Friday, November 5, 2010
Now, immediate disclaimer, I said 10 minutes, but really I think it only took me 5 minutes. Seriously folks...5 easy breezy minutes. The secret: using a lovely already sewn $3 place mat. Woohoo! I walked past this lovely at "The Mart" and loved it, but I don't really do place mats so I just kind of lovingly stroked it...don't judge.
Then I had a brilliant idea, and I held it to my hips to see if it would fit with what I was thinking. Another woohoo, it did. I had just found myself a cute little half apron.
10 Minute Apron Tutorial
here is ALL you need-
a place mat you adore
1 package of double fold quilters binding in a coordinating color
Pin the apron into the fold of the binding. I use the whole three yards, except I just trim with edges, because I like it to wrap around and tie in the front.
Starting at one edge, sew the edge closed and then sew along the entire length of the bottom of the binding.
Sewing completely over the apron and then down the rest of the binding until you get to the other end. Finish of that end.
And WHAT!!!! You are DONE!
I wasn't lying when I said this project took me not even 10 whole minutes. Seriously, the photo shoot took longer.
But now I have a lovely apron quite perfect for Thanksgiving...okay or for just looking marvelous in the kitchen.
Not going to lie, now I am on the hunt for the cutest place mats ever.
PS there are some beautiful ones from Target you might just seen in the near future.
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