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DIY Tea Towel Apron

Posted by  ·  November 30, 2015  ·  Last Updated: November 30, 2015

This DIY Apron Tutorial is very quick to put together and perfect for the beginning sewer. Are you decorating for the holidays? This christmas light garland is festive and fun.  Looking for gift ideas? Put together this holiday hoop art, this is a great gift idea kids can help make! I love to get kids involved in making their own gifts.i

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The holiday season is baking season in our house.

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

I love a festive excuse to fire up the oven, put on an apron, and fill the house with yummy smells!

Today, I have a super quick apron DIY to help you get your bake on…

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

…or your gift on. These little tea towel aprons make a great gift as well!

I love tea towel aprons because they’re easy to make and practical to use. The absorbent tea towel not only keeps you clean, but I like to use it to clean up my mess when I’m done, so I don’t have to dirty up another towel. The only thing that gets in the way is the ties…

So, I made them removable!

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

You make one set of ties, add buttons, and then just sew buttonholes to a set of tea towels. Ta da! You have several aprons in one that double up as towels that can be easily washed.

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

MATERIALS

Pack of tea towels (Mine is a four pack from IKEA, I used two of them)

3 yards of 1.25 inch wide, twill tape belting

Two .75 inch buttons

Matching or coordinating all-purpose thread

Hand sewing needle

Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

Buttonhole foot (if sewing machine has an automatic buttonholer)

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

STEP ONE: Sew button holes.

Wash and iron your tea towels.

Sew a vertical buttonhole at two parallel corners of each towel, using your button hole foot and the automatic button hole feature on your machine. Make sure to position your button holes about 0.5-0.75″ away from the edges of the towel.

Cut the button hole open, taking care not to cut through any stitching. You can do this with a sharp pair of scissors, or by placing a pin at one end of the button hole and opening it up with a seam ripper. The pin prevents the seam ripper from cutting through the stitching.

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

STEP TWO: Prepare ties.

Cut your twill belting in half. Fold each raw end under twice, and top-stitch in place. You will do this for a total of four times.

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

STEP THREE: Sew on buttons.

Using your hand sewing needle and some thread, hand sew one button to the end of each of the two ties.

That’s it!

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

Three easy steps and you’re in business!

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

easy buttoned-up tea towel apron tutorial // Delia Creates

Happy holiday sewing AND baking! 🙂


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  1. Debbie
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
    Cute apron!!