Earlier this week I was organizing my craft room and came across my overstuffed bag of fabric scraps. I was surprised to see how much scraps had accumulated. It was clear I had to find a way to make use of them, so I decided to make an apron.
The anatomy of an apron is very basic. You have a skirt, a waistband, and straps, and if you keep it simple by cutting rectangular pieces of fabric, its construction is quick and easy. Now the waistband was made from joining my scraps into a quilt-like pattern. The straps were made from some leftover raw muslin (looks like linen) I had in my stash.
For the skirt I used a tea towel folded over a quarter of the section. These tea towels you can find at any Target or Walmart (a 5 pack for $5). They're oversized, so I usually cut them in half to make smaller tea towels, but for this project the original size was perfect. I used this tutorial to crochet my trim and made bias tape using more scraps.
I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. I'm not sure whether to gift it or keep it for myself (I'm leaning more to the latter), either way I'm sure it'll get plenty of use.
Want to learn great techniques on apron making? Try the book A Is for Apron. It has an endless amount of ideas and easy instructions to follow.