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Hawks Dishtowel Apron


  • Homespun dishtowel
  • 3 yards of 1" grosgrain ribbon
  • Seahawks fabric fat quarter for top and pocket.
  • Optional: 1 yard rickrack
  • Buttons embellishments
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron


1. Fold towel in half lengthwise to determine center.

2. Open towel, then fold top corners to the back side. The top of your apron should measure 9-1/2” and the angled sides should measure 13”. The space between the corners should measure about 1-1/2”. Press.

3. To make decorative top, cut a piece of fabric 4-1/2” x 16” (or width of towel top plus 1”). Fold over 1/2” top and bottom. Press.  Stitch this unit to the top of your towel keeping your stitching line 1/8” away from the folded edge. Add rickrack if desired. Trim away excess fabric.

4. Measure 2” away from angled pressed edge and trim away the excess fabric using a pinking sheers. Fold under raw edges 1/4”.

5. Stitch 1-1/2” from pressed edge to form casing for ribbon. Refer to diagram. Thread ribbon through casings.

6. To make lower pocket, cut a piece of fabric 6-1/2” x 20-1/2” (or width of towel plus 1”). Fold long edges over 1/4” then again 1/4”. Press.  Top stitch top edge. Add rickrack to top edge if desired.

7. Fold short edges and remaining long edges over 1/2”. Press. Stitch pocket unit to bottom of towel stitching 1/8” from folded edge. Divide into 3 equal sections and stitch to make pockets.

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