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This Incredibly Easy No Sew Apron Tutorial using flour sacks and velcro is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. It took me about 3 minutes to make.
Spring has finally arrived here in New York, which is kind of funny because it’s almost summer. For some reason, our spring was unseasonably cold, rainy and downright dreary. Instead of kicking off gorgeous spring temperatures by shopping for new gardening gear like we usually do, we were cooped up inside. Blech. But luckily, Mother Nature recently graced us with her warm sunny disposition and we couldn’t be happier.
You see, not only did we add chickens to our home this spring, but we also decided to finally finish up our deck project from last year. Unfortunately, Mother Nature wasn’t in synch with our plans. This means that the basement has been acting as our chicken coop or weeks and we’re all a wee bit batty from all of the pine shavings dust flying around the downstairs.
So when the sun started shining this week, we literally bounded outside into the garden. We have so much planning, digging, and planting to do that we couldn’t wait another minute! But, when you’re a Messy Marvin like myself, you should always wear an apron. You see, an apron keeps you from wiping your dirty soil-covered hands all over your white shorts.
Wait? What? White shorts? While gardening? Are you mad?
Well, yes – yes, I am. You see, I never plan on gardening – it just kind of happens. And for some reason, I’m always wearing white when I do. So this year, I decided that I was going to make myself some super cute gardening aprons to keep my clothes clean. Only there was a problem…
I don’t know how to sew.
I mean I can thread a needle and stitch up the kids toys as needed, but my stitches are sloppy and would make Grandma cringe in Heaven. She taught me so much better but sadly, over the years, I’ve forgotten how to do it properly.
Oh, and what about that sewing machine that I stole, ahem, borrowed, from our Mom? Yeah. It’s sitting in the back of my bedroom closet gathering dust. I haven’t used it in years. Well, there was that one time where I came up with a half-brained idea that I would sew my daughter a new bathing suit, but that’s a scary story best left untold for now. Let’s just say, sewing machines and me are bad news together.
But onwards and upwards, I say! Who needs a sewing machine when you have a #sewinghack instead? My secret weapon? Scotch® Brand Fasteners (found in the crafting aisle at Walmart). These bad boys can handle anything I throw their way – including holding my no sew apron together!
This no sew apron is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and it took maybe three minutes to make. Unless you count the ironing. That took another two minutes and I only ironed because if Grandma is reading this up in Heaven, she’d faint knowing that not only did I just admit to the world that I make sloppy stitches, but I didn’t iron my linens too. So, I ironed.
Anyways, this is an adorable no sew sewing craft and these flour sack aprons can be used inside or outside. I like to use prewashed, preshrunk flour sacks so they stay the same size no matter how many times I wash them. Plus, flour sacks are super cheap. I bought four of these super cute ones at Walmart for two bucks a piece. Awesome!!! While I was there, I also grabbed some nifty Command™ Mini Hooks to hang my cute aprons on when I’m not using them!
So if you like to get really messy like I do, I encourage you to set aside a few minutes and whip yourself up one of these no sew aprons. No one ever needs to know that it’s actually a #sewinghack unless you want them to know! Have fun, get messy, and go play in the dirt!
INCREDIBLY EASY NO SEW APRON
- 1 large flour sack (ours is 27″)
- Scotch® Brand Reclosable Fasteners
- Scotch® Brand Utility Knife
- Twine or ribbon
- Fabric scissors
Step 1.) Iron your flour sack towel. Seriously, go do it or your Mom will be mad at you for having a wrinkled apron!
Step 2.) Spread your freshly ironed apron – design side down – on a large, clean work surface. Measure out enough twine or ribbon to wrap around your waist and tie into a bow. I won’t sure my waistline measurements with you! Safely cut the ribbon with your utility knife. Set aside.
Step 3.) Fold the top 2 1/2″ of the flour sack towel over to create a flap. Cut away any excess material with a sharp fabric scissor and save the scraps for another project. Then place your cut twine or ribbon inside of this flap.
Step 4.) Grab your fasteners and lift one corner of your flour sack towel up – by the seam – and securely affix one small “scratchy side” square at the edge of your flour sack towel. Now take the other side of the fastener – the “fuzzy side” – and place it on top of the “scratchy side” square. Now place the corner of the flour sack towel back down on top of the sticky side of the “fuzzy side” of the fastener and press hard.
Step 5.) Repeat Step 4 on the other corner. Then do the same thing in the middle of the flour sack towel. When you’re done, you’ll have three fasteners attached.
Step 6.) That’s it. You’re done. Tie your incredibly easy no sew apron around your waist and get gardening!
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Have fun being messy,
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