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No-Sew Tea Towel Apron

Wearing an utterly charming apron in the kitchen won't make your soufflé rise any higher, but it's guaranteed to cover your bases and boost your mood as you whisk. To craft this one, grab a tea towel, a grommet kit, and two yards of twill tape.

woman whisking wearing diy apron

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2018


After you put this beauty to use, unthread the twill tape, and toss the cloth in the wash with your other dish towels.


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  • Tea towel (Pictured: La Cerise Sur le Gâteau tea towels, in Pink and Terra Cotta, $24 each,

  • Scissors

  • Grommet kit (Pictured: General Tools brass grommet-fastening kit, 1/2", $10.50,

  • Two yards of twill tape (Similar to shown: Simplicity twill tape, 1" by 9', $4,


  1. Cut a tiny diamond-shaped hole at both corners of the towel's long edge, and attach grommets per the kit's instructions.

  2. When you're ready to sport your creation, thread the twill tape through the grommets as shown, cross the ends in back, and secure them in a bow in front.

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