May 5, 2011

Mother's Day (pillowcase) ApronTutorial

Here's a quick & easy gift you can whip up for your mom or a friend!
Start with a standard size pillowcase...
(I used a flannel one this time)
Lay down the pillowcase and fold up the bottom of the shorter side about 7".

 Then, flip the pillowcase over and fold up another 7" segment...

...creating three layers.

 Stitch around the two sides and the bottom going through all three layers.

Now mark the center of the apron from the bottom to the top of the 
newly made pocket section and stitch up this line...again going through
all three layers. 

This will create the two pockets.

Choose a trim or ribbon for the tie and cut a 2 yd. piece.

 Center the trim and sew it to the top edge of the apron.

 And there you have your apron!
Easy Peasy!

I added a couple of buttons to the front of the pockets....
But you can embellish it however you would like.

I was reminded of this wonderful apron idea at Betz White where
she has some fabulous craft ideas and tutorials!
My mom used to make these aprons years ago too!

Stay Cozy,
Carrie


14 comments:

Amber Blue Bird said...

thats a really cute idea, I have some many random pillowcases I could make a dozen of these :)

Leslie said...

You are just toooo cool!!!! I think I could actually do this.
Have a great day.

Sam said...

I love this. I want to go thrifting right now for pillowcases!!

Diane Mars said...

Very clever! And what a simple thing to make, everyone can get their hands on a pillowcase! oxoxo

Deb said...

that is just too chacha for words...ha ha saw that on Steel Magnolias the other day...and found a place to use it...

Deb said...

great idea...

Krysta said...

That's really cool. You are a lot craftier than I!

Creative Breathing said...

Carrie, You always make me smile. This is the perfect post to read as I head into the Mother's Day weekend. What an adorable apron! But your quilt!!!!! OMG! the colors are beautiful! I can't wait to see where this will find it's place in your home. Elizabeth

vintagegirl said...

What a great mother's day project, and not too difficult, which I really like!

Happy mother's day:)

Sharon

His Way or Her Way said...

OMGosh!! This post takes me back to the 7th grade when we had to make aprons. But your version looks much easier than the one I had to make. Dropped in to wish you nice weekend!

Lori

Country Dreaming said...

Cute idea--especially if one needs a shower gift!
Love the flannel ides.

Happy Mother's Day!

Melinda

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have been wanting to learn to sew so badly! My friend said she would teach me... I think this will be our first project! Oh my gosh , soooo cute!
Thank you for sharing this idea- would you believe I have never heard of this before!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

koralee said...

So sweet....I have made these before out of tea towels...they really are easy and darling. Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend. oxoxox

Cora said...

So cute and easy!! And I love your purple and green quilt...those colors are perfect together!! You do beautiful work!

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