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FACS: Dishtowel Apron (Textiles)

Main Core Tie

FCS 6th Grade
Strand 5 Standard 1

Time Frame

2 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size


Life Skills

Thinking & Reasoning




After learning the simple basics of threading a sewing machine, the students will complete an apron using the serger, sewing machine, backstich, and measuring.


Pattern template, dishtowels, instructions, and straps.
Dishtowels may be ordered from Park Import & Designs, 405 Gateway Dr., Goldsboro, NC, 27534, 1-800-326-3382, Call for a catalogue. Be sure to order in advance! The more you order, the less expensive the towels are. This pattern uses 1 towel for the apron and 1 towel cut into 3 parts for the pocket. You will order 3/1 for each type of apron. The 1-inch check in burgundy, navy, and dark green works well.

Background for Teachers

Dishtowels should be ordered early, and in bulk.

Student Prior Knowledge

Sewing terms, how to operate a sewing machine

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will construct an apron.

Instructional Procedures


  • dishtowelapron.doc
    Instructions for making an apron from dishtowels.
    All doc files can be saved and then used with Microsoft Word.

The following attachment contains the directions for the apron made from dishtowels.

Created: 07/18/2002
Updated: 02/05/2018