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Holiday Dishtowel Apron Tutorial

Posted by  ·  November 19, 2015  ·  Last Updated: November 19, 2015

This Holiday Dishtowel Apron is so easy to make and makes a darling handmade gift.  Do you have someone who like yoga on your list?  Try making them a DIY Yoga Mat Sling.  Almost anyone on your list will love this DIY Flag Banner it is pretty easy to customize.

This month we are sharing over 100 handmade gift tutorials. I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade DaysClassy Clutter and Your Homebased Mom to share the best holiday decorating ideas and  homemade gift ideas.  We have over 100 tutorials so you will have the best homemade holiday ever! Each day be sure to visit the guest poster’s blog for a chance to win BIG! Up for grabs a Baby Lock sewing machine a $100 in Riley Blake Fabric! Grab a new entry every day! Visit Simple Simon and Company today to enter win the baby lock sewing machine and fabric bundle!

Hi everyone!  I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Company…and today I am sharing a simple and fast sewing gift that you can make in an afternoon. All you need are a few things and you have a darling Christmas apron that you can wear or give as a hostess gift.

Here’s what you need:

materials dishtowel

1 waffle cloth dishtowel

1 small piece of fusible interfacing to attach fabric to the towel

Scraps of green fabric and scrap trims, red pom pom

Scissors, thread, sewing machine

1/4 yard red fabric for waistband

Step 1: Press your double sided fusible interfacing onto your scrap green fabric according to the directions on the interfacing. Cut out a Christmas tree shape out of your green fabric and press it onto the towel. Then pin your trims into place.

pin tree on towel

Step 2: Stitch around the tree shape and include the trim as you stitch down the perimeter of the tree.

sew tree on

Step 3: Handstitch the pom pom on top.

pom pom on tree

Step 4: Make the waistband for the apron and stitch it on top of the dishtowel.  Click HERE for a tutorial for the waistband and you are done!

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And for more Christmas sewing ideas, head over to Simple Simon and Company!

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  1. Kathy
    Thursday, November 19th, 2015
    Nice tutorial..we welcome more festival ideas like this...
  2. Glenda Beckham
    Thursday, November 19th, 2015
    Cindy I have tried numerous times to enter the Baby Lock Sewing Machine contest through Simple Simon & Company but its just not there. I go through the link for simple simon & baby lock in your blog but it just takes me to simple simon web site with other tutorials but no giveaway. Am I doing something wrong? Would love to enter, hope you can help.
    • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
      Sorry Glenda, we will get it fixed!