Apron out of a dish towel

8 Apr

So, being new to the SAHM business, I’m trying my hand at all sorts of new crafts these days, like sewing. It’s something I’ve wanted to do and have dabbled in, but never had a chance while working fulltime. I purchased a sewing machine a few years back, but just never found the time to make more than the odd project when I was feeling crafty.

The other day I found a really neat tutorial that seemed like the perfect project for me. It was beginner, it was a small project, and I already had the materials in the house! I made an apron out of a dish towel that was just too pretty to use to dry dishes!

I think I like it even more since it cost me nothing to make, not to mention it’s actually functional! 

And relating to aprons…this is too cute not to share!

A friend of mine forwarded me “The History of  ‘APRONS'”

The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material.  But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.   

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.

After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

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