Pillowcase Apron

In my recent thrifting hunts, I found some adorable vintage linens and bedding pieces. In love with the fabrics and detailing, I picked them up in hopes of recreating something fun and functional. I thought I was really on to something until I googled pillowcase aprons and realized I was not the first to come up with this fantastic idea...but I did notice a lot of the tutorials included cutting and measuring... Now, I know how to sew, but I am a lazy crafter. I hand crafted one apron from scratch, and it may be my last (this one and only could be yours!). Wanting something cute and easy I came up with this...(if you do not sew, you could easily use hemming tape...but I highly recommend that you learn as it is a very valuable skill! I just learned this summer and have been ever thankful for taking the time. Really all you need to learn is how to do a simple straight stitch and you are good to go!)

The pillowcase...up close and personal...

I simply took a piece of ribbon, cut it in half and stitched it to each side for the tie.

I hemmed the edges of the ribbon to keep it from raveling right away.

I then added a piece of the same ribbon to the bottom for a little stripe.After that I added a bow to the stripe for some super cuteness!Ta-da! Boy was that easy! Took me about a half an hour...no cutting, no measuring...just sewing on some ribbon...you can even hand stitch it if you want!

Do you have a crafty quickie?


36 comments:

  1. GReat apron Ashley,, I'm going to try it your way... I really am not a seamstress, but I love the added ribbon on the bottome.. I may take mine and add a little more detail to it... right now my daughter has Lady Caroline covered with her sweater...she didn't like the bra!lol..

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  2. So adorable, and I will definitly be giving it a try! I have been making aprons out of tea towels and meaning to post about it. I'll let you know when I do, because they are super easy too. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So beautiful! Great idea! Looks so lovely!

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  4. That is so cute! I have to remember whose blog it was I was on recently that had picked up vintage pillow cases so I can point them over here...

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  5. Oh My Gosh!
    that is so darling!
    I love it....
    Now I want to make one... :-D

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  6. I love the apron. You are so crafty. Love the bright colors you chose.

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  7. VERY CUTE! Quick and easy...just the way I like things.
    I love the ribbon color you used with the fabric.

    Have a great day.
    Sandra

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  8. Absolutely adorable!! I love the bright colors and the ribbon just makes it pop! Love your creativity.

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  9. Fabulous Idea!! I am definitely going to be trying it out. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  10. Okay that is the CUTEST thing ever! You get more and more creative everytime I come by!

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  11. Great idea! I love vintage sheets and pillowcases and am always looking at them, but rarely buy them.

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  12. So cute. I would have never thought of doing that. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Only someone as talented as you could see the potential of that pillowcase. You took an ugly duckling and made it a swan.

    Good job.

    Cynthia

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  14. Just stumbled on your blog. BRILLANT~ I love this idea!

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  15. very creative & very cute ashley..I'm impressed!

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  16. Fun fun fun - what a fun pillowcase. I love your apron!

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  17. Too cute! Look at how much crafting you get done! **SIGH** One day . . .

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  18. What a great idea! I would never have thought of that! Now I know what to do with all the outdated pillowcases hiding in my linen closet :)

    Have a great day!

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  19. That's the cutest thing ever! I might be able to handle that !

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  20. Wow that is so neat. Thanks for stopping by the other day.

    Have a great day.

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  21. Wow! That is absolutely darling! What a great idea! Great colors too. The ribbon was the perfect touch!

    And how the heck do you have such luck at thrift stores??! You found so many cute things in you "Confessions of a Thriftaholic" entry.. I am so jealous! The thrift store where I live is huge, but full of junk..literally junk. AND it's expensive! It makes me laugh when I go in there at how expensive they mark everything. Wish I could find things like you do!

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  22. How do we enter to win that apron? i have been looking for an apron and fell in love with yours, you are so creative, just love your ideas!!

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  23. Cute, cute, cute. When my husbands great grandma passes? I am totally stealing her collection of 60-70's fabrics for you. No one else would do what you could with them.

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  24. Very cute! I like the addition of the bow.

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  25. That is adorable!! Love it. Maybe I have to try too. I just made my first apron. If you have time, you can check it out at my site The Apron Goddesses.

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  26. That really is darling! Great idea!

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  27. Oh' you are my new Hero. I have been wanting to learn to sew and just haven't found the time. This post reminds me that I need to take the time. I see so many sewing projects in blogland that look simple enough that even I think I can do it. Your apron is adorable.

    Have a happy day

    Kris

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  28. I AM so happy to be in the home stretch. Thanks for your comment. This pillowcase apron seriously makes me want to go back to my nearby thrift store and buy a vintage sheet I saw. I don't know how to sew but have begun thinking that I'd like to. What kind of sewing machine do you have? If I'm gonna do this I'd like to buy something super user friendly and easy. Thanks. Kelly

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  29. What a CUTE idea! :) I might break out my sewing machine for this!!!

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  30. I love the apron! I am so copying this!

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  31. i will be making one of these thanks so much

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  32. Great idea! I love the ribbon border and bow you added to it.

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  33. just wanted to let you know I shared your great idea on my blog today- thanks for the inspiration!

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