Thursday, January 28, 2010

Craft: Bandana Apron

A friend and I have always joke about making things out of bandanas. In high school we saw an idea to make bandana skirts. The photo looked cute so we decided to try. Let's just say it didn't work out and we've joked about "the bandana skirt" since.

I saw a picture of a bandana apron and decided I had to make one for her. It was easy and cheap and I thought she'd get a kick out of it.

Supplies: Bandana, ribbon (enough to go around your waist and tie), thread
Cost: under $5

I folded the ends of the ribbon and pinned them.

Then I sewed across the fold so that they ends of the ribbon wouldn't be exposed and fray. I did this to both ends of the ribbon.

Next I folded the ribbon in half and the bandana in half. I matched up the folds (so that the excess ribbon for tying would be even on both sides). I pinned the ribbon to the top edge of the bandana. Make sure to pin the ribbon to the right-side/front of the bandana.

I sewed along the top edge.

Next I sewed along the bottom edge of the ribbon.

The finished apron.

Modeling the apron - not the best picture but it's the best I could do by myself. :-)


  1. Making things out of bandanas is the best idea ever. This past Christmas I made my boyfriend a bandana quilt for his king sized bed. I used this as a starting point:
    The quilt was 5x5 bandanas long. I used "boy" colors- black around the edges as a border, orange, green, blue, purple. It had a funky tie-dye theme which was great for my hippie/computer science nerd bf.

    I came here for the tutorial about hearts (which is great, by the way) but I think I might have to make this apron. Keep up the good work. :]

  2. I love your tree print/canvas redo project so I thought I'd take a look at some of your other projects. You should check out she has a tutorial on the cutest little bandana dress you've ever seen! I've made several and they turn out great! Ok, back to checking out your projects!



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