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Save this pattern for later by pinning here
Products used and Recommended:
- My favorite fabric shop for knits: Funkalicious Fabrics and Girl Charlee. My favorite shop for cottons and other fabrics: Fabric.com.
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist, my coverstitch: Janome Cover Pro 1000cpx
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start off with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
- Ball point needles
- Ball Point double needle
- Walking foot
Apron Pattern Sewing Instructions:
(Go to page 1 for more pattern details and photos.)
- Child/toddler: Fits children about size 2 to 7
- Tween: Fits kids about size 8 to 14
- Adult: Older kids size 16 through adult XL
- Child/toddler: 17.25
- Tween: 22 inches
- Adult: 27.5 inches
Amount of fabric needed: (Estimates based on 4o inches of useable fabric)
- Apron body and pocket: 3/4 yards
- Bias tape: 1/4 yard
- Apron body and pocket: 3/4 yards
- Bias tape: 3/8 yard
- Apron body and pocket: 1 1/8 yards
- Bias tape: 1/2 yard
- Enter your name and email to download the pattern. Save it to your PC, open the pdf document in adobe acrobat. Don’t print from Google’s online pdf reader; the pattern will not print properly. (It will sometimes cause the pattern to print too small.)
- There is also a new option to print only the size needed.
Full pattern layout:
Apron SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:
- Pattern (download link found on page 2.)
- Recommended fabric: quilting cotton
- spray starch/iron
- basic sewing supplies
Step 1: Print pattern, tape together and cut out the size needed.
Once you have downloaded the pattern to your desktop and opened it in the free Adobe Reader program, there’s a new printing option for you. You can now print only the size needed. (this pattern only, I’ll slowly go back and start updating the older patterns.) This function is super handy and makes it much less confusing when cutting the pattern, plus I love that it enables me to print in black and white. (that color ink can be pricey!)
Step 2: Cut pattern pieces from fabric
Cut 1 apron piece and 1 pocket piece. Gather/create the amount of Bias tape listed below.
Amount of bias tape needed:
- Adult: 230 inches
- Tween: 212 inches
- Toddler/child: 154 inches
Step 3: Assembling the Apron.
Measure along the top of the pocket piece and cut the appropriate length of bias tape. “Sandwich” the top of the pocket with the bias tape and sew along the bottom of the bias tape. Take care that you catch the edges of the bias tape with your stitches on both sides of the pocket.
Line the pocket piece up with the bottom of the apron and bast around the sides and bottom.
Next, to create pockets, measure the bottom of the apron and divide into thirds. Sew a straight stitch along the dividing lines.
Sandwich the bias tape around the sides and bottom of the apron. Sew along the bias tape, taking care to catch the tape on both sides with your sewing needle. If you need a visual on how to sew around the corners, I have a little “cheater” mitered corner video tutorial here.
Next cut a piece of the bias tape and repeat for the top of the apron.
Step 4: Adding the ties.
Cut 2 pieces of bias tape to the lengths below:
- Toddler: 44
- Tween: 66
- Adult: 70
Measure down from one end of your bias tape the number of inches specified below and mark that spot.
- Toddler: 15.75
- Tween: 21
- Adult: 22
Staring at the marked spot, sandwich the bias tape, along the curved edge. Pin the bias tape in place.
Finish both ends of the bias tape by folding in and securing with a pin.
Sew from one end of the bias tape to the other end. Repeat on the second side and you are done!
If you end up sewing one of these, be sure to come back and share a photo to my facebook page or tag me on Instagram (@scatteredmom) and use the hashtag, #scatteredmompatterns!