Tea Towel Barrista Apron
1. Here's the tea towel I am using. I FINALLY bought it from Target. I had been picking it up and putting it back for about a year. They used to have vintage hawaiian girl tea towels too. Now I am kicking myself about not getting those. What cute baby dresses they would have made. Enough rambling...on with the tutorial.
2. Hold your tea towel so that the bottom edge is just above your knees. Mark where your waist is and cut off the top edge there. Save this peice to make a pocket. (I cut off an extra 1 and 1/2 inches from my pocket piece otherwise my pocket would cover part of my design...but you might be blessed with longer legs than mine!)
3. Cut a piece of bias tape 2 inches longer than the width of your apron. Pin this piece to the raw (cut) edge of your pocket piece with an inch hanging off each side. Sew the tape down about 1/8 inch from the open edge of the tape.
Center and pin the remaining piece of bias tape on your large apron piece. Tuck the ends inside (only about 1/2 inch) and sew the length of the tape about 1/8th inch from one end to the other (forming your apron strings.)
4. Pin the pocket piece to the apron piece. Wrap the ends of the bias tape around to the back of the apron. The top edge of my pocket is about 2 inches below the apron's top. Sew the pocket down. (You can follow my guidelines in the pic) Also stitch where you want the pockets to be. Dont forget to stitch back and forth at the beginning and end of your stitches to prevent it from coming undone.
So here it is.