Tuesday, November 27, 2012

30 Days For 30 Dollars: Day 4

Day 3:  For The Cook

Supplies Needed:

1 pillowcase (thrifted 50 cents) & 1 sheet (thrifted 40 cents)
Cut open the pillowcase along the seam and open it up to a square/rectangle.

(1) 26" square from sheet fabric (this will be the apron backing)
(1) 26" square from the pillowcase, preserving any needlework that you want on the apron
(2) waist ties: 3" X 26" from sheet fabric
(2) neck ties: 3" X 19" from the sheet fabric

Create Neck & Waist Ties:
Iron each strip in half lengthwise.
Open up and iron each edge in to the mid line.
Fold one short edge in.
Iron the entire strip in half lengthwise again.   This time all of your raw edges except for one short side should be enclosed.

Sew down each long side.

Assemble Apron:

Pin the (2) 26" square pieces together, right sides together.  Adding the 2 waistband  ties at the 2 mid corners.  Stitch around all sides, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn right sides out, press, and top stitch around.

Fold top corner down 8" and stitch in place.
Attach neck ties.
Optional:  Add buttons at the seam where the neckties attach to the apron.

Total spent:  90 cents (but I'm rounding to $1)

Day 1:  Pretty Hair Ties 1.00
Day 2:  Pin Cushion 1.00
Day 3:  Cowl 1.50
Day 4:  Apron 1.00


  1. Love it! I have the perfect old pillow case for this project. AND I love aprons...ok...it's not a gift, it's for me.

  2. Cute and fun! What a great way to use those single cases and sheets.

  3. What a cute idea for using a vintage pillow case. Thanks for the tutorial.