Learn How to Make an Apron — 9 Ideas

Posted by on May 28, 2013

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Aprons have seen a fashionable resurgence in the last few years, defining more than just waistlines but also personalities and style preferences. Whether you’re the practical cook, needing to take cover from your messy but tasty creations, or you’re the stylish cocktail party hostess, looking for a kitschy kitchen accessory, these aprons are not only stylish but also easy to make.

free apron pattern
Ruff Love

Tiered ruffles layer this waist apron and make a great excuse to use up coordinated scrap fabrics. This detailing can be added to any apron.
Morgan Moore shares this free apron sewing pattern.
free apron pattern
Life of the Party

Bold colors and a stylish contrast help this cocktail apron to go from the kitchen to the parlor. The free apron sewing pattern guides sewists through sewing a clean edge hem, snaps and also a clean edge band.
Learn how to make an apron at this CraftFoxes’ post.
free apron pattern
Gift of Fab

For the generous kitchen maker, this Mason jar craft helps wrap a handmade apron in simple but attractive packaging. Making your own labels to match the apron you’re gifting adds clever customization while a matching card could hold a favorite recipe or other kitchen craft.
Learn how to make an apron gift holder from My Own Labels.
free apron pattern
A Good Vintage

This vintage-inspired apron uses a sweet print and simple ruffles to add retro charm to any apron pattern. Free of complicated techniques like darts or fasteners, this free apron pattern is very suitable for beginners.
Make your own vintage-inspired apron with this how-to from CraftFoxes.
free apron pattern
Dressed to Impress

A dress or skirt creates an easy upcycle apron pattern suitable for young kids to sew themselves. Simply cut the garment from top to bottom and then attach ties to the waist (for the skirt). Use favorite but unwearable dresses or raid mom’s closet for a vintage look.
CraftFoxes shares this free apron sewing pattern.
free apron pattern
Garden Variety

Originally a tool belt for the garden, this unique apron has pockets for several outdoor essentials but can be easily altered to fit the kitchen. Imagine pockets specially stitched to fit a spatula or a recipe index card. Maybe a plastic liner could cover one pocket to protect cards from splatter.
Head to Garden Therapy for this free apron sewing pattern.
free apron pattern
True Dish

A dish towel serves as the foundation for this unique apron pattern for kids. To make a larger size, just choose two dish cloths, one horizontal at the bust and one vertical along the legs. Customize this look with an embroidered initial or even a drawing, made by your little one.
Make this apron with the free sewing pattern from CraftFoxes.
free apron pattern
Hot and Bothered

For easy oven removal, try this half apron; hot pads stitched to the sides make sure you'll never have to hunt for an oven mitt again. Created by CraftFoxes’ member Lindsay Conner, this free apron pattern also features a busy print fabric which will hide any stains or food remains.
Learn more about this unique pattern with this CraftFoxes’ post.
free apron pattern
Waist Not, Want Not

Learn how to make an apron with this free apron pattern, which features a half apron silhouette. The sewing pattern is easy and therefore appropriate for beginner sewists, though they should be somewhat familiar with a sewing machine.
Get this free apron sewing pattern from CraftFoxes.

Image credits (from top): Morgan Moore, Morgan Moore, "Oh Sew Easy," My Own Labels, "Sewing Made Simple," "DIY Kids," Garden Therapy, "DIY Kids," Lindsay Conner and "The Apron Book"

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