I had so much fun sewing my Fish Bubbles Pillow that I wanted to make more Fish Bubbles projects! Have you seen the toweling by the yard? It is amazing! It is hemmed on both edges and it comes in a variety of colors and patterns. I thought it would be fun to make an apron with it and a table runner. Here’s how you can make one.
1.5 yards of toweling
1/2 yard for waist band
Choose some fun fabrics and iron the Heat n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric. Heat n Bond Lite is a great light weight fusible appliqué but is best if you sew around it to secure. Heat n Bond
Ultra requires no sewing. I used Heat n Bond Ultra for this. Once you have fused the appliqué medium to the wrong side of the fabric, run it through the Sizzix Fabi.
Now all you have to do is make the apron waist band. Cut (3) 5″ x WOF strips from the waist band fabric. From one of those pieces cut it down to 24″ x 5″ The two long pieces will be the ties and the 24″ piece will be the waist band.
We a gathering stitch along this top edge about 1/4″ from the top. Pull up the threads to gather. Pin the gathers to a WRONG edge of the 24″ waist band strip, pinning 1″ from the edge of the strip on both sides. Sew along the gathering stitch.
Press the other edge of the waist band under a generous 1/4″, then fold it over to the front to cover the gathering stitch. Top stitch to secure, leaving the edges open. Take those ends and fold them in 1/2″. Tuck the ends of the ties in the side openings and sew where the pin is in the photo below:
To make the table runner, you need about 5 minutes! Cut the toweling to the desired length of your table. Hem the edges by rolling under 1/2″ then another 1/2″. Sew to secure.