front pocket, pin and stitch.

    Pin and Stitch
     
  4. Lay about 60" of 1" wide ribbon across the top edge of the apron centering it on the length of the ribbon. Pin in place. Topstitch ribbon at the top edge, bottom edge and across ribbon at sides of apron.

    Add Ribbon
     
  5. Tie it on, use it, put stuff in the pockets, look cute...you know the drill. :)

    Finished Apron

 

We interviewed Betz White on FaveCrafts Radio and asked her about this project. Listen to the May 4 show to hear her tips and tricks.
 

 

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