The Little Things… an easy-to-sew child’s apron made from a dish towel!

November 15, 2013

For this week’s The Little Things, I’m showing you how to make a super sweet, and super easy-to-make child’s apron out of a dish towel! No kidding, if you have a sewing machine (or know someone who does!), you can make this apron.

One simple dish towel and two (shoe) laces is everything you need to get started!

The sweet image above (drawn by Sara Musch) shows you exactly how to do it. Click here for your free download! And yes — it is really that easy. You only need to sew seven straight lines! Two for the arm holes, and five for the pockets…

My mum taught me to use a safety pin to easily thread a ribbon through a channel. It works really well!

The end result is cute as a button. And what a sweet gift for the holidays!

Enjoy making this… (And please share the result in the comments below!)

xxx Esther

PS  This is the third post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking the beautiful photos, and Sara Musch for the sweet download! I used an apron and shoelaces from Hema, and Ava’s shirt is from Nils & Happy to see you.


Comments (12)

November 16, 2013

I love this Esther, perfect timing too , I was just due for a few new ones.. Now I just have to see witch towel to turn into an apron!

November 16, 2013

Ava is gorgeous! 🙂

Esther in Amsterdam
November 18, 2013

Thank you!

Irene Visti
November 17, 2013

I have the same sewing machine! It used to belong to my grandmother. 🙂

Esther in Amsterdam
November 18, 2013

Really?? Mine too!! I love it! 🙂 x

November 18, 2013

How beautiful!
I really like this series, you are talented Esther, indeed! And your little girl is so so cute.
Thanks for sharing!

November 18, 2013

What a great post and download! Kate is absolutely in love with her apron, thanks Esther!

Esther in Amsterdam
November 18, 2013

Oh I’m so glad she likes it! (Next time you should make one yourself! Easy does it!!) x

October 8, 2014

WOW! You have a Pfaff, too! I got mine for a High School graduation present in 1973. It’s made everything from quilts to costumes for college theater!

Sarah Pedersen
April 8, 2015

I love this and want to make one for my little chef. However I’m having trouble finding square tea towels in the U.K. Our normal size is 40×60. Would that work? Or can you suggest where to find square ones? Thanks!

Esther in Amsterdam
April 9, 2015

I think that could work Sarah! (I found the tea towels I used at Hema) x

November 19, 2015

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