We have gotten tons of requests asking us to show how to make an apron and today we are going to do just that!
Sewing your own apron is fun because there are so many different styles to choose from. Styles can range from simple aprons to more complicated tailored looks.
The style I will be demonstrating in today’s tutorial is probably one of the easiest aprons to make. It is a half-apron style that is great to tie on when you are cooking up a quick meal or decide to bake some goodies.
Most importantly- it looks great! I also love the big pockets in the front, which makes this apron a perfect choice as a gardening or craft time apron.
The color you select is completely up to you. The length can also be alter to be longer, making it a suitable apron for both men and women.Let’s begin our easy apron tutorial!
- Linen – I used “Softened” heavy weight 100% linen 4C22 in Wildcherry.
You can also use medium weight IL019 but I prefer heavier linen for my aprons. Depending on the length of the apron, I recommend getting 1-2 yards of either fabric.
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine
Cut the larger piece of linen 33”x17.”Cut the smaller piece of linen for the pocket 20”x10.”
Hem the edges of the larger piece of linen. Fold one of the longer sides of your linen over a ½ inch fold and then again with a 1 inch fold. Seam this fold in place.
Fold and crease the other side, but don’t seam it just yet! We need to make the straps and insert the ends into the fold before we seam it.
To hem the shorter sides, just fold them over twice with a ½ fold and seam them in place.
For the straps you will tie around your waist, cut two 25 inch long strips of linen. Make these both three inches wide. Then fold and iron them in half lengthwise (like the one on the left).
Open the ironed center fold and fold the edges in a ½ inch on both sides (the long sides). Iron these folds and tuck them in so you can hem that side of your ties.
And you’re all done! Now all you need to do is start cooking your delicious meal (while looking amazing in your new apron)!
If you’d like to sew an apron like the one in this tutorial, order 1-2 yards of 100% linen 4C22 by clicking on the button below and selecting your color on the following page:
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