I will be the first to admit that I hardly ever take the time to slip on an apron, usually ending in ugly stains on my clothes. I grew up with my Grandmother who always wore an apron. She had the full length ones and the little short ones that went around the waist. Even as a child, I had my own child-sized aprons! Admittedly, she could sew and those aprons were handmade by her. Well, the fact remains that I am not handy at sewing and making things. But, I have found an alternative!
I have a cute DIY NO SEW Dish Towel Apron I would love to show you! These dish towel aprons are easy, and inexpensive, to make. Just imagine all the cute colors you can have, especially for the holidays! I also think they would make cute little gifts and stocking stuffers for the holidays!
How to Make a No Sew Dish Towel Apron
Thick ribbon, at least 1 yard
Cotton dish towel
Iron-on fabric tape or fabric adhesive
1. Start by folding your dish towel into whatever size apron you would like. For adults, fold the towel in half for an adult. You can also fold it down into an 8 x 8 inch square for a child. If you would like a longer apron, manipulate the fabric to get the length you want. For the apron you see pictured here, the dish towel was folded once in half, then each end was folded in about 2 inches.
2. Next, apply a strip of iron-on fabric tape OR fabric adhesive to the inside of your folded seams. Press and iron the towel if needed. The idea is to use the tape or adhesive to secure the shape of the towel.
3. Apply a length of adhesive tape, or hot glue, to the top of your dish towel. Press the ribbon onto the dish towel. If needed, you can iron, or press. The ribbon should now be stuck to the dish towel and you should have a length on each side to be used for tying.
4. Your dish towel can be used once the adhesive is dry, or ironed in place. Slip around you and simply use the extra length of ribbon as ties to tie behind your back.