How To Sew An Apron With Free Printable Apron Pattern

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At HappiestCamper, we love bringing you projects to make your home and life better and brighter. Today, we’re going to show you how to sew an apron with free printable apron pattern. If you’re a fan of cooking or are looking for an amazing gift idea for your family and friends, this simple DIY apron sewing project is the perfect way to make that happen and to also protect your clothing in the kitchen. What I love about this simple apron pattern is that it’s a really easy project that a beginner sewer can do. And let’s be honest – we’re all a bit messy in the kitchen, right? It never fails that when I don’t wear an apron, it’s when I just so happen to make my biggest mess!

How To Sew An Apron With Free Printable Apron Pattern

Thankfully, this printable apron pattern makes all of that change. You can easily create an apron for yourself or a friend in a very short amount of time. I love these printable patterns because they take the guesswork out of cutting shapes in the fabric as well as help with sizing the project. If you need help reading a pattern, check out our How To Use A Sewing Pattern post. Let’s get started!

Supplies For How To Sew An Apron With Printable Apron Pattern

supplies needed to sew apron

Printing Your Pattern & Cutting Your Fabric:

folding the printable apron pattern
  • Print your pattern and arrange the pages according to the corresponding letters and arrows. Tape the pages together. Cut the pattern out along the bold black lines.
  • Fold your front fabric, right sides together, with the selvedge ends together. Place your pattern on the fold (as directed by the arrows), pin in place and cut. Repeat with the back fabric. Using your pocket pattern, place two pieces of fabric with right sides together, pin in place and cut. Using a fabric marker or chalk pencil, mark your vertical line down the middle.
  • Cut 2 strips of your back fabric 56”x5.5” and 2 pieces 28”x4”

How to Sew an Apron with Free Printable Apron Pattern

clipping the edges of the fabric

Once you have used the free pattern to cut out the fabric for your apron, we can start sewing it together. With right sides together, make sure your corners are matched up nice and even, and pin or clip the pocket pieces together. 

sewing the clipped edges

Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew all the way around the apron pocket, leaving a 3-4” opening for turning. This apron pocket is an easy sew addition to your apron and will come in very handy.

turning the fabric inside out

Next on this how to sew an apron with free printable pattern sewing tutorial, turn the pocket right side out, Use a warm iron to press it nice and flat. This will make it easier to sew to your apron.

sewing the other fabric piece

Find your placement for the pocket on the front apron piece of fabric and pin in place. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the pocket to the apron along the sides and bottom, leaving the top open. Anytime you are sewing during this how to sew an apron with free printable pattern sewing tutorial, make sure to backstitch your beginning and ending stitch to add durability. Using a warm iron, press open your seams.

adding a seam in the fabric

Next, sew a straight line down the vertical line you marked on the pocket when you were cutting out the pattern. Now lets make the straps for our apron!

sewing the edges of the fabric to fold

To make the straps for the apron, take one piece of the fabric you cut for your ties. Fold each side of over 1/4” lengthwise. Using a warm iron, press all the way down the side. Repeat on the other side. Do this on the other 3 pieces of the fabric for the ties. Next, fold each of the ends and press with the warm iron. Lastly, fold the four pieces of fabric in half and press with the warm iron. We are about halfway through this how to sew an apron with free printable pattern sewing tutorial!

using the sewing machine to sew edges

Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew along the open side of each of the ties for your apron and then top stitch along the other side. Do this on all four of the ties.

pinning the ties for the apron with free printable pattern

You will be referencing the apron pattern here, so make sure to have it handy. O attach the straps to your apron, take the back piece of your apron and place it right side up. Find your placement for the shorter ties, (as indicated on the pattern) which will go at the top of the apron. Move to the placement for the larger ties, (as indicated on the pattern) which will go at the hips. Place the front apron piece on top of the back piece, right sides facing together, and pin or clip them together.

Sewing round edges of apron with printable pattern

Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew all the way around, securing the front and back fabric pieces together. Be sure to leave a 3-4” opening for turning. You are almost done with this how to sew an apron with free printable pattern sewing tutorial!

turning apron with printable pattern

Turn right side out and using a warm iron, press flat. You might need to use a pencil or turning tool to push out the corners.

sewing apron together with printable pattern

Finally, using a ¼” seam allowance, topstitch around the apron and you’re done! Now you know how to sew an apron with this free printable pattern!

How to Sew an Apron with Free Printable Pattern

Now you know how to sew an apron with printable pattern! In no time at all, you’ll have an awesome homemade apron that you can proudly wear anytime you’re cooking in the kitchen. Or, if you’re not a fan of cooking, this is a super simple way to make a homemade gift that might actually get used! Have fun with this printable apron pattern and change up the fabrics for the holidays as well. You can make this as festive, or as plain as you want it to be!

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How to Sew an Apron with Free Printable Apron Pattern

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Learn How to Sew an Apron with Free Printable Apron Pattern! This super cute project is fun and easy to make thanks to the free printable apron pattern. Pick out some fun coordinating fabrics and make your own!

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $15.00

Tools

Instructions

  1. Print your pattern and put it together.
  2. Measure and cut out the apron fabric according to the pattern.
  3. Using your pocket pattern, place two pieces of fabric with right sides together, pin in place and cut.
  4. Using a fabric marker or chalk pencil, mark your vertical line down the middle.
  5. Cut 2 strips of your back fabric 56”x5.5” and 2 pieces 28”x4” for the straps.
  6. To make the pocket, put the pocket fabric right sides together, make sure your corners are matched up nice and even, and pin or clip the pocket pieces together.
  7. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, all the way around, leaving a 3-4” opening for turning. Turn right side out and using a warm iron, press.
  8. Find your placement for the pocket on the front apron piece of fabric and pin in place.
  9. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew along the sides and bottom, leaving the top open.
  10. Using a warm iron, press open your seams. Sew a straight line down the vertical line you marked.
  11. To make the apron ties, take one piece of the fabric you cut for your ties. Fold each side of over 1/4” lengthwise. Using a warm iron, press all the way down the side.
  12. Repeat on the other side. Do this on the other 3 pieces of the fabric for the ties.
  13. Next, fold each of the ends and press with the warm iron. Lastly, fold the four pieces of fabric in half and press with the warm iron.
  14. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew along the open side of each of the ties and then top stitch along the other side. Do this on all four of the ties.
  15. To piece the apron together, take the back piece of your apron and place it right side up.
  16. Find your placement for the shorter ties, (as indicated on the pattern) which will go at the top of the apron. Move to the placement for the larger ties, (as indicated on the pattern) which will go at the hips.
  17. Place the front apron piece on top of the back piece, right sides facing together, and pin or clip them together.
  18. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, all the way around, leaving a 3-4” opening for turning.
  19. Turn right side out and using a warm iron, press.
  20. Using a ¼” seam allowance, topstitch around the apron.
  21. Enjoy your new apron!

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