This pattern is so perfect for summer. With BBQ's and summer parties happening almost every weekend, having a cute new apron is exactly whats needed! Perfect for a hostess gift and even better if you're the hostess
This project can be completed in an afternoon and is the perfect canvas for exercising your creativity.
- Printer with Paper
- Scotch Tape
- Paper Scissors
- 1 yard of fabric (Recommended: Twill, Cotton, Denim, Canvas and Linen )
- Contrasting Fabric
- Coordinating Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Fabric Sheers
- Iron and Ironing Board
Printing and Assembling the PDF Pattern
First step is to print off your PDF Printable Pattern. Make sure that your printer is printing the Actual Size of the page rather than scaling it to fit. Print off your first page of the pattern and measure the 2x2 inch square to make sure that it is in fact the correct size!
When assembling PDF patterns I find it really helpful to trim off the bottom and the right side of each piece of paper. This makes taping the pages together much easier.
On each of your pattern pieces you will find a quarter circle with a number. These are guides to help you assemble the pattern. Match up with the corresponding numbered circle as well as the pattern piece lines. Tape in place. Try and be as accurate as you can!
Assemble the whole row of pages and secure with tape.
Once you have all your rows assembled it's easier to match up all the pattern lines and circle guides.
When you have all the pages taped together, cut out your pattern pieces. You should have four pieces in total.
Sewing Your Apron
Cut out your main apron piece along with the pattern straps and pocket from your fabric. You can choose to cut out your straps and pocket pieces from the same fabric or a contrasting colour. Make sure to transfer the drill holes from your pattern pieces to your fabric. You will need these when sewing your pocket.
Starting with the curved side edges turn 1/4" to the wrong side, turn 1/4" one more time. Since this is a curved hem, let your fabric stretch gently to lie smoothly. Pin as you work.
Stitch down using a regular stitch. Press your hem flat and repeat for the other side.
Repeat this step for all remaining raw edges: turn and press a 1/4" to the wrong side and then turn another 1/4", pin and stitch in place.
When you are finished you should have all your raw edges neatly hemmed and finished.
Turn your top edge of your pocket piece 1/4" and then another 1/4". Pin in place and stitch down. Press.
Turn and press 1/4" on all edges to the wrong side of your pocket piece. Match up all the corners of your pocket pieces with the drill holes on your main apron piece. Secure in place, stitching 1/8" away from the edges.
Stitch a second row 1/4" away from the edge. This adds further stability to your pocket as well as adding a decorative touch,
Fold your straps in half lengthwise and stitch sewing 1/4" away from the raw edge. Repeat for all four straps. Flip to the right side and press.
Topstitch sewing 1/8" away from the edges for a nice professional look!
To finish off the ends of your straps turn 1/4" twice and stitch in place. Only finish off one edge of each strap.
With the length of your strap laying towards your apron piece, pin the remaining raw edge to the side of your main apron piece. Pin and stitch in place. Repeat for each side.
Flip your strap to the outside of your apron and stitch a second row securing your waist strap.
Repeat these steps for your neck ties.
And with that your apron is finished! A fun afternoon project that is the perfect gift for family and friends! Don't be afraid to play around with prints and fun contrasting colours!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you use this pattern again and again!