Ben Franklin in Monroe and Bonney Lake WA

Monroe store
19505 Hwy 2
Monroe, WA 98272

Bonney Lake store
21121 Hwy 410
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Homespun Apron

Project - ApronMaterials Needed:
Homespun Dishtowel
3 yards of 1 in. grosgrain ribbon for ties
1/3 yard fabric or fat quarter for top & pocket
Matching thread
Optional: 1 yard rickrack
Sewing Machine

1. Fold towel in half lengthwise to determine center.
2. Open towel, then fold top corners to the back side. The top of your apron should measure 9 1/2 in. and the angle sides should measure 13 in. Press
3. Measure 2 in. away from pressed edge and trim away the excess fabric using pinking sheers.
4. To make lower pocket, cut a piece of fabric 6 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. (or width of towel plus 1 in.). Fold long edges over 1/4 in. then again 1/4 in.. Press. Top stitch top edge. Add rickrack to top edge if desired.
5. Fold short edges and remaining long edges over 1/2 in. Press. Stitch pocket unit to bottom of towel stitching 1/8 in. from folded edge. Divide into 3 equal sections and stitch to make pockets.
6. To make decorative top, cut a piece of fabric 4 1/2 in. x 16 in. (or width of towel top plus 1 in.). Cut short ends to match angle leaving 1/2 in. inseam allowance. Fold all edges over 1/2 in.. Press. Stitch this unit to the top of your towel keeping your stitching line 1/8 in. away from the folded edge. Add rickrack if desired.
7. Stitch 1 1/2 in. from pressed edge to form casing for ribbon. Thread ribbon through casings. Wear and enjoy!

Instructions and Image copied with permission from Sierra Pacific Crafts

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