I find myself wearing aprons more and more these days.  I recently made one from a towel and some material.  It’s a project that has been crossed off my winter crafting list.The towel cost $4 from Walmart and the material was just a couple of dollars from Fabricland.  I have enough material left over to use on another project … perhaps another apron, or a cloth bag.

First I traced a favourite apron which eliminated the need to have a pattern.  That’s a cheap trick isn’t it?  or is it a thrifty trick?  I cut strips of material to make the binding for the edges of the towel that got cut away.  .

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After the edging I added a good sized pocket.  It fits great, washes up a treat, and sure saves my clothes from getting dirty.  And my hands are always dry as I can dry them off in no time.

making a towel apron at craftygardener.ca

Do you wear an apron?  They really are becoming a must have item for the kitchen as I see all sorts of them for sale in the stores now.

making a towel apron at craftygardener.ca

I love this towel apron as I always have something to dry my hands off and the pocket can hold odds and ends.

This wasn’t my first attempt at an apron.  Last year I used the same  method and made a garden apron out of an old skirt.  I love recycling items into new things.

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It sure helped keep me clean when I was doing all those garden projects.  This one has speckles of paint from various projects, pockets full of garden tags, markers, snippers and much more.

It is satisfying to cross off projects on my crafting to do list  … … towel apronfixing of the gate tree, , gnome logs, fairy pot house, stash afghan in blues, stash afghan in multi, crochet twiddle muffneedle casefingerless mittscircle tote bag, driftwood, owl, hair bows.  What’s on your winter crafting list.

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  1. I bought myself a super cute apron to wear in the kitchen since I always seem to ruin my tops and clothes with splatters while I’m cooking. Unfortunately the fabric was stiff and hurt my neck and when I washed it the whole thing shrank–a lot! I love the idea of making my own and a towel sounds like the perfect material! I already know it’s super absorbent and I can make it in just about any color. Great idea.
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  2. I wonder why people stopped wearing aprons it seems like common sense to me, I always have one hung on the back of my kitchen door and use it all the time, a friend gave me a plastic one for a gift but I find it very uncomfortable to wear and any splashes role down the front and onto my feet haha. I never thought of making one but it’s a great way to use up stash fabric too. 🙂 x
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  3. I see that there are more out in the stores now , Great idea and yours looks awesome . I dont wear one all though I should I use a kitchen hand towel to keep my hands dry but I do need to get into wearing aprons in the kitchen and more so for in the garden would be handy to . My mum always wore aprons or as we call them pinny’s about the house . Farm animal and country ones or with back yard birdies or prints of gardening tools would be nice to . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day .
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  4. I wear an apron pretty much all the time. I also have made some aprons to and I also used one I had as a guide. I hat getting stains on my clothes when working at the stove. I love the idea of using a towel to make one, great idea Linda.