DIY No Sew Kids Apron (from a $1 Dish Towel!)

diy kids apron dish towel

This DIY idea actually came as a necessity when we couldn’t find the right twill fabric to make a kids apron and I thought…hmmm…what if we use this $1 dish towel from IKEA instead. It’s the simplest project and I love how it turned out! No sewing. 3 steps. Takes less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect for holiday baking with the kiddos! I might make a whole bunch now for holiday gifts!

Keep reading to see how…

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DIY kids apron dish towel

Supplies:  Kitchen Dish Towel from IKEA  (they’re $3.99 for a set of 4), stitch witchery, iron, glue gun, scissors, ribbon.


diy kids apron dish towel

Step 1: Fold the edges over, pin and trim.

Step 2: Using a piece of stitch witchery, press a seam and then fold again and iron the pieces together with the stitch witchery in between.

Step 3: Glue ribbon around the neck and on the sides to tie (we tried using stitch witchery on this part but found hot glue was a better hold here).


Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers


This tutorial is so great! Thank you for sharing, I love how the little apron turned out and what an awesome and easy project.

brilliant! I was just thinking how I wanted to find a kid apron for my little guy! looks like I’m gonna make one now!

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