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« on: August 16, 2008 11:35:26 PM »

I have a stash of pretty dishtowels in my fabric pile specifically for making these quick aprons for toddlers and children. They take very little time to make, so they're great when you need a gift in a hurry - just wrap one of these up nicely, maybe with some cookie cutters or small wooden kitchen utensils, and you're good to go.



I made this one for my neighbours' granddaughter. She's about the same age as Ruben and the last couple of days she's been coming up to play with him. We were baking yesterday, and she was a tad jealous of Ruben's apron, so I thought I'd make her one.

They're really ridiculously simple to make. All you need is a dishtowel and some ribbon. Here's how: LINK
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008 11:50:08 PM »

Oh I am so gonna make these for my nieces now!! AWESOME. Now I have an excuse to buy those dishtowels I wanted but didn't know what I would do with a thousandth towel. Smiley  THANKS!
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008 12:07:31 AM »

great idea. i love it   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2008 01:15:16 AM »

oh those are adorable.  what a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2008 01:43:18 AM »

wow, I love this! thanks for the link to the tutorial. I really, really love the elephant! Now I am racking my brain to think of suitable recipients!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008 06:19:37 AM »

What an awesome idea!  Thanks for sharing.  And your elephant is adorable!
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2008 06:37:05 AM »

OOH - I think I see some of these in my future!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008 06:49:23 AM »

Would you please show us your cutie pie wearing it?
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008 08:53:39 AM »

Would you please show us your cutie pie wearing it?

Sorry, no can do  Embarrassed It was a gift and has flown the nest!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008 09:18:39 AM »

OOh - I have some cute vinyl coated fat quarters I found on clearance at Michael's not long ago - I think I might have to try and whip up one from that!!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008 09:32:11 AM »

Very cute! I have several vintage tea towels with hand appliqued flowers -- this may be just the project for them!

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008 08:12:13 PM »

Lovely! Thank you for including the link -- I love you website. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008 09:28:03 PM »

Cute apron..i like the elephant lots...oh and i took a look at your blog and guess what i made...a manga me!!!
yours looked so kool i had to make one because I'm a huge manga fan!!!

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2008 09:36:04 PM »

very nice!  Love elephants... they always make me happy.  I once rode one when I was very little, maybe it felt really nice?  Ahem, anyway.

Yah, trying to do the manga me thing too from yer blog and I keep getting caught up on the adobe player.  Me vs adobe... Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2008 10:35:52 PM »

ooh fabulous idea!! this is so going in to the birthday gift idea box!
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2008 01:37:54 AM »

Is this a good time to mention that I really love the tree fabric from your instructions, in fact I love it even more than the apron! (I've never been a big fan of aprons really cos you have to wash the darn things so you might as well wash the clothes right?? I have a vinyl one for dd) anyhow, well done and i think you should go into business designing fabric.
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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008 03:04:12 AM »

Is this a good time to mention that I really love the tree fabric from your instructions, in fact I love it even more than the apron! (I've never been a big fan of aprons really cos you have to wash the darn things so you might as well wash the clothes right?? I have a vinyl one for dd) anyhow, well done and i think you should go into business designing fabric.

disclaimer this is meant as a semi-interesting fact rather than a 'you're wrong' because I never wear an apron either although I might if it was as cut as this one but then it would need to be made out of a bath towel not a dishtowel in order to fit me   Huh

anyway....I had to do a food hygeine course for my job, which incidently has nothing to do with food preparation (my job, not the course)...and, apparantly, the purpose of an apron is not to keep your clothes clean, it is to prevent dirt, bacteria and other foriegn bodies being transferred from your clothes to the food.
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008 04:08:56 AM »

ew! now I want some more aprons! little kids can get pretty dirty before they hit the kitchen!

Can you buy that woven ribbon/braid that they use on shop-bought rackaprons? sort of flat and wide? What is it called?
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008 11:02:13 AM »

Thanks for the tut. I'll have to try those Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2008 02:24:50 AM »

ew! now I want some more aprons! little kids can get pretty dirty before they hit the kitchen!

Can you buy that woven ribbon/braid that they use on shop-bought rackaprons? sort of flat and wide? What is it called?

I think they usually use grosgrain ribbon, at least that is what I picture when I think of aprons ties, you can buy that, very easy to find suppliers online and you can get really pretty versions too
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2008 04:39:27 PM »

Great aprons! I just posted above today about a kids apron.  A quick question for you, i made a similar apron and my daughter kept pulling out the ribbon and i got scared about how long it was.  Anyway, my question: Did you sew down the ribbon?
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2008 04:12:50 PM »

Super cute apron! I have been wrapping a towel around the kiddos waist and pretending it was a real apron. Thanks for the tutorial, I might just have to try this one!
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2008 07:05:20 PM »

Here is my apron that I made for my husband's little sister.  The dishtowel I found at a local Tuesday Morning, 2 for $5. Also it already had the embroidery and rick-rack.  WHAT A FIND!

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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2008 05:42:52 AM »

So cute! I know a couple little darlings who would love this.
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