Make This: No-Sew Cafe Apron


DIY // scarf cafe apron

I’ve been cooking more and more lately and wanted a little half apron to wipe my hands on while preparing a meal, so I made one….with a scarf. challenged me to whip up a fashion-related DIY with one of their scarves and this apron is what I came up with.

It’s a no-sew polka dot cafe apron and is as easy as pie to make on your own…in less than 30 minutes. The finished apron works well for crafting too if you’re not a cook, FYI. And it’s a great way to get use out of those fall and winter scarves during the warmer summer months. Full tutorial right here.


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I love the polka dots!
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Vicki | June 17th, 2013 at 9:06 am

How lovely! I love the combination of the polka dot scarf and coral ribbon you chose.

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Becca | June 17th, 2013 at 9:41 am

Thank you Vicki and Becca. Glad you enjoyed the tutorial. I think I am going to make a few more of these when I get some free time… They make great last-minute gifts for anyone who likes to cook.

papernstitch | June 17th, 2013 at 10:33 am


Maggie | June 17th, 2013 at 10:45 am

Love how this turned out Britt! Great polka dot/coral combo!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | June 17th, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thanks Kelly! Anything with polka dots looks pretty good, right? Ha!

papernstitch | June 17th, 2013 at 11:35 am

Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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Laura - RelativelyOffbeat | June 17th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Cute polka dots and the ribbon is great. Very quick and easy, but super cute!

Jackie B | June 17th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

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Give DIY | Diy Gifts for our Favorite, Crafty Moms | June 18th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

So easy and cute! I love the polka dot scarf and coral ribbon combo! Love that it’s a no-sew project. I would love to learn to sew – but that’s a project for another time.

Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely going to try this one out.

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Alexandra Pettinato | June 19th, 2013 at 11:36 am

cute apron but I LOVE that bowl. Where’s it from?

Fern | January 2nd, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Thanks Fern. The bowl is from Target. I’ve had it for a while though. Hope you’re able to find one!

papernstitch | January 2nd, 2014 at 6:09 pm
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