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Learn How to Sew an Easy Apron With This Free Printable PDF Sewing Pattern, Tutorial, and Video.
This is a sponsored post written in partnership with JOANN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you ever wanted to have matching aprons with your kids but they never had the fabric or sizes you needed?
Look no further because this is the Perfect Free Apron Pattern for you! You'll love making matching aprons for the whole family with this Free Easy Apron Pattern!
My daughters and I love to bake and cook together in the kitchen but there has always been something missing, we have never found the perfect matching aprons for all of us! After countless outfits dirtied by messy ingredients I decided to take matters into my own hands.
The best part is that my whole family has adorable aprons to use while we cook and bake together.
I used the new Customizer from JOANN to custom-make these fun Christmas prints. It works in just three easy steps.
Upload or choose your design.
Customize the design by choosing the color, and changing the scale, and repeat of the design.
Finally, select the fabric base for your design to be printed on from over 20 options.
This pattern is SO much fun to make and it is the perfect apron for everyone! Whether you are sewing this apron for yourself or your family, an apron always comes in handy in the kitchen and even in the craft room!
You can even sew one of these aprons as a gift! Your friends and family will love having such a fun and useful apron to use year-round.
Now, let’s talk about all of the details of this Apron sewing pattern!
Apron Sewing Pattern Includes
Professionally drafted, graded, and color-coded sewing patterns. Step-by-step detailed photos and written instructions are also included.
You can refer to the video tutorial for extra help if you get stuck on any steps.
Scroll down to the supply list to download the printable pattern. Keep scrolling for my step-by-step tutorial.
1 Yard of quilting cotton or canvas is recommended for making this pattern.
- 1 Yard JOANN Customized Fabric
- Sewing Machine
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Hemming Tool
- Printed Pattern
STEP 1: Print Apron PDF Pattern & Assemble
Download the pattern to your computer and print the pattern at 100% with no scaling.
Immediately check the 1” x 1” square to ensure the pattern has printed off correctly. If the 1" square measures larger or smaller, the pattern will need to be reprinted for accuracy.
Align the circles and black lines together as you are piecing the pattern together. You can connect the pieces of paper with tape or a glue stick.
STEP 2: Choosing The Correct Size
You can use either the adult or the child-sized apron. I recommend using the adult-sized apron for teenagers and older and the child-sized apron for anyone younger than that.
STEP 3: Cut Out Fabric & Transfer Markings
*PRO TIP: Make sure to iron your fabric before cutting it out to ensure the best results. This will ensure that your fabric cuts out evenly without any wrinkles or folds.
Fold the fabric in half with wrong sides together, aligning the selvages together. Lay the apron bodice pattern piece on top of the fabric and align the fold line with the fold of the fabric. Lay the neckband, waistband, and pocket pattern pieces on the fabric as well. Pin the fabric in place and cut around the outside of the pattern pieces.
Before removing the paper pattern from the fabric, transfer all markings using a fabric pen or chalk.
- (X1) Apron Bodice
- (X1) Top Apron Facing
- (X2) Pocket Pieces
- (X2) Waistband Ties
- (X2) Neckband Ties
You should have a total of 8 pieces to complete the Apron.
STEP 4: Press Hem
Take the apron wrong side up and fold the sides and the bottom 1/4" and press in place. Fold the sides and the bottom another 1/2" towards the wrong side and press in place.
Make sure to use plenty of steam to really set those creases in place. Pin or clip the hem and set the apron bodice aside for now.
STEP 5: Make Waistband & Neckband Ties
Lay the waistband and neckband ties right side up, fold them all in half longways placing the right sides together. Place some pins or clips along the raw edge to keep everything in place.
Take a tie and start at one of the short ends, sew the short side using a 3/8" seam allowance.
Pivot at the corner by putting your needle in the down position then lift the sewing foot pivoting the fabric and then lowering the foot. Sew all the way down the long edge using a 3/8" seam allowance, backstitch at both the beginning and the end of your seam.
Be sure to leave on end open for turning.
Trim the corners of the straps getting as close to the seam without cutting through it, this helps to cut down on bulkiness.
Turn the waistband ties right side out.
Take a needle and thread and sew through the corner gently tugging on the fabric to release the corner giving you a nice sharp edge (refer to the video for an example of this). Remove the needle and thread and press the bands flat with plenty of steam.
STEP 6: Sew the Pocket
Place the two pocket pieces right sides together, aligning all the edges, and pin or clip them in place.
Sew around the pocket leaving a 2-3" opening on one of the long sides of the pocket. Make sure to pivot at each corner to make nice corners.
Clip all four corners to remove any excess material, this helps to cut down on bulkiness.
Turn the pocket right side out and use a needle and thread to gently tug on the corners of the fabric to release the fabric giving you a sharp corner. Remove the needle and thread.
Press the pocket with plenty of steam.
Fold the pocket in half lining the short sides up, press well to make a crease down the middle of the pocket.
Place the pocket on the apron bodice lining up the corners with the markings, make sure the 2" opening is facing the hem of the apron so that it will be topstitched closed.
Sew along the sides and bottom of the pocket using a 1/8" seam allowance, sew along the crease in the middle to make two pockets.
STEP 7: Apron Facing & Neckband
Lay the apron facing right side down, fold the longest side which will be the bottom 3/4" up towards the wrong side, and press well.
Put the apron bodice down with the right side up, align the open end of the neckband ties with the markings.
Place the facing right sides together on the apron bodice, unclip the sides so the corners on the apron and the facing match up, and clip in place.
Sew the sides and the top of the facing with 3/8" seam allowance, backstitch at the beginning and the end as well as over the neckband ties.
Trim the excess off all four corners and turn the facing right side out, gently push the corners out, and press well.
STEP 8: Attach Waistband Ties
Place the open end of the waistband ties under the hem on the apron bodice aligning the waistband ties with the markings on the apron bodice, pin the waistband ties in place.
Starting at one side of the bottom of the apron facing, sew all the way around the apron, sewing down the hem and edges.
Place the apron right side down, fold the waistband ties flat over the hem and sew in place by sewing a box.
Press the entire apron with plenty of steam and then you're finished!
Now you have an adorable Apron!
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