This is my entry for the Sew Useful contest:
Step 1: Getting Started!
Please read through all the instructions before you start. I have written very detailed directions, so the beginning sewer will have every step spelled out.
This is a basic design. Just pick two coordinating towels. Depending on your towel's design, you can add all sorts of creative touches... buttons, fabric yo-yos, ruffles and just about what ever you want. But it must be washable.
To begin, choose your two towels. They should measure approximately 26 inches by 16 inches, give or take a couple of inches. What is important at this point is to PRE-WASH your towels. Most new towels will shrink an inch or two when first washed. Other supplies are:
1. 3 yards 1&1/2 inch wide ribbon, or trim, for the sashes.
2. Enough trim, or ric-rac, to go across the top of your towel, approximately 16 to 18 inches.
3. 23 to 24 inches of 1 inch wide trim or ribbon to make the neck loop. Here you could also have two longer pieces that you tie in back of your neck, it is your choice.
4. Two buttons for the top corners as an accent.
5. Matching thread.
If you do sew, you probably have all the notions and trims that you need, already.
NOTE: All hemmed edges should be facing the inside, or "wrong" side of the apron.