This adorably easy, free apron pattern, is available for download in 3 sizes (toddler, tween, and adult).
The free Apron Pattern is perfect for all your summer baking plans. Be sure to download your copy today and get sewing!
FREE APRON PATTERN:
Sometimes working from home can be a lonely job! I spend most of my days sitting behind the computer with no one but the cat to talk to until the kids come home. I’m in several Facebook groups and do a lot of work-related socializing online, but it’s not quite the same as working in an office. So whenever I have a chance to get out and meet up with like-minded people I go for it!
A month or so ago I had the opportunity to attend a Blogger meet up in Salt Lake City. Being from Texas, it’s always amazing to visit a place with snow and mountains! And while I was at the event, I had so much fun chatting with friends, eating all the yummy and treats seeing the local sights. As a bonus, I even learned a few new things about social media and website maintenance. But best of all, I was able to make new connections with other like-minded women.
One of the bloggers I had a chance to meet was Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter. We were discussing fabric, and I was oohing and aahing over her latest fabric line, Sunny Side Ave. I just love the sweet designs and primary colors of the fabric line- so perfect for summer quilts, dresses, and other fun projects! I swear, I wasn’t hinting at all for free fabric, lol, but she kindly offered to send me a few samples from the line for me to sew with.
I’ve been out of the sewing room for too long… Today I spent the day cleaning my office/sewing space and now can’t wait to get started on my next project using this sweet and summery fabric line called Sunnyside Ave. designed by Amy Smart (@diaryofaquilter ) for Riley Blake! #sewing #fabric #rileyblake #isew #sewingblogger #sewingproject #isew #sewersgonnasew
Once they came in the mail, I knew the fabric would be perfect to use in a new apron. I have a half apron now, but I rarely use it since it doesn’t protect my tops from stovetop splatters. I made a toddler/child size apron pattern about 5 years ago, and it’s been on my list of things to do since then to make an adult sized version for myself.
Yes, I said 5 years on my to-do list… I am a self-admitted queen of procrastination!
But look how cute it turned out!!!
Free ladies apron pattern.
And since I was already at it, I graded the pattern for an in-between “tween” size: It fits my lil tween perfectly! (The tween size will fit a girl’s size 8 to 14 – after that, you will want to size up to the adult size. )
Just imagine all the fun summertime baking you and your mini-me can do in your matching aprons! I love it!
Free tween apron pattern:
The toddler version (modeled here) looks so tiny compared to the other two, but it will fit about a size 2 to size 7 child.
I love how the aprons turned out. They are super easy to make, basically two little pieces of fabric wrapped in bias tape. You can use store-bought tape, which will make the project even easier and will shave off a significant amount of time. But if you have a special fabric, you may want to add that custom touch by making your own bias tape. (Which is what I did.)
I used my Simplicity Bias Tape Maker maker to help me iron the bias tape. I am so glad I bought this bias tape maker when I did because the machine is now discontinued! Why in the world simplicity decided to discontinue it is beyond me! It really is so handy. How many of you have one of these little machines?
Anyway, it’s been a while since I made bias tape and I probably should have reviewed my instructions before jumping in, because I inadvertently cut some of the tape not on the bias. It’s not that big of a deal since its fine for the top, bottom, and sides to not be on the bias, but I do recommend at least using bias tape on the curved sections. I was out of the green plaid fabric, so I went ahead and used the wrongly cut tape on the smallest size, and you can see in the photo below, the curved section does not lie as nicely as the bias tape cut on the bias.
It’s not in the pattern, but I think a cute option would be to curve the bottom edges and add a coordinating ruffle all the way around the bottom and sides of the apron. If I ever make another one, I might have to try it.
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