14 Sep

DIY Tutorial: Retro 1950’s Soap Bottle Apron

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

Apron template (download the PDF here)
Rick Rack/Lace
Hot Glue Gun
Sewing Machine
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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MonogrammedEverything.com! SAYS:

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

September 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

Girls Pamper Parties SAYS:

What a fantastic and creative idea.

September 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

vintage engagement rings SAYS:

I love the retro look!

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 am

Monica SAYS:

Yes, I am also!!!

September 16, 2015 at 3:01 am

Jasminea Shodow SAYS:

this is nice,,i really like it

September 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Eventish SAYS:

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

For more tips on retro party preparations see this post

September 19, 2011 at 3:06 am

rosa.kreattiva SAYS:

ciao !!! volevo farti sapere che ho condiviso su facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kreattiva/144623015570424 spero non ti dispiaccia
ciao rosa

November 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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.

February 18, 2012 at 6:34 am

cara SAYS:

i was wondering the same thing about the fabric glue…i don’t sew!

May 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Joan SAYS:

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

March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Karen Greer SAYS:

So cute!

May 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Migdalia Rodriguez SAYS:


May 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

Phuk Siew SAYS:

( ผูกเสี่ยวขอขอบคุณข้่อมูลจ่ะ / Thanks 4 Sharing by PhukSiew ).


May 27, 2012 at 4:11 am


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

June 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Donielle Stenson SAYS:

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?

August 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

Hagar Yona SAYS:


September 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Mary Ferguson SAYS:

Beautiful! Thanks for great ideas.

October 11, 2012 at 2:10 am

scrapmaya SAYS:

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

January 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm

scrapmaya SAYS:

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

March 13, 2013 at 4:02 am

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.

April 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm
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