Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday's Tip

Pin It Yesterday I mentioned that I had found something in my fabric stashes that I just couldn't part with.  Here is a picture of it.  It doesn't look like much .... actually it is half of an old kitchen curtain.

But there is a familiarity about this fabric ..... it reminds me of something .... I don't know what it is but it is a good feeling.   Maybe when I was growing up or my Grandma or my Auntie  had a tablecloth or a dishcloth with a similar pattern or maybe even my Mom had curtains like this.

Whatever it is, I just couldn't part with the fabric ... but what to do with it?  The material itself was in good shape.  No holes, no tears however there wasn't a lot of it.  Maybe half a yard?
I looked the curtain over and over and then the light bulb went off.  An apron!!!!  I love aprons and what could be better than making an apron with fabric that gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling?  Then I started thinking outside the box.

On the back of the curtain was the 'slots' where a curtain rod is to be pushed through.  So I dug through my stash of fabric and found a coordinating deep brown.  I cut two 3 inch strips approximately 60 inches long.  I then placed the strips right sides together, stitched along the sides and bottom, turned the 'tube' inside out, used a knitting needle to push out the corners and closed up the top. 

Clipping a safety pin on one end of the strip, I fed the strip ... now 'tie' .... through the slot at the back of the curtain.  Viola, an apron!  Getting a little fancy, I added a pocket with the same deep brown fabric.

Easy, peasy and now I am recalling all the single 'curtains' that I always see at Goodwill!  Wow, I could have an apron collection rather quickly by making them this way! 

So if you have an old kitchen curtain just laying around in a drawer somewhere, sew a tie, feed it through the slot at the back and you too will have an instant apron to wear while baking those yummy treats for the family!

Remember to give your loved ones a hug!


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