Week thirteen pillow case apron – yes, we’re at week thirteen already! That’s 1/4 of the way through the year. Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? This goal of 52 weeks of sewing has been so fun thus far and I’m excited to get into a few complicated projects this year, but I love simple ones like this 20 minute pillow case apron. It’s perfect for cooking and buzzing around the kitchen. Let’s get started.
What You Need
- 1 high quality pillow case
- 54 inches of ribbon
- matching thread
- calk pen
First – get your pillow case ready and grab coordinating ribbon. I have a few red pieces (like my mixer) in my kitchen and with concrete countertops (one of my husband’s favourite posts), I thought grey and red was the way to go.
If you want your apron to tie longer, then use a longer piece of ribbon – for me, I just like a simple bow in the back.
Step one is to lay your pillow case out nice and neatly. Then, with the open end at the bottom, fold the open end up 8.5 inches. Then, top stitch the fold at the bottom at a tight seam allowance.
Nice and straight. Polished and professional looking. Great.
Now, lay the pillow case down again, the same way, with the top stitched fold at the bottom. Then, fold up again 8.5 inches.
Top stitch along each side, from bottom to top and also along the new fold at the bottom.
Make sure your stitches are nice and tight.
Now you have the base of an apron with one big pocket. This part is up to you – if you want one large pocket or 2 or 3. For me, I like to have a spot for my utensils, so I opted for 2 small pockets on the sides and one large pocket in the middle.
Use your chalk and ruler to measure out your pockets.
Mine are 4 inches from each side. Then one big pocket that measures 12 inches across in the middle. Top stitch along the chalk lines.
Then, pin your ribbon in place and top stitch the bottom and top of the ribbon in place. Press and you’re done.
Such a great way to upcycle an awesome pillow case. I bet this would look awesome with a fun comic print or princess pillow case for kids.
Happy Easter and thanks so much for visiting. I’ll see you again on Tuesday. Happy sewing!