A special thank you to my Aunt for giving me the idea for today’s project! This is a cute little apron made from a dish towel. It’s pretty fast to make and doesn’t take a lot of fabric. It is a good way to practice sewing pleats and pockets.
It works best to have a dish towel with a general pattern design, rather than something that is directional, as the towel will be arranged horizontally along the waistband.
The width of the hand towel is adjusted using pleats to give the apron a skirt like feel.
It also has a good sized pocket that fits a cell phone and more.
This project was a lot of fun to make! It’s also pretty simple compared to many aprons. The only difficulty really lies in working with the terry cloth itself. I would rank this project a 3/10 for difficulty.
1/3 yard cotton fabric (Fabric may shrink in the wash. I like to purchase a few extra inches just in case.)
1 dish towel
1/4 yard lace trim (optional)
1/2 – 1 yard fusible interfacing (optional)
Here is the cut layout if you need it.