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!
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This reversible apron is such a fun, simple sewing project. I have even made a downloadable pdf pattern which you can find here. 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.
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. This is a pretty detail to add!
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MATERIALS AND TOOLS:
- 2m or yards fabric
- PDF Apron Pattern
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine (This is the sewing machine I use and love!)
- Fabric shears
HOW TO MAKE A APRON STEP BY STEP VIDEO TUTORIAL:
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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.
- 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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