Tea Towel Apron: easy step by step instrucitons on how to make an apron out of a tea towel and ribbon for kids or adults.
A tea towel apron is inexpensive to make and easy to sew. They’re perfect for a baking birthday party, or just for any baking and cooking at home.
This past weekend we celebrated our baby turning 5! She loves all things sweet so we went with a cupcake and bakery theme for the party. Weeks and weeks before the party I started hunting for cupcake fabric to make aprons for all our little guests.
I stumbled upon some cupcake tea towels at IKEA. These were perfect! They weren’t expensive, and already had some of the sewing done for me. I am not a great seamstress by any means, but with my Grandma’s old sewing machine, and a few straight seams I managed to make ten sweet little aprons for all the party guests.
- tea towel
- frey stop
- sewing machine
How To Make A Tea Towel Apron
1. I started out cutting off the top of the tea towels to make the aprons short enough for little ones, and create the apron shape. I ironed and sewed the seams. If you are making these for an adult, use the whole tea towel.
2. After the basic apron shaped was sewn, I added on a neck strap, ties for the back, and a little ruffle at the bottom.
To make the neck strap and back ties I used some pink polka dot ribbon. I sewed it on to the apron and finished the ends with a little fray-stop to ensure the ribbons don’t unravel.
We also found ready made pink ruffles at the fabric store. I stitch For the boys I used cream coloured ties and didn’t add the ruffles.
I just love how they turned out, and the kids seemed to really like them too. There we three different patterns to choose from. The aprons were also part of their party favour at the end of the party.
When the kids arrived the aprons were hung over the backs of the chairs, ready for the little bakers to decorate their cupcakes and cookies with.
They were a labour of love, time consuming but pretty simple, and worth the effort in the end.
Our two have all the chocolate frosting washed off now, and they’re ready for future baking adventures!
With a tea towel apron this cute, life really is a party!
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