I purchased a lovely colorful dish towel. and turned it in to this pretty apron for a girlfriends birthday gift. It so happens her husband and family were taking her to a specialty cooking shop for a gourmet cooking lesson. Yes, she wanted that! So the apron is perfect complement!!
The hem is my favorite part… I found two fabric strips that I liked with the dish towel and ruffled them together. The longer layer was a 5″ strip and the short was 3.5″ by 45″ long.
I cut two small half moon shapes to create the ‘Apron shape” . The picture isn’t of the same dishtowel, but I folded it half the long way, and the piece of paper represents the part I cut out.
Now, make sure to save those two pieces of fabric. I Sewed them together to make a front pocket to add a Monogram before I stitched the pocket to the Apron.
To finish off the project I simply added one package of bias (3 yards) up and around the neck and back down with enough at the ends to make the straps.
This makes great presents… start looking for a fun dish towels on sale and stock up!