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Make a Collegiate Ruffled Apron
Crafts - Make a DIY Ruffled Apron

It's the coordinating ruffles that make this DIY ruffled apron so adorable. Go cute with stripes, checks and cherries, or use collegiate fabric to make an alumni-perfect apron for tailgates and football-watching parties.

Photo by Jackie Burrell

Every new cook needs an apron. Make it a DIY ruffled apron - using adorable prints and college-prints - and you've got the perfect accessory for a tailgate party or first apartment housewarming gift.

If you can sew a straight line, you can make this project in an hour or two, using a dish towel and fabric scraps. On the following pages, you'll find the list of supplies, tips on finding college fabric and instructions for two versions of the apron, full-length and waist-tied.

Psst, if you're contemplating making this apron as a housewarming gift for your favorite new apartment dweller, pair it with a great cookbook for 20somethings, a DIY family cookbook and a whisk or similar tools for that starter kitchen.

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