I've seen a lot of these aprons made from pillowcases.
Took pictures today of one I made awhile ago using a vintage pillowcase and some of my vintage trim.
You just fold them up and sew up the sides and a couple more seams up the middle to create the pockets. Then add ribbon on the sides for tie backs.
This one took less than 2o minutes from start to finish.
(Although it did take me a bit of time remembering where I had stashed my flower trim hee-hee.) Easy peasy and quick!