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Child’s Art Apron from Dishtowel

5 September 2009 21,185 views 6 Comments

by Care

artists apron
My boys are quite the little artists these days, so I am always trying to think of new ideas for them.  I whipped up a little artist's apron, made completely out of one dollar store dish towel!  Mr. S is absolutely in love with all the little pockets!  [click here for tutorial]

Also, if you get your crayons during those back-to-school sales like I did, you can get them for 25 cents or less!  (Oh, how I love office supplies!  But I digress....)

Project Estimate:

  • Dish towel, $1
  • Box of 24 crayons, $1

Total: $2

Caroline Sanchez (Care) has been sewing since her mom taught her the basics at around six years old.  She has always been driven to CREATE, even from a very young age.  She is mommy to two little boys and one baby girl, and almost every spare moment she has is spent in her sewing room or working on her blog, Obsessively Stitching.

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  • Vone said:

    25 cents – I have to keep my eyes open as I have a project I was making with crayons. Do you know if you can buy individual colours somewhere?

  • tina winkle said:

    This is a great idea!!! Vone, I am not sure if you can buy individual colors but I know you can buy certain ones in bulk at Lakeshore Learning store (they are online as well). I would try a teacher supply store or an art supply store.

  • Care (author) said:

    I’ve never heard of buying them by color, but I would certainly be interested in doing that if anyone had an idea where to look!

  • sara paschal said:


    This link shows you how to buy in bulk from crayola.

  • little t jane said:

    this is totally brilliant! :D thanks for sharing!!!

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