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Saturday, December 18, 2010

{monogrammed tea towel aprons}

Need another gift idea? You're going to love this's fast, easy, inexpensive, and adorable!


My super cute and talented friend Stephanie made the most darling tea towel aprons for a gift this year, and as soon as I saw them (I can't resist anything monogrammed!)I knew I had to share!

They are easy enough for even the most beginning sewer, and make such fun, personalized gifts for teachers, friends, or family. I can't wait to make a matching set for my girls and me!

These are her directions:

Monogrammed Tea Towel Aprons

  • tea towel
  • ribbon/ric rac
  • coordinating fabric
  • heat 'n bond

1. Iron the tea-towel and fold in the top corners. Trim the ends of the triangle and sew it along the edge. Leave enough room for the ribbon to slide through.

2. Sew ribbon on the bottom edge of the towel. Add any extra ribbon/ ric rac by just sewing it straight onto the towel where you want it.

3. You can add pockets or any embellishments. I monogrammed each one by using heat n’ bond. After I ironed the contrasting fabric onto the heat n’ bond, I printed out a large letter, cut it out and pinned it to the heat n’ bond. I then cut out the fabric letter and ironed it onto the apron.

4. To wear the apron, slide the ribbon through the corners, criss-cross the ribbon behind your back and then tie it in the front.

Here's Miss Stephanie!

Thanks so much Steph, for sharing your fabulous aprons!



Blogger Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I love this idea! So cute!

December 18, 2010 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

love how it looks on!

December 18, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Shawna said...

Is there any chance we could get a picture of the back of the apron while on? I'm not getting the ribbon crossing. Thank you!

December 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger angie said...

love these! bookmarking it in my "find time to do" list!

December 19, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

super cute! i'm so glad i was the lucky one to get them so that i don't have to attempt making them ;)

December 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Life is fun Here said...

Where are some good places to find such towels? What size are "tea towels"? Great idea!

December 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger tonnia said...

how adorable! Love you clever ladies!

December 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger JenW!~ said...

cute idea.

December 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
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December 20, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger sunflower53 said...

What is the size of the tea towel? Where did you get it at?

December 20, 2010 at 4:41 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...


I will have my friend measure the size for you, and get right back to you. She got it at a store here that's similar to Target or Walmart, but you could find one at any of those places, plus any store that sells dishtowels. It's basically the size of a large dishtowel.

December 21, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I love this idea!!! What a fun project to inspire my cooking resolutions this coming year:)

December 27, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger sunflower53 said...

I was able to find towels at Macy's... they are made my Martha Stewart.... Great quality and the right size...

January 16, 2011 at 3:33 PM  

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