DIY Project: Vintage-Inspired Hostess Apron

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve become a little obsessed with vintage and vintage-inspired aprons…especially the little half-aprons, or hostess aprons. These are great not only in the kitchen, but also to use in the sewing or craft room.

So after spending hours on Flickr and other sites searching and looking at what others had designed, I decided to come up with my own design and give it a try. Here’s what I came up with:

The front has what looks like one large pocket, but it’s actually divided into two pockets. This apron is a “one size fits most” apron, as it can tie in the front on smaller people, or can tie in the back for those of us with fuller figures.

Click here for the full diy instructions. Give it a try! If you have basic sewing knowledge, it’s really pretty easy to make.

So….okay…I know a hostess apron really isn’t interior decorating, but I figure if you’ve got a great looking kitchen or craft room, then you should look great in it! Don’t you agree? In fact, I love these aprons so much that I’m pretty sure I’m gonna whip up a few to put in my new Vintage Chic boutique.

P.S.~~If you’d like to purchase this apron, just shoot me an e-mail at addicted2decorating [at] live [dot] com. I have two available, and they’re $32 each. All fabrics are cotton and cotton blends, machine-washable, and have been pre-washed.



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  1. Kristi,s the apron is adorable.s Love the way the three fabrics work together.s what a great way to use scraps from past jobs. How about ordering an extra yard of fabric and making one for the client as a thank you.s a great way for them to show off their beautiful fabric as they are waiting for their custom window treatments, upholstery or new furniture.s thanks for the great idea!

  2. Marie, I love the idea of making an apron for clients out of fabrics used on their items!!s What a great idea!s I’m going to have to give that some serious thought.s