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How To Make A Apron

Learn how to make an apron, with this simple step-by-step sewing tutorial. This is a perfect beginner sewing project that anyone can make!

How to make a reversible apron step by step

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This reversible apron is such a fun, simple sewing project. I have even made a free downloadable pdf pattern which you can find in my subscriber-only library. Sign up to my email list to get the password!

I wanted to make this project really enjoyable, so worrying about cutting into your fabric wrong is unnecessary stress at this stage.

Being a creative woman I love to get cooking in the kitchen. More often than not I’m wearing garments that I have sewn for myself. There’s nothing more devastating than getting oil or stains on handmade clothing. Learn how to make your own apron in the tutorial below.

How To Make A Apron: Step By Step makyla is wearing a pink gingham apron while tying her waist tie into a bow at the front

These aprons make for great gifts, you could pop them in a pretty basket along with sweet treats. Family and friends will really appreciate receiving such a thoughtful gift from you!

HOW TO MAKE A APRON PROJECT TIPS:

  • Play around with two contrasting fabrics. I have used a pink/white stripe and pink/white gingham so each side of my apron is different. You will need to purchase 1m(yard) for each fabric.
  • Add a pocket to each side to add detail and functionality.
  • Use contrasting fabrics for the neck and waist ties!
how to make an apron. pink and white gingham apron hanging on the wall next to a pretty vintage photo frame

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MATERIALS AND TOOLS:

HOW TO MAKE A APRON STEP BY STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL:

HOW TO MAKE A APRON STEP BY STEP:

To begin you will need to print out the pdf sewing pattern on your home printer and assemble the pattern together. Cut out all the pattern pieces.

Lay your fabric on the fold.

Then place all of the pattern pieces against the fold of the fabric. Cut out pieces as the cut list below.

how to make an apron step by step laying out pattern pieces on the fold and cutting out

CUT LIST:

  • Apron – Cut x2 (pair)
  • Neckties – Cut x4 (2 pairs)
  • Waist ties – Cut x4 (2 pairs)
how to make an apron step by step. Apron is laying on a white table. The waist tie is tied into a pretty bow.

Once all pieces are cut out, place the pairs of waist ties together and pin to hold in place. Sew around the short side and both long sides leaving one end open with a 1cm seam allowance. Cut off the corners on closed-end.

Using a knitting needle or something similar push the tie to the right side. Press flat with an iron.

Repeat these steps for all 4 ties.

sewing around the makyla sewing around the ties on her brother sewing machine.

Pin the neckties at the top of the apron right sides together (this is marked on the pattern). Leave a 1cm gap from the side of the apron curve to the tie to sew a seam later.

Repeat the step above for the waist ties. Leaving a 1cm gap above the ties to seam a seam later.

showing how to place the neck ties onto the front of the apron
Placing the waist tie onto the front of the apron and pinning into place

You can sew the ties in place now or continue on to the next step if you feel confident.

Place the other apron piece on top, right sides together. Pin all the way around the apron edges.

Sew all the way around the outside of the apron, leaving a 10cm gap in the bottom hem.

sewing around the outside of apron to close it up.

Push the apron through the hole to the right sides. Wiggle out the corners and press all over.

Edge stitch closed the gap in the hem.

sewing up the opening on the hem apron with an edge stitch

Tip: You could sew all the way around the apron with an edge stitch for extra detail if you like!

Voila! Thats it.

makyla wearing reversible apron with basket of flowers in hand

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    How To Make An Apron

    Apron pdf pattern by makyla creates

    Learn how to make an apron, with this simple step by step sewing tutorial for women. This is a perfect beginner sewing project that anyone can make!

    Materials

    • 2m or yards fabric
    • PDF Apron Pattern
    • Matching thread

    Tools

    • Sewing machine
    • Fabric shears
    • Iron

    Instructions

    HOW TO MAKE A APRON STEP BY STEP:

    To begin you will need to print out the pdf sewing pattern on your home printer and assemble the pattern together. Cut out all the pattern pieces.

    Lay your fabric on the fold.

    Then place all of the pattern pieces against the fold of the fabric. Cut out pieces as the cut list below.

    CUT LIST:

    Apron – Cut x2 (pair)

    Neckties – Cut x4 (2 pairs)

    Waist ties – Cut x4 (2 pairs)

    Once all pieces are cut out, place the pairs of waist ties together and pin to hold in place. Sew around the short side and both long sides leaving one end open with a 1cm seam allowance. Cut off the corners on closed-end.

    Using a knitting needle or something similar push the tie to the right side. Press flat with an iron.

    Repeat these steps for all 4 ties.

    Pin the neckties at the top of the apron right sides together (this is marked on the pattern). Leave a 1cm gap from the side of the apron curve to the tie to sew a seam later.

    Repeat the step above for the waist ties. Leaving a 1cm gap above the ties to seam a seam later.

    You can sew the ties in place now or continue on to the next step if you feel confident.

    Place the other apron piece on top, right sides together. Pin all the way around the apron edges.

    Sew all the way around the outside of the apron, leaving a 10cm gap in the bottom hem.

    Push the apron through the hole to the right sides. Wiggle out the corners and press all over.

    Edge stitch closed the gap in the hem.

    Tip: You could sew all the way around the apron with an edge stitch for extra detail if you like!

    Voila! Thats it.

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