This apron is very cute and useful for our future cooks and bakers with a potholder pocket added that has a loop to keep a wooden spoon handy and by placing their hand under the apron the potholder can be used for moving a warm pan from the table to the sink for washing.
Step 1: Materials Needed
A Large dishtowel
1 package of Wide Double Fold Bias Tape
A Pot Holder
Step 2: Gather the Top Edge
Use a zipper foot to get as close to the upper finished edge as possible.
On one end of the towel insert a straight pin and wrap the threads in a figure eight around the parts of the pin that stick out. From the other end pick up and gently pull the top basting threads so they dont break, sliding and bunching the fabric toward the pinned end.
Continue gathering fabric until the top width is 12 inches. Adjust and distribute the gathers evenly then stitch across the gathering to secure it in place. Remove basting stitches.
Step 3: Add the Apron Ties
Continue pinning across to the end of the towel, measure another 18 - 24 inches of bias tape for the apron tie.
If the finished edge of the towel is too bulky you can carefully trim it away avoiding the stitch line.
Step 4: Finishing the Apron Ties
Pin the folded ends in place and begin stitching from one end of the apron tie to the other end.
Continue across the towel and to the other end of the tie being careful to catch the bias tape on the underneath side in the stitching.