Here's a tute to show you one of the two things I made with this pillow cover from Ikea. I was inspired to make an apron because of the existing pocket and cute bias trim on the back.
It's a mini-tutorial because it doesn't require much thought and it wasn't even a true crafterhours project. It was so fast I did the whole thing before Z was even finished building her lego tower (and more importantly, before P came over to knock it down)
First, I cut the cover in half (you still with me?)
Then I hemmed the cut edge, inserting lengths of twill tape on each side. (I used some Moda tape that I got with a layer cake bundle because I didn't have any. But I thought it was appropriate for the project)
Finally, I sewed two seams through the "pocket" of the pillow cover to divide it into three pockets.
And done! Time! What was that, 45 seconds?
Here's a picture Z took of my new craft apron. Now my measuring tape will never be just out of arm's reach again.
(what she lacks in technique, she more than makes up for in enthusiasm)
You could also use a pillow cover with a pocket opening to make a full-sized apron, but then you wouldn't have enough fabric left over to make the second part of this tutorial....coming tomorrow!