Every new cook needs an apron. Make it a DIY ruffled apron - using adorable patterns and college-print fabrics - and you've got the perfect fashionable little accessory for a tailgate party or terrific first apartment housewarming gift. This easy project takes about an hour and uses nothing more arcane than a cotton dish towel and fabric scraps.
Make it in yellow, black and white with kite-printed fabric for your favorite Theta, or go with patriotic hues for an Arizona alum, complete with college logo fabric and tiny, ferocious wildcats. You'll find the how-tos here for both a full-length and waist-tied version.