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DIY Cafe Apron - Only Two Lines of Sewing

The cutest cafe apron only takes ten minutes to make. With all the cooking that's been going on around here lately, I could really use a new apron. And since I had a few extra napkin laying around from the bleached acid wash napkins project, I figured we might as well use them to whip up a little something. These aprons are SUPER easy to create...Two quick lines of sewing and you're done! Want to make your own? Here's what you'll need...
Keyword: apron, cafe apron, diy apron, quick sewing project, sewing
Servings: 1


  • tea towel (we used napkins from the bleached napkins DIY)
  • - cotton cord or rope (long enough to use as a waste tie)
  • - sewing machine or all-purpose needle and thread
  • - iron and ironing board


  • Fold over about 3 inches of the long edge of your tea towel with the wrong sides together.
  • Once sewn, this will create a channel along the top of the apron.
  • Iron the tea towel and press the folded crease.
  • Sew along the folded edge of the tea towel, keeping a 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Sew another seam, parallel to the first one, 1" from the first seam.
  • Feel free to use a larger seam allowance for the second seam if you are using a thick cord.
  • Back-tack all seams to prevent unraveling.
  • Cut your desired length of cotton cord for the waist tie. Knot the ends of the cording to prevent fraying.
  • Pass the cord through the space between the two sewn seams.