Level: Beginner, Time: Expect 1 hour or less, Topic: Accessories, Topic: Sewing

Bandana Apron

Steph from Somewhat Simple has been kind enough to offer a super funky and fun tutorial to make an unforgettable apron! I adore the idea of making simple aprons to match my outfit! LOVES! Make sure to check her entire site out at www.somewhatsimple.com (after you read this tutorial of course!). Happy weekend to all!
Level: Beginner
Topic: Clothing, Accessories, Sewing
Time to complete project: Expect 1 hour or less
I saw this idea on Martha Stewart
Not only is this the easiest thing you will ever make, it is super cute and will come in handy!
There are a ton of cute aprons out there (it seems like a new trend or something!) and I have made some and love them, but I wanted something a bit different than the full-body ones I have hanging in my pantry- something I could wear while entertaining that wouldn’t cover up the outfit I chose very carefully to wear to the party. After all, what’s the point in looking cute at a party if you have an apron covering your clothes, right? Enter “half-apron” and better yet, make it coordinating and matching to my party outfit and suddenly it all seems perfect!

Items Needed:

Bandanna- standard size is about 22 inches square
Ribbon- enough to fit around your waist and tie a bow from behind. Make sure you burn the edges of your ribbon to keep them from fraying.
Straight pins- unless you are better than me and can sew a straight line without using them.


Step 1: Measure to find the center of your ribbon and place it on the center of your bandanna. If your bandanna has any words on it, like “Made in China”, you might choose to cover those up with your ribbon.  Pin your ribbon to secure, then continue pinning along the length of the bandanna in the center of your ribbon.

Step 2: Sew both the top and bottom of your ribbon in a straight line. If you have a cute color thread, you might want to pick a cute stitch and do this along the ribbon for added detail. My thread was clear, so I just kept it straight since you wont be able to see it anyway.

Step 3: Oh wait, youre done! There is no step 3!!! Maybe step 3 will be “Throw a Dinner Party!” and use your new apron!

I love the idea of making these for each holiday too- bandannas come in every color, so you could make a black one with orange ribbon for Halloween, a brown one for Thanksgiving, a red and green for Christmas… seriously, do you need me to name all the holidays and their coordinating colors? Quit reading and start creating!!!

Stephanie Dulgarian

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