Today I thought I'd share an easy $5 gift idea.
I actually shared it a few weeks ago on a friends blog but am posting it over here today just in case anyone is like me and needs some last minute ideas.
It's my favorite kind of apron---a dishtowel bar apron.
I love it because it is a half apron (I like them best) and because it is made from a dishtowel it washes wonderfully and doesn't need to be ironed.
(I'm one of those people who hates to iron so anytime I can avoid it....)
Anyways---it's really easy to make and I've listed the instructions below.
#1. A standard sized dishtowel. (I bought mine at the Dollar Store.)
#2. 4 pieces of fabric cut into strips measuring 2 and 1/2 inches wide and 44 inches long.
#3. Any flowers trim etc. you'd like to embellish your apron with.
Step #2. Turn each of the long strips of fabric right side out.
Step#4. Fold under each end of both strips and iron flat.
Step #5. Top stitch around the perimeter of both strips.
Step #7. ***Optional*** Attach what ever trim, flowers, ect. that you would like to your apron.
You're done! They are so easy and I really do use these---because they are made from dishtowels they are affordable to make and I never worry about staining mine since I can just chuck it into the washing machine. They make fast and affordable gifts.
Now...I'm off to work on a literal stack of last minute gifts I need to finish. Wish me luck.
(I'm going to need it.)