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Dish-Towel Apron

Fashion an apron from a good-looking dish towel.


  • Dish towel (16 by 24 inches)
  • Scissors
  • Wide twill tape
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread and needle


  1. Step 1

    Cut three pieces of wide twill tape (one 20 inches long for the neck loop; two 24 inches long for the waist ties); notch ends.

  2. Step 2


    Fold in right and left sides of towel 3 inches. Put each end of neck loop 1/4 inch in from a folded edge. Fold excess fabric back over ends; pin in place. Pin one end of each waist tie to each long side, 9 inches from top. Stitch over tape ends.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2003

Reviews (1)

  • m_w 18 Apr, 2008

    I'd swear this towel has been narrowed along the sides from neck to waist. I'd recommend holding the towel up to your chest and marking how wide it should be, then mark where your waist falls. Connect the dots and hem it before adding the ties.