Easy Child’s Apron Pattern and Tutorial. (Looking for a tween or adult size version of this pattern? This pattern has been updated to include 3 sizes here: Free Apron Pattern.
Child’s Apron Pattern
I used some of my Christmas money to buy a Simplicity Bias tape maker a couple of months ago and have been wanting to share a project that featured bias tape. This super easy Apron Pattern for kids is perfect since it uses about 180 inches of bias tape. (I have also included a printable pattern to make it even easier for you!)
This apron really is easy to make and is a project that’s perfect for using up fat quarters or larger fabric scraps, plus it only takes about 30 minutes to whip up. (Not including the time to make the bias tape, but you can always use pre-made tape from your local fabric store.)
*update 6/13/18 – This pattern now comes in an adult and tween size!! Get the new patterns here: Easy Apron Patterns.
Who is ready to bake make an apron?
Super Easy Child’s Apron w/ Free Pattern
Materials needed to make the Apron:
- 1/2 yard fabric or 2 fat quarters (I used 1 fat quarter and pieced together the pocket with the scraps.)
- 180+inches of bias tape (I used this method and got over 190 inches from a fat quarter)
- ruler/scissors/iron – basic sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut out Apron pieces and assemble apron. (Be sure to download the pattern to your pc and print from there. If you print directly from Google docs, it will skew the pattern dimensions). Cut out and tape together the pattern. Fold the fabric in half, place pattern on fold and cut out main piece.
Cut out a 2nd piece of fabric that is 6 7/8 inches tall by 14 inches wide. (Depending on how you cut out the pattern, you may need to trim the width of the pocket piece a tiny bit to match up to the width of the apron. Mine actually measures 13 7/8, but it is better to cut it slightly larger and trim down…)
|I just couldn’t decide on a contrasting fabric for the pocket, so I pieced together the fat quarter scraps. You can see where I pieced them together.|
Sew right along the edge of the bias tape:
Next, line up the pocket on top of the apron and sew along the pocket/apron edges and up the middle of the pocket as indicated in the picture below.
Step 2: Adding the bias tape around the rest of the apron: Cut a piece of bias tape for the top of the apron. Sandwich the top of the apron in the bias tape, pin in place and sew along the edge…
Next, apply the bias tape around the bottom half of the apron as shown in the photo below.
You have two options when you get to the first bottom corner of the apron. 1st option: You can cut the bias tape and apply it in three pieces. (If you do this, add the bias tape to the sides first and bottom last. When you add the bottom piece, just fold the edges of the bias tap in as shown below to keep the apron edge finish pretty.
Cut two pieces of bias tape 40 inches long. (You can do less than this if you need too, but it will affect how much “bow” you can tie at the top and back.) Center the bias tape on the curve of the apron so you have an equal amount of tie at the top and bottom of the apron. Pin in place.
Staring at one end of the bias tape tie, fold in the edge as shown and sew across this folded edge and all the way to the opposite end of the tie.
Repeat on the other tie and you are done! Now you are all ready to cook something!
Have fun! If you make an apron, be sure to come back and share your photo on my facebook page, tag me on instagram or link in the comments…
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.