Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Apron Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial to make your own full length apron.  It was for my sister-in-law, if it was for me I would have added ruffles and some fun embellishments.  Maybe I'll make one for me soon.  Also it was finished late at night before we left on vacation so the pictures are pretty awful. 
I'll admit this first step sure made things go quickly.  Grab an apron you have on hand and pin to your outside fabric. 
 cut around your apron leaving an extra 1/2 to 1 inch all around
 Pin to your fabric you are going to use for the back and cut out.
 for the sash you are going to cut out 2 pieces selvage to selvage and 4 inches thick.  Cut one in half.
 pin one of the halves to one end of the long piece.  sew together.  Attach the other half to the other side and sew.

 You will now have one LONG piece.  fold it in half (so it will be two inches wide instead of 4) Right Sides together. Sew together leave one side open for turning.
 Turn. Iron flat.  Find the middle of your sash. pin it to the middle of your apron.  Continue to pin in place.
 Top stitch along the entire sash.  It will hold your sash in place, close the end, and give it a finished look.
Cut two pieces for the straps.  Mine are 2 inches wide and 14 inches long (you can make them longer or shorter)
 Fold them in half (long ways) and sew around edges.  Leave opening to turn.  Turn and then top stitch.  Do same to other strap.  Pin to your apron. Pin back fabric to your apron (right sides together).  Make sure straps and sash are inside.  Stitch together (leave hole large enough to turn).  Turn your apron and top stitch around closing opening.


  1. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. too cute! I wish I could sow!!


  3. Super cute! Love the fabric!
    Thanks for linking up!