Hello! Today we are excited to share a simple and inexpensive children’s project with you…how to make a Kids BBQ Apron using a dish towel!
All you need for this project is:
*1 dish towel
*2 yards double fold bias tape
*a marking tool (even a pencil will do)
Once you have your supplies rounded up it’s time to get started!
#1. Lay your dish towel out on your cutting mat (or countertop) vertically so that the short sides of the towel are along the top and bottom…and then find the center of that top short edge.
#2. Once you have found the center of the top edge measure out 4″ from each side of the center and mark with your marking tool. (I used a sharpie.) Next measure down 7″ from the top corner down each side and mark with your marking tool.
#3. Connect the marks on each side with a “J” shaped curving line (as shown in the photo) and then cut along that line.
#4. Fold the bottom of your apron up on top of itself 6″ (as shown in the photo) and pin. Stitch along the edges of each side of your fold to create a long pocket on the bottom edge of our apron.
#5. Measure in 5″ from each side of your apron. Mark a vertical line from the top of the fold to the bottom of your apron at both 5″ marks. Sew along this line. This will create 3 individual pockets at the bottom of your apron.
#6. Fold your 2 yards of bias tape in half and mark with a pin.
#7. From the middle of your bias tape measure out 8″ on each side and pin to the top of your apron (as shown in the photo). Remember to place the dish towel in between the folds of your bias tape to create a nice finished edge! Pin all the way down each curved side of the apron. *NOTE: There will be quite a bit of bias tape hanging off the edge of both sides of your apron…this is what you want because that excess bias tape is what becomes your apron ties in the back!)
#8. Beginning at one end of your bias tape begin stitching the bias tape fold closed. Continue stitching all along the tie, up the curved side of your apron, across the neck loop, down the other curved side, and along the other edge of the tie until you have stitched together the entire length of bias tape.
And now you are done!
And because you can find dish towels for great prices (I got mine at the Dollar Store) this makes for a fast and inexpensive project that my girls will love using all summer.
Now…I just need summer to get here soon! I’m tired of this cold and gloomy weather!