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Easy DIY Gardening/Craft Apron Using a Tea Towel

Y’all, I have been wanting an apron to keep all my gardening tools and craft tools close at hand. However, I also wanted it to be cute. So I decided to make one and here’s what happened.

Here’s how to make a Gardening/Craft Apron using a tea towel and scarp fabric.

Y’all know, I’m a spur of the moment kind of girl so I’m digging through my scrap fabrics to find something to make my apron with. Then I saw this tea towel that was left over from another project and I decided it would be perfect. In addition, I have plenty of scarp ticking fabric.

Since the tea towel had a red stripe, I decided to use some red ticking fabric to complete the project.

Tea Towel Gardening/Craft Apron

First, determine how long you want your apron to be and fold down the excess tea towel fabric. I decided 13″ would be a good length.

Then pin the folded fabric in place so that it doesn’t slip. The folded edge will be the top of your gardening/craft apron.

Next, cut the ticking fabric needed for your apron’s pocket and ties. I cut a piece 14 x 10 for the pocket and two pieces 50″ x 2 1/2″ for the ties.

Stitch the Apron Pocket

Next, you want to stitch all the raw edges of the ticking fabric.

For the front pocket, fold under 3 sides approx. 1/4 ” and approx. 1/2″ across the top edge. Then stitch all edges using a sewing machine straight stitch.

Then place the pocket on the center of the apron and stitch to the tea towel leaving the top edge open. Then run a stitch down the center of the pocket from top to bottom. This will form two pockets instead of one.

Make the Apron Ties

Next, fold together the ends of each tie with right sides touching.

Stitch the ends together and turn right side out. Then fold under the raw edges along the length of the tie and stitch together.

Note: You can use a heavy duty ribbon or trim to make the ties if you don’t feel comfortable making the ties from fabric.

Once both ties are stitched, then make a 2″ pleat at the top edge of the tea towel and place the end of the ties in the middle of the pleat.

Finally, stitch together along the side and top edge to secure the ties.

DIY Gardening/Craft Apron

Wrap the ties around the back and tie apron in the front with a cute bow.

This project only cost $2.00 to make and it will hold all my tools for both gardening and craft projects.

Plus, it’s super cute on.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 2nd of April 2021

What a great idea Rachel. It looks so good on you too. I only wish I could sew.

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Kim, This could be made with fabric glue as well.


Friday 2nd of April 2021

I love your creative!!!😊❤️

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Sue, I really appreciate this.


Thursday 1st of April 2021

Great job! Its sooooo cute

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Debbie, Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm glad you like it.


Thursday 1st of April 2021

Rachel, I'm so happy to have found your blog! And that you are closer to my age. Lol What you and your husband have built is so inspiring. I also enjoy seeing your ideas for decorating... we're pretty much on the same page there. You change things up as much as I do. I'm loving my adventures down the dirt at the ponds. 😉

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Bonnie, I'm so glad you stopped by to share. I think it's important to stay busy and interested at any age. I hope your continue to follow along.


Thursday 1st of April 2021

Oh I love this, pretty and so useful. This should keep me from leaving my tools all over my yard, lol!

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Marlene, That's why I made it. I spend half my time looking for something I left behind. LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing.