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DIY Tutorial: Retro 1950’s Soap Bottle Apron

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1950's bridal shower bottle apron tutorial

Are these DIY Mini Aprons for Soap Bottles the cutest thing or what?! Thanks to Kristen from Kio Events for the fabulous DIY tutorial on these adorable themed favors/gifts from the 1950’s Inspired Bridal Shower posted earlier today. She also demonstrated these on HGTV’s “That’s Clever!”.


DIY MINI APRONS for Soap Bottles

by Kristen Janes


  • Fabric
  • Apron template (download the PDF here)
  • Rick Rack/Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons/Bows/Accents
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Optional: Paper & Safety Pins

1.    Print and cut out the pattern for the apron.

2. Pin pattern to fabric and cut out 2 pieces

mini bottle apron tutorial

mini bottle apron tutorial

3. Pin pieces right-sides together and sew rounded skirt of apron, leaving top open

4. Pull fabric through the top turning it right-side out and iron it flat

5. Hot glue rick rack/lace around skirt part of apron

mini bottle apron tutorial

6. Glue ribbon around top of apron to make neck strap of apron and tuck unfinished part of fabric under and secure with glue.

mini bottle apron tutorial

7. Glue ribbon for waist of apron leaving 2 loose ends that can be tied around apron

mini bottle apron tutorial

8. Glue on final embellishments

mini bottle apron tutorial

9. (Optional if gifting your item) Make up a “clean name” paper tag for your apron and safety pin it to the apron. We’ve used names like “Soapy Sue”, “Clean Cathy”, “Donna Dishwasher”…

10. Put your apron on your dish soap bottle so she is a little lady that can be proudly displayed on your counter next to the sink.

1950's bridal shower bottle apron tutorial


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21 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Retro 1950’s Soap Bottle Apron”

  1. How stinkin cute is this?! Love those water bottles!

  2. What a fantastic and creative idea.

  3. What a great favor idea for a bridal shower or a fun little housewarming gift. This can even be taken one step further by slipping the cute bottle and apron in a cello bag and tie off with a complimentary ribbon or ric-rac.

  4. vintage engagement rings says:

    I love the retro look!

  5. Jasminea Shodow says:

    this is nice,,i really like it

  6. Eventish says:

    Hey all! This is really a great idea for a retro party!

    For more tips on retro party preparations see this post

  7. ciao !!! volevo farti sapere che ho condiviso su facebook spero non ti dispiaccia
    ciao rosa

  8. Hollie says:

    Could you use fabic glue instead of sewing the apron together? I want to make some but my machine is out right now.

  9. Joan says:

    Could not get the PDF to load to print the pattern.

  10. Phuk Siew says:

    ( ผูกเสี่ยวขอขอบคุณข้่อมูลจ่ะ / Thanks 4 Sharing by PhukSiew ).


  11. CJ says:

    Love these! Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to make some. Seems easy enough!

  12. I found a halloween print apron for my soap bottle at the goodwill thrift shop brand new! What if it falls into a soaking pan of pork chop grease?

  13. Mary Ferguson says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for great ideas.

  14. scrapmaya says:

    super mimi , original , tout ce que j’aime !!
    ils sont chouettes tes tabliers !!
    merci beaucoup pour le tuto !!

  15. scrapmaya says:

    génial !! merci pour le tuto !!
    j’ai parlé de toi sur mon blog
    si tu passe , laisse un petit commentaire

  16. Chris says:

    I used to have a pattern that had shoulders and a front pocket for you rings. I don’t know where it is now.