Dishtowel Aprons

Randi from i have to say has a great dishtowel apron tutorial. I wanted to make mine for my niece who is 3 (It also fit my friend’s little girl who is 4 nicely with room for growth). I followed Randi’s tutorial instructions but changed the measurements to make the apron smaller. I first cut off 6 inches from one end of my Martha Stewart 18×28 towel. I used part of what I cut off the end to make a front pocket. From the top of the towel I measured over 6 inches from the side edge and then from the top down the side 7 inches and cut this triangle away from each side. I was unsure of size so instead of leaving 15 inches of bias tape for the neck hole I allowed a15 inch piece on each side to it can be tied. I used a 1 inch bias tape maker and made my own bias tape so I could have a print on the bias tape.


I also made one for my two year old daughter.


For her size I cut off 10 inches from one end of the towel and then used my same measurements —-over 6 inches along the top of the towel and down the side 7 inches on each side. I used purchased double fold extra wide bias tape and allowed 18 inches for the ties and 15 inches for the neck hole.


I also gave my niece some felt cookies and carrots to go along with her apron. I could become addicted to making felt food. Thanks Katie for giving me the idea! My little girl loves playing with ours.



12 Responses to “Dishtowel Aprons”

  1. laeroport Says:

    Tea towel aprons are great! And I love your embelishments. I’ve had great success in making kid-sized aprons from bandanas as well.


  2. materialmama Says:

    Those are adorable! What a clever idea. I’ll have to try that for my little girls.

  3. Katie Says:

    I am so glad you got around to doing this. Your apron is much better than mine and I think I might use the idea for an upcoming birthday for twin girls (3 yrs). The “cookies” are lovely too.

  4. Julie Says:

    So very cute. What a gorgeous model.

  5. Marykz Says:

    I’ve been on a kick of these too- they are such fun. yours are so cute- love the ruffles and added softie foods…. I used a cloth napkin from Target and some twill ribbon…..

    and I had to make one for her doll too.

    HAve you seen all the examples at Anrgy Chicken’s Tie One On Flickr gallery? they are amazing!!

  6. ratichoo Says:

    Such a great idea! And now I know what I’ll be making with my felt!

  7. Kristen Says:

    You are the best Aunt ever. Very cool!

  8. KatieJ Says:

    These are so adorable! I am so excited to have found your blog- it’s awesome!

  9. Patty Says:

    Cindy, I know you posted this awhile ago but I just found your blog. These are such cute aprons! It took me a few minutes to realize why they seemed familiar. I have the same Martha towels. 🙂

  10. Jennifer Says:

    The aprons are adorable! I’ve seen several dishtowel apron patterns on the net and I think I’m going to have to make one for each of my girls. If they turn out even half as nice as your’s, my girls will LOVE them! The felt food is yummy, too … what a neat idea!

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