Repurposing a Tea Towel: DIY Handmade Apron

Craft a simple but useful handmade apron by repurposing a spare tea towel.

| April 2014

  • With just a few household supplies, you can craft your own handmade apron from a spare tea towel.
    Photo courtesy Skyhorse Publishing
  • The construction of the handmade apron.
    Photo courtesy Skyhorse Publishing
  • “Homemade” by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson provides a year’s worth of activities and crafts to improve your home.
    Cover courtesy Skyhorse Publishing

Handmade crafts lend character and personality. Homemade (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010) by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson is packed full of practical, thoughtful handmade ideas from seasoned crafters. With over one hundred projects using everyday objects from around the house, they craft beautiful works of art. The following excerpt from “Summer” teaches you the DIY skills to make a handmade apron from a tea towel.

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DIY Handmade Apron from Tea Towel

Some tea towels seem too good for wiping dishes, so why not make one into an apron? This idea is simplicity itself, as it utilizes the ready-finished edges of the tea towel, meaning that there are only a few raw edges to be hemmed. The apron in the photograph was made using a vintage French linen tea towel; you can buy similar ones on eBay or pick them up from antiques markets or junk shops. Any design with an attractive stripe or pattern could be used, though even a souvenir cloth from a favorite place.

You will need



• Large tea towel measuring 24 1/2 inches x 33 inches for an average-sized adult; use a smaller one for a child
• White cotton thread
• 3 yard cotton tape
• Metal D-ring (optional)

To make






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