“E’s” 1st sewing project, Dishtowel aprons

“E” (with the help from “A”) from start to finish sewed aprons the other day for her birthday party tomorrow. She sewed 15 of them today 1 for everyone who is coming for the pizza making party that we are doing at one of my favorite restaurants here in town, PapaGrande.   The aprons took  about 2.5 hours for her to make but she sure had a fun time making them.

Look like an authentic pizzeria apron!

Look like an authentic pizzeria apron!

I Spent 1 whole zloty(33 cents) on each of the dishtowels and folded one side down to make an opening to put some ribbon(that I spent another whole 5 zlotys-$1.60) through to tie it. So in the end it cost me a total of 20 zlotys or not quite $7 for 15 girls to have their own aprons to use as well as part of their goodie bag for coming to the party.  Does it get any better than this for my pocket book? NOPE!!

She walking on cloud 9 she is so proud of herself which she should be!

Want to see how easy it is to make “E’s” 1st sewing project of dishtowel aprons?

First go through them all and take off any stickers and iron them if they are wrinkled.  And if you can recruit your little sister to help that is even better!

First go through them all and take off any stickers and iron them if they are wrinkled. And if you can recruit your little sister to help that is even better!

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Now pin about a 1 inch opening on the top edge of the towel with the front side of the towel facing down.

Now just sew a straight line long the seam that you just pinned.

Now just sew a straight line long the seam that you just pinned making sure you reinforce both the openings as kids will be pulling on them when they tie them.

Measure how much ribbon you will need to tie around the waist as well to leave enough to tie a bow too.  We used "E" waist size for all aprons as she is the biggest one coming so as my theory goes.."it is better to have to much than not enough!"

Measure how much ribbon you will need to tie around the waist as well to leave enough to tie a bow too. We used “E” waist size for all aprons as she is the biggest one coming so as my theory goes..”it is better to have too much than not enough!”

We just used regular ribbon that you find at any craft.  You just need to make sure it is small enough to fit into the opening you made.

We just used regular ribbon that you find at any craft. You just need to make sure it is small enough to fit into the opening you made.

Attach a safety pin to one end of the ribbon.

Attach a safety-pin to one end of the ribbon.

Push the safety pin through the opening.

Push the safety-pin through the opening.

Now push the safety pin all the way through the opening  of the apron.

Now push the safety pin all the way through the opening of the apron.

Just pull the ribbon all the way through the apron to the other side.

Just pull the ribbon all the way through the apron to the other side.

And you are done!

And you are done!

Look like an authentic pizzeria apron!

Not to bad I must say!

I can’t wait till tomorrow when all of her friends get to put them on and see their faces when she tells them that she made them herself!  I won’t have a clue what they will be saying as they will be speaking Polish a mile a minute to each other but then again that will be music to my ears!

So if a soon to be 9-year-old can make these anyone can!

Do you have a blog and have a great post on a easy craft project for kids?  If so add your neat blog post idea in my “linky” below so we can “borrow” each others ideas!



love kelley
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