No Sew Apron

No Sew Apron
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Step 1: Getting Started

I love a pretty apron! There is just something so sweetly vintage about putting on an apron and baking some cookies for the holidays, or any time of year. I have the fondest memories of my mom putting on her "Christmas" apron to work on the ham, turkey, dressing and all sorts of other good food for the holidays. (She still wears a pretty "Christmas" apron to cook holiday meals in.

If you are in need of a easy, creative Christmas gift for the kitchen lover in your family, or you desperately need an apron yourself, use our free craft tutorial to upcycle a summer halter dress into the cutest apron possible! This upcycle project can be done with a dress from your own closet and finished in a matter of minutes. It's sweet, simple and so easy! Enjoy!


Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Material for waist - I used a ribbon
Embellishments (optional)
Fusible Tape



Step 2: Instructions


*To start this project you will want to find a dress you don't wear or will never wear but the style and cut would make a cute apron. This one I happened to find at a Thrift store for about $4- it was a cute pattern but was way to short for my taste but I thought it would make a cute apron with minimal or no sewing. That's right- I think I have found a way to make a no sewing apron for all you busy people out there that don't have time or the know how to sew but would love to make one- you can thank me later! So here it goes-

Step 1: Start this project by cutting the back of the dress off from the front, following the side seams-just as outlined. If you do not have a dress that ties at the top- you can add ribbon to the top later but that will be a sewing step so try to find one that ties at the top so you don't have to do any sewing.


Step 2. Once you have the back and front separated from each other, trim the bulky side seams off of the edges and toss. You can save the back of the dress for another project or apron- if you find a larger size dress you can easily make one apron and a skirt apron from the back of one dress or you can use the fabric for another project.
Step 3. Next you will use fusible tape to hem the sides of the apron by folding over the side seam once pressing with a warm iron, and then folding it over again and pressing to create a nice, clean side hem all the way up the side of the apron front. Now you will hem using the fusible tape by placing the tape between the layers of fabric and pressing with an iron until the fusible tape melts. This will adhere the layers of fabric and create an invisible seam. Just make sure to not place your iron directly on the fusible tape because It will melt to the iron and leave a mess. Do this to each side of the Apron and you will have finished hem with a straight line.

Step 4. At this point you can add more embellishments like lace or ruffles or pockets- you can also add some ribbon if your ties are not long enough using fusible tape. If you have a busy pattern like mine you don't have to add much but feel free to be creativity, enjoy!


About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.