How To Make A Women’s Apron With Pockets – Free Printable Pattern

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I love cooking for the holidays! Even when it isn’t something special, I am always wearing an apron while I cook. Today on Happiest Camper, I’m going to show you How To Make A Women’s Apron With Pockets – Free Printable Pattern! This cute and simple apron has pockets so you can keep your phone close by for looking up recipes. You can also keep other small items like thermometers in them or just keep them free for your hands. This is a simple sewing project, so you can do it in about an hour or less depending on your skill level. This is a fun project to sew and it would make a nice gift. I plan on making a few of these and adding some personalization for that special touch. I used some plain white fabric for this apron, but you could use whatever color or print that you wanted. I had this leftover from another project so I decided to use it. I started using aprons in college and now I always use one when I am cooking. They protect my clothes from splatters and spills, plus I think it looks pretty cute too. If you are looking for something else to sew then checkout our Free Sewing Patterns for Women!

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You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. Like I mentioned above, I used white cotton for my fabric but you could use whatever you have laying around. Gather up your supplies or restock from the list below and let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Chest343638
Waist283032
Hip384042

This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’ 4”- 5” 5”. Wanting to sew this in a smaller size or a bigger size? Then check out our post on Pattern Grading. 

Printing Instructions

This women’s apron pattern has layers so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”. If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Pattern Pieces Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

Skirt – Cut  one front on the  fold

Skirt – Cut 2 back pieces

Bib – Cut 2 – 1 main, 1 lining

Waist Ties – Cut 2

Neck Ties – Cut 2

Pockets – Cut 4

Seam Allowance

Use a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed.

How To Make A Women’s Apron With Pockets – Free Printable Pattern

Start this how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern sewing tutorial by washing, drying, and pressing your fabric. This helps preshrink your fabric and prepares it for washing later so that your stitches don’t pull out or fray the first time you wash it. Plus, it helps make the fabric super soft, and pressing it makes it easier to get nice clean cuts. Once you have done this, use your pattern to cut out your fabric pieces according to the cut list above.

Fold the neckties in half right sides together along the long edges. Pin from one short edge and along the long edges. 

Now on this how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern sewing tutorial, head over to your sewing machine and sew the pinned edge, leaving the other short edge unsewn / opened. 

Trim the corners, and turn it right sides out. Press if desired.

Topstitch around to finish. Repeat these same steps for the other neck tie.

Next on this how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern sewing tutorial, lay the main bib right side facing up and pin the neckties ½” from the top edge. Raw edges should be aligned. Baste the ties in place.

Pin the bib lining on top of the main bib sandwiching the neckties.

Sew starting from one side up around the neck and down the other side. Do not sew the bottom. Clip the seams at the corners, turn right sides out. Press if desired. Topstitch.   

Pin one pocket piece at the notch marks on the front skirt and the back skirt pieces. Sew the pockets in place. 

Fold over the back skirt pieces so that they are right sides together on top of the front skirt piece. Align at the pockets.

Pin and sew from the waist to the hem, going around the pocket bag. Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch and finish the seams.

Now on this how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern sewing tutorial, we will work on the hem. To hem the skirt starting from the sides seam, double fold the raw edge by ½” and sew.

When you get to the end of the side seam, double fold the hem by half an inch and sew, making a square corner at the end of the skirt. Do the same to sew the other side seam.

At the top of the skirt, mark the center of the skirt with a pin or clip. Run a basting stitch in the waist of the skirt. 

Take one piece of your waistband/ties, fold it in half, and mark according to the size you are making. Pin the center mark of the waistband to the center of the skirt right sides together. Pin the end of the skirt to the mark made on the waistband. Gather the skirt to fit between the waistband. Head back over to the sewing machine and baste the waistband to the skirt. 

Now on this how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern sewing tutorial, take the other half of the waistband and pin the right side of the waistband to the wrong side of the skirt. Continue pinning along the entire length of the waist ties all the way around until you get to the skirt on the other side.  

Sew down the pinned area. Repeat for the other side of the waistband/ties. Trim or clip the corners of the waistband/ties. Turn right sides out. Press if desired. 

Now we will work on putting it all together. Find the center of the bib and mark. Find the center of the skirt and mark. 

Pin the bib to ONE layer of the waistband right sides together. Baste in place if desired. Fold the seam allowance of the other waistband piece wrong sides together and place the waistband on the bib, hiding all raw edges.  Continue pinning along the waistband until the entire opening is pinned closed. 

Sew through all layers and continue topstitching around the entire waistband, until you get back to where you started. 

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a women’s apron with pockets – free printable pattern! I hope you enjoyed this fun sewing tutorial.

Easy Sew Apron With Pockets

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How To Make A Women's Apron With Pockets - Free Printable Pattern

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Sew this adorable apron with pockets and keep your phone and other items close at hand while you cook.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $15.00

Instructions

  1. Print and assemble free pattern. Use it to cut out your fabric.
  2. Fold the neckties in half right sides together along the long edges. 
  3. Pin from one short edge and along the long edges. 
  4. Sew leaving the other short edge unsewn / opened. 
  5. Trim the corners, turn right sides out. Press if desired.
  6. Topstitch. Repeat for the other neck tie.
  7. Lay the main bib right side facing up and pin the neckties ½” from the top edge. Raw edges should be aligned. Baste the ties in place. Pin the bib lining on top of the main bib sandwiching the neckties.
  8. Sew starting from one side up around the neck and down the other side. Do not sew the bottom. 
  9. Clip the seams at the corners, turn right sides out. Press if desired. Topstitch.   
  10. Pin one pocket piece at the notch marks on the front skirt and the back skirt pieces. Sew the pockets in place. 
  11. Fold over the back skirt pieces so that they are right sides together on top of the front skirt piece. Align at the pockets.
  12. Pin and sew from the waist to the hem, going around the pocket bag. Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch and finish the seams.
  13. To hem the skirt starting from the sides seam, double fold the raw edge by ½” and sew. When you get to the end of the side seam, double fold the hem by half an inch and sew, making a square corner at the end of the skirt. Do the same to sew the other side seam.
  14. At the top of the skirt, mark the center of the skirt with a pin or clip.
  15. Run a basting stitch in the waist of the skirt. 
  16. Take one piece of your waistband/ties, fold it in half, and mark according to the size you are making.
  17. Pin the center mark of the waistband to the center of the skirt right sides together.
  18. Pin the end of the skirt to the mark made on the waistband.
  19. Gather the skirt to fit between the waistband.
  20. Baste the waistband to the skirt. 
  21. Take the other half of the waistband and pin the right side of the waistband to the wrong side of the skirt. Continue pinning along the entire length of the waist ties all the way around until you get to the skirt on the other side.  
  22. Sew. Repeat for the other side of the waistband/ties. 
  23. Trim or clip the corners of the waistband/ties. Turn right sides out. Press if desired. 
  24. Find the center of the bib and mark. Find the center of the skirt and mark. 
  25. Pin the bib to ONE layer of the waistband right sides together. Baste in place if desired.
  26. Fold the seam allowance of the other waistband piece wrong sides together and place the waistband on the bib, hiding all raw edges.  Continue pinning along the waistband until the entire opening is pinned closed. 
  27. Sew through all layers and continue topstitching around the entire waistband, until you get back to where you started. 
  28. Enjoy!

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