Apron Tutorial

It’s a simple apron tutorial you can sew in an hour!

It really doesn’t take long and cooking can be fun…but cooking with little kids can be funner!

This apron is just the right size for the little helper in your kitchen.

Need it bigger? No problem, make a few adjustments to the fabric you are starting with.

  Simple apron tutorial.  This kid sized apron is perfect for your favorite little cook.  It features a pocket, neck strap and ties in the back. Can be adjusted for larger kids or even adults!

Simple Apron Tutorial- for kids!

materials needed:
2 half yard pieces of co-ordinating fabrics
2 big buttons
Cut:
1 square 16X16 inches. This is going to be the center of the apron.
2 strips: 1 is going to be 3 X 16 and the other is 3 X 18 1/2 inches.
1 big square 18 1/2 X 18 1/2 square for the back.
neck strap: 2 strips 1 and 1/2 inch X 18 long.
pocket: 2 6 inch squares. one front and one back fabric.
tie strips: 4 strips 3 X 18 inches
Step 1:
Sew the 3X16 inch strip to one side of the center square. Iron.
Sew the other 3 X 18 1/2 inch strip to the corner. The 2 strips will be touching at the end.
apron tutorial for little girls | patchwork posse
Step 2:
Cut 4 strips –3 X 18 (you could make this longer if you would like).
layer 2 of the strips right sides together. At the end of the strap fold over one corner to meet the side. Press this to get a crease line. Then sew down each side and at the end stitch on the pressed line. This will give you a cute pointed end on the strap.
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Trim the corner and extra fabric. Turn right sides out and press flat.
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 yay- cute straps!!!
Step 3: Pin straps to the top of the sewed on strip. I used 2 pins so they wouldn’t shift. Repeat for other strap.
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 Layer the big 18 1/2 Square back fabric right sides together with the front.
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Sew all the way around leaving a gap to turn. Make sure you don’t sew those strap ends into the edge!!
Trim the points, and turn it. Poke the points out and iron it. Make sure you iron the turning hole also. This will get sewn closed in the next step.
Step 4:
Sew all the way around the apron 1/8 of an inch from the edge. This will keep the apron straight when you wash it plus it will close the turning hole. If you would like you can do an second stitch 1/4 inch inside of that one for a double stitch. Cute.
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 Step 5:
Take the corner opposite of the pieced corner and fold it down 6 inches. Measure on the edge when turning. You will be folding the back of the apron to the front. Pin in place so it doesn’t move.
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Take one button and place in the corner. Then stitch in place.
Step 6:
The neck strap. Take your 2 strips for the neck- lay right sides together and sew around both edges and one end. Trim your corners and turn right sides out. Iron it flat. Tuck the one unfinished edge inside the strap and iron down. Then sew across the opening.
The strap ends are then pinned to the top of the apron, just below the flap. Sew a little rectangle to get that strength at the ends. Repeat for the other side, making sure you don’t twist it!
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Step 7:
Pocket. Layer the 2 squares right sides together. Sew all the way around leaving just a bit of space to turn it right sides out.
Trim the corners and turn it right sides out. Iron flat and stitch again all the way around 1/8″ for a nice finished edge.
Take one corner and pull the back to the front —just like the apron body—.
You may choose to match the apron body fabric or to make it the contrasting back.
Pin in place and pick a spot for the button.
Sew in place.
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Step 8:
Pin the pocket just above the bottom sash. Sew all the way around the pocket leaving just the top flap open for little hands to get in.
 apron tutorial for little girls | patchwork posse
 
You are finished. Wasn’t that easy? Little fabric, little effort….big reward!!
Wrap it with some little cooking goodies and there ya go.
If you end up making one please share some pics!!
edit: i didn’t mention the size. this is for a 4-7 year old. My youngest was the model…. no pics. You could easily start the center at a larger size and then follow the instructions for the construction.
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  1. Rachel@oneprettything.com

    14 December

    Oh that IS easy, I love it! I’ll be linking.

  2. Heather

    28 December

    Thank you for such a fabulous pattern!!! My son just loves the apron I made him…we bake all the time and he has been asking for one!!!

    Heather

  3. Sally Jo

    27 May

    I love this pattern and decided to make bibs from it. I start with a 12″x12″ piece and the trim is about 2.5″. The straps are 21″ long. For the neck strap, I start with a 21″x2.5″ piece and sew it in a tube. After turning pressing it, I insert a 14″ piece of elastic and sew across the ends of the strap so the elastic is attached. I then attach the neck band to the apron similarly to how you did. This is an awesome neckstrap because it stretches to fit over the head, but also fits when it is on. Everyone loves my “cover all bibs.”
    Sally (also lds) from Kennewick, Wa

  4. Whosies

    27 May

    sally i love that comment and change to make it just a bit smaller and bib!! perfect stretchy neck too. i will have to give that a try when i need one. thanks for sharing.

  5. Evie

    16 February

    Great tutorial!! I made one in a little over an hour tonight!! So cute…thanks for posting.

  6. posse boss

    16 February

    it does make up totally quick and cute doesn’t it! love that.

  7. Debbie Stuttgen

    18 April

    What size do you think an adult pattern would start with?

  8. posse boss

    18 April

    you can kind of audition it– hold a piece on point around 1 yard. i think that might be close. remember that the ties can help it meet in the back-

  9. Carla

    21 December

    I made this apron for my grandson. I used denim and Disney Cars fabric. It is adorable and he loves it. The pattern and tutorial are perfect.

  10. whosies

    21 December

    carla that sounds adorable! you should send me a photo 🙂

  11. kate

    11 August

    What size should the front square be, for an adult size?

  12. Karen Christanell

    24 August

    THANK YOU for this tutorial! I bought a Simplicity pattern for an apron that is WAY too labor intensive to try again. I think this apron is so striking and would make wonderful gifts for friends. Like Kate, I am not sure how much fabric I would need for an adult size. I’m terrible with math…does anyone have any suggestions for how much I would need. I hate to try this and realize it wouldn’t be big enough.

  13. karen

    7 September

    I don’t sew very much, but I WAS able to make 3 of the 4-corner aprons using your wonderful tutorial. YIPPEE SKIPPY for me! Thanks so much for sharing. It makes such a stylish apron, and the friends who recieved the ones I ‘ve made were very impressed! ;-D

  14. Becky

    7 September

    Karen that is wonderful! glad it was a good one and that you made so many- lucky recipients. 🙂

  15. sharon gates

    17 May

    I just made this for my grandson using fabric printed with all types of sporting balls …would love to show u a picture of it

  16. Cheryl

    16 December

    I got this same pattern from craft warehouse a few years back and made a couple. They are quick and easy and so darn cute. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Ofeli vidal

    24 April

    Hola como estas, ese delantal es hermoso y las niñas les va encantar. Lo malo que yo veo es que no entendi las medidas, eso de pieza, plaza o pulgadas. Hubiera sido mas facil en centimetros, que es mas estandar. Muchas gracias, con amor. Ofelia vidal.

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