Tutorial — No Sew Spring Cleaning Apron

It’s that time of year again…. time for Spring Cleaning. Here’s an easy and frugal way to make your own no-sew Spring Cleaning Apron. Start by making a pile of three flour sack towels. Lay them flat and place a ribbon across the middle as shown below.

Fold over the towels.
Tie the ribbon around your waist, and you are done. Whenever you need a cleaning towel, pull one out and hold the other layers ย in place. Flour sack towels are perfect for this, since they are light and have large surface area for cleaning. You can get lots of mileage out of just one towel.ย 
Happy cleaning!


  1. Infant Bibliophile says:

    That’s a cute idea. Hey, I should have done that with burp cloths when my son was an infant. I used to keep one stuffed in my back pocket like I was a house painter. Our spring cleaning this year consists of abandoning the premises; we’ve buying a house in a couple of weeks!

  2. Valerie says:

    Congrats, Infant Bibliophile, and good luck with the new house! I love the idea of making an apron out of burp clothes… wish I had thought of that sooner too!

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  4. Mama King says:

    Great idea!

    I linked to your site today. I made a bookmark based on your suggestion. Thanks! Have a great week.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Any idea that simple and useful is pure genius…thanks for the tip!

  6. Valerie says:

    @ Mama King — Those bookmarks look great! Thank you for the link! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Jennifer — You are very welcome!

  7. Frugal Homemaker says:

    That’s such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your Frugal Friend, Niki says:

    So clever!


  9. Hoosier Homemade says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!