Mothers Day is coming right up and today I’m sharing a great handmade Mother’s Day gift idea that’s actually pretty simple to make. This DIY apron made with lace doilies is dainty, feminine and has a vintage flair that I just adore.
- Lace Craft Doilies (I used 12-13 of the 12 inch doilies.)
- White 5/8 inch Grossgrain Ribbon
- White Thread
- Sewing Machine
You can arrange your DIY apron in any configuration you like, but I do have one suggestion. The top two doilies that make up the bib of the apron act like two targets pointing at the chest (how embarrassing!), so I suggest placing a third doily on top to cancel that out. Originally I made the apron without that third doily and when I put it on, I gasped out loud!
Pin the doilies together.
Carefully carry them to the sewing machine and sew around all of the edges. Don’t worry too much— your sewing seams don’t really show at all. In fact, don’t mess up… the seams are so invisible that it’s hard to unpick any mistakes!
For the neck ties, cut two 24″ pieces of ribbon. Heat seal the ends to prevent fraying. Then sew them to the top two doilies, like this:
To add strength, I sewed the ribbon on in two places, like this:
Here’s another apron idea you may like: mother daughter apron set. I love the idea of having a matching mother and daughter apron set. You could even make a mini doily apron for your little one to match yours!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.