Free Apron Patterns - Dishtowel Apron

You'd be amazed what you can do with a new (or old) dishtowel. Actually a dishtowel makes a perfect starting point for an apron. If you find the right size, you may have nothing to do but add some frills and fashion to your apron.





free apron pattern - dishtowel apron


  • 1 Dishtowel approximately 19 inches long (length ) x 27 inches widesomething close to this is just fine.
  • 2 yards of 1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • Pocket and Flower - 8 x 10 inch scrap for pocket, 3.5 x 8 inch piece for pocket cuff.
  • Flower-1 piece 4 inches x 11 inches ( outside petal )1 piece 3 inches x 9 inches ( inside petal )1 5/8 inch button
  • Thread to compliment and contrasting thread if you like

CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTIONS ;) for one of the coolest of the Free Apron Patterns.

  1. Pocket - take your 8 inch x 10 inch piece and lay it on the table right side up. The 8 inch edge is the top of your pocket, the 10 is the depth.
  2. Now, with it facing you, take the cuff piece (3.5 x 8). Measure from the top of your pocket down 3.25 inches, this will end up being the bottom edge of your cuff.
  3. Lay your cuff piece right side together with your pocket piece at this 3.25measure, sew across from one side to the other.
  4. Flip this cuff piece back up to the top of your pocket
  5. Press 1/4 of an inch to the inside your top of pocket edge, turn again and sew along edge.
  6. Turn to the inside 1/4 of an inch each side and the bottom of your pocket, press well as you go.
  7. Set Aside.
  8. Flower - with each piece of your flower fabric
  9. Fold the short ends to the inside 1/4 of an inch and press.
  10. Now fold each piece in half lengthwise, wrong sides together,press.
  11. Run a basting stitch along the raw edges, and pull to gather.
  12. As you are pulling your petal will go into a circle with a little help from you, shape it as you go and run a few stitches through to keep it where you like it. Do this for both petals.
  13. Sew the smaller petal in the center of the larger petal and then the button .
  14. Find center of your cuff and attach your flower to the pocket.

Pocket placement - You can place the pocket anywhere you like, I'm a lefty so I like my pocket on the left, so you choose. Just take a minute and measure to make sure you have it on straight or maybe not. ; )

  1. After you get your pocket on, run a gathering stitch at the top of your apron, gather it until it's about 18 inches, leave it a bit bigger if you like.smooth your gathers.
  2. Find the center of your ribbon and apron top, match them up.
  3. Lay the ribbon at the top edge of your apron
  4. Sew on both ribbon edges, tie a knot at each end of your ribbon. Hooray ! you're finished.

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