10/24/2008

ReUse It! Towel Apron

At notthejetset, we've always pursued quality over quantity. Even still, we're please as pie to present this, our 200th post! Happy reading, and here's to 200 more. Cheers!


What to do when your favorite towel gets stained? Get creative! This reuse it idea is not the most creative but it is great classic idea that makes a good frugal gift as well.

Cost: $2.00 or less.

Time: 25 minutes (more or less depending on the detail you add)

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials needed:

  • Towel
  • Ribbon (1 1/2 yards min)
  • Applique (optional)
  • Other Trim (optional)
Instructions:
1. Layout- Line up the middle of the ribbon length and the middle of the longest side of the towel to create the top waist band/tie. Pin together.


2. Sew- Next sew the ribbon to the towel along both edges making a rectangle.

3. Details- Now the fun part! Add your applique to the towel or any other trim you like. Make it unique to fit your own style.

4. Completed- Tie it on and test it in the kitchen!

Overall Project Grade: A



Project Notes: This project can easily be done for free by using items you already have. The nice thing about these aprons is that they are absorbent and you never worry about staining them since they are a nice cheap work horse.

To make them into a more personalized gift add an appliqued or hand embroidered letter to the towel in your friend's favorite color.


Have you made a towel apron before? If so tell us about it!

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