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Easy Child’s Apron Pattern and Tutorial

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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

Easy Child's Apron Pattern and Tutorial: Get the free pattern and tutorial to make this super easy child's apron. (perfect to use up fabric scraps)

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.

Easy Child's Apron Pattern and Tutorial

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)
  • Pattern
  • ruler/scissors/iron – basic sewing supplies


Step 1: Cut out Apron pieces and assemble apron.  (Be sure to save 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 the pattern on the fold, and cut out the 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.
Optional:  Adding bias tape to the apron pocket: (I left it off my apron, the pictures below are just demonstrating the steps.)
Cut a piece of bias tape the same length as the width of the pocket.  Open the bias tape and sandwich the top edge of the pocket between the bias tape and pin securely in place.  (I am using my new wonder clips instead of pins – love these things!)

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.

2nd option: Sew all the way down the first side and miter the corner. (You can see how I did these corners in this little video I made…)  Then continue across the bottom, miter the second corner and back up the opposite side.

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!

Easy Child's Apron Pattern and Tutorial

Easy Child's Apron Pattern and Tutorial

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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  1. Carol Stebner says:

    This is an adorable little apron, and your model is awfully cute, too!

  2. havingfunatchelleshouse says:

    Very cute!

    Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. Ana Lopes says:

    Too sweet! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. What a fabulous apron. You make it seem so easy, too….but I'm quite sure it would take me more than twice as long to figure it all out….Thanks for sharing!

  5. Tanya Anurag says:

    Nice.. and very pretty fabric!

  6. Linda Bouffard says:

    Sweet and pretty. Thanks for sharing this. Linda

  7. Loretta E. says:

    Adorable! And my daughter loves helping me in the kitchen lately, so this would be great. I have a feeling even an amateur like myself could manage this pattern!

  8. What a cute apron! I've made bias tape once and it didn't look nearly as nice as yours. Well done!

  9. I pinned this cute tute and it was repinned immediately ! Thanks for making it so easy to pin within whilst entering 🙂

  10. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says:

    Were you able to get it? You do have to be logged in to google to access the pattern.

  11. Way cute. My kids love aprons. Thanks for putting this together!

  12. Mamma Nene says:

    Really nice apron!


  13. Laurie@SimplyCreatingHome says:

    I love your little apron! So cute! I'll be pinning to my sewing board!