Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Re-purposing christmas gifts


My sister received this cool Big Pineapple tea-towel for christmas from her step-mother-in-law.
I was supposed to make her an apron months and months ago, so I suggested that we turn the tea-towel into an apron so that she can use it.

It's actually the perfect size for an apron.... I just added some spotty fabric (thanks Cathy) at the sides to make it a bit wider, shaped the top, and then trimmed it all with bias tape before adding some straps. It fits her perfectly!

20 comments:

Tinniegirl said...

That is one very cool Apron. I think you had better make some of those for market.

edward and lilly said...

What a fabulous idea, this is the sort of crafting story I love reading about.

Sandi said...

Brilliant idea! Looks fabulous. The Big Pineapple is about a half-hour drive from home. (haven't been there for years though).

angelique said...

I like it!!!!

JustJess said...

Great repurpose Cam! Love a teatowel repurpose...!

mellimoomoo said...

That looks fantastic! couldn't think of a better way to re-purpose a big pineapple teatowel :)

Sarah said...

Wow you are so good! and creative. If only I had the brain space to be adventureous!

PaisleyJade said...

What a great idea... why didn't I think of that!!??!!! I have a historical family teatowel (from a big family reunion a few years ago) that I feel is too good to use to wipe dishes with... maybe an apron would be more fitting! You are so clever!

Nikki said...

Excellent!!! (And the spot fabric is a perfect match for the green in the print!!). Lovin' it.

potty mouth mama said...

I love your apron, very cooL!

Leni and Rose said...

Nice one! Fab tea towel and fab idea to turn it into an apron. Love it!

clare said...

Great use of the teatowel . Very clever . Happy New Year .
Clare's Craftroom

Lindsay Bear said...

That's so cool!!! What a great idea!!!

one little acorn said...

Fantastic! What a great way to make the most of the tea towel. Looks great.

Sarah said...

That looks brilliant!
It goes really well with the polka dot fabric. If that was my tea towel I certainly wouldn't have wanted to just wipe dishes with it.

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Very cool! Love this, and now it'll be used - well done, great idea!

Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

oh wow you are a mind reader. I keep getting teatowels from my mum and theyre so expensive I just cannot use them on dishes. I started tinkering with my 2009 topics and one was on refashioning cool tea towels. This is something I am definately going to have a go at.
Cheers

sewfunky said...

That looks so awesome! :) I think I may have to do the same to some of my retro teatowels.

I've been to see the "big pineapple" on my only trip to Oz, about 6 years ago - boy does time fly!

JuliaB said...

Cool! I sent someone a t-towel and she likes it so much she doesn't want to use it for dishes! I will suggest an apron to her! x

Louise said...

Wow, I have this same tea towel! I will never look at it the same way now.