I did some more work on my apron. As you can see, I tucked a hand towel into the waistband. It just happens to be the right colors.
The only thing left to do is the sashes. I only had a half yard of the red and white fabric and a yard of the kitchen print. I don't have enough of either to make ties, so I'll probably use some brown ribbon, which picks up from the print. Then I might put a brown bow to match at the top of the towel...to 'tie it all together' (yes, I get the pun.)
I don't have a sewing tip today, but if I think of one I'll be back.