I found this adorable pillow case while thrifting the other day. I love the fabric, but couldn’t use it as a pillow case since it doesn’t match what’s in my room right now. I’ve been wanting cute, vintage aprons, and this seemed like a good way to use the pillow case. (It was $1 at Goodwill).

pillow case

First, I cut off the hem at the opening. This would become the waistband.

cut off hem

Next, I cut some more of the pillow case off, leaving about as much as I wanted for the length of the apron, about 19 inches. The part I cut off was cut into two strips, to be used as the apron strings. (I had to cut off the seam on the strips.)


For the main part of the pillow case that wasn’t cut up, I just ran my sewing machine across the top to gather it just a bit.

gathered top

With the two strips I cut off earlier, I made the apron ties, sewed them to the waistband, and sewed the gathered skirt into the waistband. I had some bias tape in my supplies that I thought would be cute, so I added that to the waistband and the bottom of the skirt.

sewing on the ribbon

Here’s the finished product:

pillow case apron

pillow case apron back

Linking up:

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6 Responses to Turn a Vintage Pillow Case Into an Apron

  1. Colleen says:

    My goodness! So cute, nothing better than vintage fabric for a buck :)

  2. Jen says:

    Thanks for linking up! Your vintage apron look so playful!

  3. What a clever idea…I would love for you to share it at my “Anything Goes” Linky party…


  4. Karisa says:

    This is soo cute. and so simple. I also made an apron this week some check it out at http://tripletasking.com/2011/11/27/adorable-garden-apron/

    Happy Sewing!!


  5. brandi says:

    Thanks for stopping by our blog and checking out our pillowcase apron. I love the one you made!

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