OK here is the quickest Apron Tutorial yet. I wanted something that would be fast and easy and require little sewing skill.
-One thrift store skirt
-scrap fabric for ties (unless you use the skirt)
1. Go to the thrift store (or your closet) and find a skirt that you like but don't want to wear as a skirt. Choose something out of cotton if possible. A denim skirt makes a good heavy apron and is a great way to re-purpose and out of fashion skirt.
I found this apron in a box of fabric at my mom's house. It must have been a costume that belonged to one of my older sisters. My girls thought it looked very Cinderella-ish and want it for an apron.
2. Cut the skirt up the back, removing the zipper or buttons or what ever is there to close the skirt.
Use a rotary cutter and ruler to even up the edges if necessary.
3. Make the ties.
Option 1 - Cut two strips from a coordinating fabric. I cut mine 4" by the width of the fabric (about 42").
Option 2 - If the skirt has ample fabric, you can cut two strips from the back when you cut the skirt open. You can cut them about 2-4 inches wide by the length of the skirt.
Which ever you choose, you will then need to hem the edges and ends as you desire. I folded mine under and top stitched them.
4. Now finish off the edge of the apron. I just folded the edges under and stitched them down.
Then I attached the ties at the top of the waist band.
Now you are done. You can add a pocket if you like. If the skirt already has side seam pockets you already have some.
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