This DIY apron made from bandannas is my 15 minute patriotic craft for today. It is so simple and all it takes is two bandannas and some ribbon to make a cute apron that is perfect for cooking during your 4th of July bash. If you have missed any of the patriotic crafts from this week, be sure to catch up with day 1 and day 2. You will also want to scroll to the bottom of this post to see even more crafts from our bloggers today. First, we need to see just how to make this cute DIY apron.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY apron:
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Start by cutting off about 5 1/2 inches from one side of the red bandanna. We will also be doing some folding to get it sized right.
Fold the uncut edges right sides together and sew along the seam.
Turn right side out and put the seam you just sewed down the center. Fold the uncut edge down twice. The amount you fold down will depend on your size. Hold it up and the cut edge should rest at your waist. Fold until the top is where you want it. Remember you will need about 1/2 an inch of seam allowance on the other end. Press everything well with a hot iron.
Put the end of the ribbon inside of your fold and pin. Cut the ribbon to length where it goes around your neck and sits correctly to make the bib portion of your apron. Insert the other end of the ribbon in the folds on the opposite side and pin again.
Fold the cut edge on the opposite end about 1/4 inch twice as shown and press.
Match up the centers and pin the two bandannas together as shown below. The cut edge that you just folded should match up and be in front of the blue bandanna.
Lastly, cut a couple of lengths of white ribbon that you will use to wrap around yourself and tie. Pin into place on both sides of the blue bandanna.
Sew everywhere that we just pinned. You are now ready to wear your DIY apron!
This would be adorable for operating the grill during a summer party.
It is so simple there is no reason not to make your own DIY apron from two bandannas!
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Whether you make this DIY apron or one of our other quick and easy patriotic crafts, your summer is sure to be brighter with a few of these creative endeavors!