Friday, July 26, 2013

Repurpsosed $1 Store Linens

Today I'm sharing this post from way back at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration.
My blog doesn't have a Pinterest button but these little aprons have been pinned many times!
I made these little aprons as door prizes for a Mother-Daughter Banquet almost two years ago...
...just love these bright, cheery colors!

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Looking for a cute idea for a gift for the little girls in your life? 
These cute little aprons couldn't be any simpler to make.
I made them from $1 Store pot holders and coordinating hand towels!
They were...you guessed it...a dollar a piece!


Each apron consists of one pot holder, half of one towel and wide grosgrain ribbon!
That's it!


Very little sewing is required. Sorry, there is not good quality tutorial...I wasn't blogging when I made these a couple of months ago, therefore I didn't take pics of the steps but I will try to explain the directions the best way I can! You can also double-click on the photos to enlarge them for a better view.

  1. wash, dry and press each piece before hand
  2. cut each hand towel in half (use the other half for another)
  3. zig-zag stitch raw edge of cut towel and make a few soft pleats or gathers
  4. you can finish off edges with fold-over binding if you want (optional)
  5. cut length of ribbon long enough for waistband and ties (one piece)
  6. center apron skirt to ribbon and sew two lines of stitches about 1/4" apart (see arrows)
  7. center bottom edge of potholder waistband and make two rows of stitching (see arrows) 

8.  Next you will need to measure and cut a piece of ribbon for the neck loop. You can eyeball this or measure the little girl's size...of course it will need to be large enough to go over her head :) Turn under raw edges and sew two lines of stitching as you did before. I actually sewed a little rectangle (see arrow below).  Of course, don't forget to back stitch at the ends so it doesn't pull out.


Again, I apologize for not having a good tutorial with closer pics of the stitching, etc. but
I just know that you great crafters can figure it out! They really were so easy!

Have fun!
And let me know how they turned out!



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32 comments:

  1. These are just adorable! I'm going to pin a couple of your photos! I would love to try to make one of these! Sweet hugs!

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  2. Thank you! They are actually on my Pinterest page too under "Repurposed Linens" heading, along with others I have made. They are really so simple to make. I made these four in a matter of a couple of hours.

    Have a great week!

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  3. Very cute and colorful! I'm sure the girls loved them:@)

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  4. Lynn,

    Thank you for your sweet comment and paying me a visit!

    Blessings,

    Debby

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  5. These are just adorable! What a good idea. I'm going to pin this to my "Great Ideas" board, and I'm also going to feature you at this week's Grace at Home party! :)

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    1. Richella,

      Thanks you so much...they are actually ony my Pinterest page too but the weak little tutorial I wrote up is not. I am so humbled by you featuring me...I am so surprised!

      Blessings!
      Debby

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  6. Hi Debby Ray! Your heading is just gorgeous! I love the mountains! Do you have that view where you live? Oh, and the aprons, too cute! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. Hey Felecia!

      Thank you so much for the sweet compliments! Unfortunately, this is not the view from where I live but I sure wish it was...just a random shot of the Blue Ridge....which I love. We do however have a cabin in VA with a lovely view but not quite as lovely as this one! You can check it out by reading my post called "Fancy Gap..a little closer to heaven". So glad you stopped by!

      Blessings,
      Debby

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    1. Thank you! Glad you came to visit :)

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  8. These are darling! So bright and cheerful! I came over from Imparting Grace.

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  9. Hey Calista!

    Thanks for coming to visit me and for the sweet compliment!
    Have a blessed day :)

    Debby

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  10. These are so cute. What an awesome project for Christmas gifts. Hope you don't mind if I pin these! Cheers!

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  11. Hello! You are absolutely welcome to do that...they are actually on my Pinterest page already. Enjoy making them....it was a fun project, mixing and matching the sets. I got mine at Dollar General and the ribbon at Walmart :)

    Thank you for your sweet comments and visiting my blog!
    Debby

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  12. These are absolutely adorable!!!! How clever. Love the colors, too! I pinned it. Thank you for linking up with Sunday View.

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  13. Thanks for the comment and thank you for hosting!

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. Debby Ray, I absolutely LOVED your project - not only was it creative and frugal, but the cheery colors just made me smile!

    I can't wait to share this with my family!

    Congrats- you will be one of my featured guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I am surprised and quite humbled that you chose to feature me out of so many other wonderful entrees! I also appreciate you hosting the party and giving me the opportunity! The little aprons are so easy to make and it's fun mixing and matching them up. I think it only took a couple of hours to make these four.

      Have a blessed Sunday!

      Debby

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  15. Your aprons are adorable! I just love the brightly colored pot holders and hand towels you chose...and the ribbon makes them perfect! Would certainly make a sweet gift!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! It was fun picking out the mix and match sets...they had so many to choose from. Thanks for hosting!

      Have a blessed week :)

      Debby

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  16. Hi Debby! I featured your aprons on Inspired Sunday at Sunday View! I have a "featured" badge on the right side of the post near the party that I would love for you to add to your site. I also became a new follower and would love for you to follow me. Happy week!

    Laura

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    1. Laura,
      I am thrilled that you are featuring me on your blog...thanks so much! Thank you for hosting and I will be honored to follow you and grab your button!

      Blessings.
      Debby

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  17. This takes the cake for the cutest thing ever! They're so creative! I'll be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,! Thanks for sharing,
    Kathy

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  18. Oh wow! These little aprons are really getting around! Thank you so much for featuring me!

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  19. Debby, if those aren't the cutest ever!!!
    My goodness what an adorable gift for a little  girl. You do an amazing job with your sewing. I have many ideas, but lack the talent.
    What a fun and colorful post.

    Have a beautiful week.
    Debbie

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  20. I LOVE this idea and can't wait to try some. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  21. These are just the sweetest aprons I have ever seen! I have GOT to make some *smiles* Thank you, dear friend, for sharing your uniqueness with Roses of Inspiration - you're a joy! Hugs!

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  22. How fun and frugal! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration :)

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  23. These are just the cutest aprons. I love how you've repurposed items in making these aprons. Great job!

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  24. very clever and they are so pretty for so little money!!

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  25. Oh, these are cute, cute, cute! My little granddaughters already have aprons, but one more wouldn't hurt, when they are as cute as this. Thanks for sharing!

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