Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A few weeks ago I found this old pillowcase at a thrift store. I didn't know exactly what I would use it for but I liked it so I bought it for $.50. I just finished up a special order for 11 tote bags for my mother in law and they were fun to make but I desperately needed to sew something different.
So my pillowcase apron was born.
The open end of the pillow case is the bottom edge of the apron.
I seam ripped up one side and across the top
I cut 6 inches off the top and this is what I used for the straps
Put right sides together and sew
Turn it right side out
I folded in the edges about 1/4 in
Sewed it shut
I then cut the strap in half so that I have one for each side of the apron.
OK now on to the pleats.
I made the pleats to be about half the length of the pillow case, except for the middle two pleats went about 1/4 of the way down.
I made a casing on the top edge about 1/2 inch
With about 15 inches of thin elastic using the old safety pin elastic trick I fed it through the casing
Sewed the elastic together
I turned the elastic to make sure the sewn together part was hidden in the casing of the top of the apron.
I attached one strap to each side of the apron, right about where the pleats stop.
And thats it! an Apron made from a thrifted pillowcase
I hope you like it!