After the kid tea towel apron went over well, I’ve wanted to try an adult version with my leftover stash. And I’m happy to report that the grown-up version is just as quick and easy. I altered the project a tad by cutting a flower element out of a pattern and stitching it onto another fabric with a tight zig-zag stitch in a contrasting thread color.
After that, it’s the same process: First, create a casing for a bias tape tie by turning the top edge of the tea towel ¼” to the wrong side (back of the fabric). Press the fold, then turn the edge again 1” to the wrong side. Sew in place to create a channel for the tape. Then add the pocket panel: Cut a rectangle of fabric to fit across the front, turn all edges to the back by about ¼” inch and press. Fold just the top edge over again, press, and sew to create a finished edge. Then pin the panel on the front of the apron, and sew into place on three sides, leaving the top open. Run a seam down the middle to create the pockets and you’re done. Ready for cooking, crafting, and dashing out to the garden to pick some of the season’s last sugar snaps.