A little bit ago my mom asked me if I'd help her make some quick and easy gifts. Sewing for fun with bright fabrics on quick and easy to finish aprons and towels - sure! We picked out some fat quarters of Sugar Pop by Moda and also a charm pack to make cutting scraps for the tea towels quick.
For the tea towels we bought my favorite plain white flour sack towels from Target and just sewed simple strips of the charm pack pieces cut in half onto them. I left the edges raw because I knew that these towels would be washed a million times and I love the frayed edge look that will come after they've been washed.
On two of the towels we did one strip and on the other two towels we did two strips, just to mix it up a little. Done and done!
For the aprons we used my favorite Fat Quarter apron tutorial from Prudent Baby - I've made aprons this way forever and they're so fast, quick and easy. Sometimes I do the pleat in the middle of the front of the apron and sometimes I don't - just depends on how accurately the fat quarter is cut and if I have some extra wiggle room in the front.
We used the same print for all the bindings and ties to make it easier - plus the fun dots coordinated with everything else in the line! About a thousand inches of bias tape later ....
And these puppies were done! I love how they turned out and they'll be so cute with the towels. These "aprons" are my favorite because they're so lightweight and thin ... they're not big and heavy and really aren't going to protect you too much from splatter when you're cooking ... but I like wearing mine to dry my hands on or wipe little faces on. ;]
Then I can just throw them into the wash with my other kitchen towel laundry and they get tossed into the drawer with the other towels. Cheap, fast, pretty and functional. I can't say who these are headed to since the gifts haven't been given yet but I hope that they're well used and loved when they do arrive! :]
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