Whether you’re a beginner or experienced sewer, aprons are great sewing projects. The right apron can make a great gift, or meet your own daily need for functional fashion around the house. We’ve had many aprons over the years and this apron is by far our favorite!
We love an apron that you can wipe your hands on. We also wanted a durable fabric that can absorb and clean well. Finally, we wanted pockets for holding essentials full body coverage to protect my clothes, and most importantly, it needs to be able to be washed… a lot. Added bonus: the fabric is super cute!
Option A from this McCalls Apron Pattern has all the function we need: The full skirt, the tie, the pockets, and a full bib front with a no-fuss adjustable button closure. We skipped the frill trim.
To take this apron to the next level, we made an optional hand towel attachments out of terry cloth towel fabric. In the kitchen, we’re constantly reaching for a hand towel to clean something or wipe ourhands. Attaching it to the apron keeps my towel right at the waist, and gives you the option to take it off, replace it, or wash it!
- 2 yards Cotton + Steel Macrame Canvas Leaves Linen
- 1 yard Terry Cloth Black
- (3) Black ¾” buttons
- McCalls Apron Pattern
Pre-wash all fabrics. We put them through a warm wash cycle and a regular dryer cycle to allow for any shrinkage.
Cotton + Steel Macrame Canvas Leaves Linen is a perfect choice. It’s medium weight and has a fantastic print. The density of the print and color variations will help hide future set-in stains. The small amount of linen gives the fabric a slight abrasion, perfect for tackling messes. The canvas is durable so if it gets hit with food or drink, it’s not soaking through to your clothes.
Make Option A as directed in the pattern. Fun, easy project, it can be completed in about 2-3 hours.
Once the apron is made, add one ¾” button to the side waistband of the apron.
Make up to four hand-towels with binding and button holes.
To do this, simply cut four 22.5” x 17.5” rectangles from 1 yard of Terry Cloth. Bind the edges with the left-over apron fabric with 2.5” strips. Sew a button hole in the upper center of the towel, about 2” from the edge. Attach one 3/’4” button on the waistband of the apron. The towels can now be interchangeable and washed separately.
Happy Sewing…and Cooking!