One of the most clever and useful gifts that I got for my baby shower was a homemade bath towel apron. I use this towel apron all the time! The apron is made from a full size towel and I wear it while bathing my little one. It is so convenient because I don’t get wet from the splashes, then it is easy to scoop the babe up in your arms and wrap them up. I want to show you how these baby bath time aprons are made. They are really, the perfect baby shower gift. They are darling, unique and very useful. I actually have seen them used in the kitchen to! Great for doing dishes.
What You Will Need to Make a Bath Towel Apron
- 1 Yard Accent Fabric
- Matching Thread
- Measuring Tape or Ruler
- Sewing Machine (or a neighbor who has one)
How To Make a Bath Towel Apron
Take your towel and lay it out flat on a table. Measure 9 inches from the top corner (both across and down) and mark it. Do this to both sides of the top of the towel. Freehand a curved line creating your cutting guide for where the arms go on one of the sides. Then fold the towel lengthwise and trace it to the other side so that it is symmetrical. Next, measure the thickness of the line across the towel and cut a strip of your accent fabric 1 inch thicker (leaving room to fold it under on both sides). Fold both edges under and iron the folds down in the same thickness of the strip across the towel. Sew the accent on using a stitch across the top, and one on the bottom at about a 1/8 in seam allowance. The sides will be sewn on as you attach the next step. You will need about 50 inches of a strip cut on the bias to make the neck, and ties in the back (all connected). You can choose the width that you would like. I made mine quite thin, but it would be cute either way. (I only had a 1/4 yard of fabric, so I skipped the bias. Mine doesn’t lay as perfect as it would on the bias. My mom taught me a technique called stitch in the ditch to apply the strip. See this video if you want to try it. This is the best video that I found to explain it.When sewing on to a raw edge of a towel, make sure that you give a good deep seam allowance so that it will not fray. Once that is attached, roll the end of the strip twice and sew it up. It is complete! Isn’t it cute? What has been a useful gift that you have received?