Repurposed Pillowcase Apron

Repurpose a pillowcase into a classic vintage apron. Minimal sewing is required to make a pillowcase apron that ties around your waist. There is no bib on the front of this apron classifying it as a vintage apron.

Things You’ll Need:

3-yards 1-inch ribbon
Straight pins
Sewing machine


Step 1 – Place the pillowcase on a flat work surface so the opening is along the bottom edge.

Step 2 – Measure and fold the bottom edge up 8-inches. Pin the two outer edges in place.

Step 3 – Line the right side of the pressure foot up with the outside edge of one pinned edge. Sew a straight seam to connect the fabric together. Repeat the process on the opposite side.

Step 4 – Sew a straight seam down the center of the folded fabric to create two sides to the pocket. Two double pockets are created due to the fact the pillowcase opening is at the top of the pocket.

Step 5 – Locate the center of the top edge. Mark the center with a straight pin.

Step 6 – Fold the 1-inch ribbon. Mark the fold with your finger. Place the center of the ribbon over the marked top center of the pillow case. Position the ribbon so the top edge matches the top edge of the pillowcase. Pin into place.

Step 7 – Sew a straight seam along the top and bottom edge of the ribbon to secure it to the pillowcase.

Add lace around the pocket edges if desired. Sew the lace to the opening edges of the pillowcase prior to starting the project.

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