Keep your clothes clean while cooking by wearing an apron you made yourself with this easy tutorial:
DIY Apron Materials
one yard of fabric
thread that matches the fabric
pencil or tailor’s chalk
cloth tape measure
How to Make an Apron in 10 Minutes (instructions)
1. Precisely cut a piece of fabric down to size – 27 inches high by 20 inches wide. Fold the fabric over like a hot dog (wrong side up). You’ll also want three long strips of fabric at this time.
You’ll need 2 strips that are 36 inches each (you could go shorter than this). Then you’ll need one strip for the neck that is 18 inches long. Each strip is a half inch wide, but you can do any width you like.
2. With the top of the fold to your left, measure over from the fold 4 inches and make a small mark (this will give you a total of 8 inches when unfolded for the top of the apron).
3. Measure from the opposite side, 18 inches from the bottom and make a small mark. Then freehand a curved line from the mark you made in step 2 to the mark you made in step 3. This curved line is the area under the arm.
4. Cut on the line that was made in step 3, through both layers of fabric.
5. Hem with a sewing machine, to create a finished edge all the way around the apron. Be sure to cut little notches on the curved parts (arm area) of the apron to help it lay / fold better for hemming.
6. Next, it’s time to add the straps. For the back ties, find the very end of the arm area, where the bottom of the curved line meets that vertical fabric line. Then attach one of the long 36 inch straps to the back of the fabric. For added strength, make a square box with your sewing machine over the strap and then an X through it.
Repeat this step with the other 36 inch strap on the other side of the apron.
7. At the top of the neckline, add the shorter strap the same way you added the back ties in step 6. Snip any stray strings to clean everything up and you’re done!