How many times have you needed a quick little gift for the hostess of a party or to use as a little thank you for somebody special? We have the perfect quick and easy apron that could be whipped up in no time, and would be a very thoughtful gift.
Materials needed: one hand towel or printed kitchen towel, 2 1/2 yds bias tape to match one of the colors and thread to match.
Hand towels and kitchen towels are usually 16″ to 18″ by 27″ to 32″, so pick one that will suite the person that will be getting the gift, and begin the little project.
1. Fold the towel in half lengthwise and cut away the portions shown in the diagram — leaving 9 1/2″ at the center top. Measure down 9 1/2″ along each side, and cut out the curving line as shown.
2. To apply the bias tape, fold the 2 1/2 yards of tape to find the center. Measure about 10″ each way from the center and pin this point to the upper edges of the bib. (This measurement may be varied to fit the individual — the lower edges of the bib should be at the waistline when the strap is adjusted around the neck.)
3. Baste or pin the bias tape along the bib to the waistline at the edge of the towel. The remaining length on each side will be for the ties. Beginning at the end of one tie, sew along the edge of the bias tape, continuing from the end of the tie, along the edges of the bib, up and around the neck strap and around to the end of the other tie. Be sure to fold in a little at the end of the tie to finish the tie end.
NOTE: Try one for yourself just to check out the tie lengths — depending on the size of the person you are making the apron for, you may need to use 3 to 3 1/2 yards of bias tape to insure that the ties are long enough.