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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. Roseanne Maglione says:

    I made the small size but need to make the tween size now. I did this before you posted the separate size pattern. Is there a pattern to cut out for the tween size or do I have to do the one with 3 and cut it out? Thanks
    Love how easy this was. not quite done yet.

  2. Hi Jamie! 🙂 I love easy and fun sewing projects like this! I’ve got a round-up post scheduled for today that links to your free apron pattern and tutorial.
    Thank you!

  3. Quick question… What width of bias tape did you make/use? I don’t see that specified. Thank you for a great tutorial.

  4. Hi what age is the model in the apron please? Am hoping to attempt an apron for my neice who will be six soon but I am completely backwards when it comes to sewing.

    1. She was about 5 or 6 here.

  5. Just made this for my niece! Worked out beautifully. I even ventured to make my own bias tape for the first time too! Thank you so much!

  6. Sounds like so much fun!

  7. One of Santa's elves (grandma) is going to make this for my little not-quite-three year old granddaughter for Christmas. She loves to help her mommy in the kitchen. This afternoon mommy, grandma (me) and Serenity were making noodles. She had flour all over herself so I told her to ask Santa for an apron. She wants an apron made from "Frozen" fabric – she's a huge van of Olaf! So granny will be making a run to the fabric store tomorrow or Friday!

  8. mammu 5913 says:

    Will this fit a 10 year old child, or should I make it bigger?

    1. You would probably want to make it a bit bigger. Move the pattern over about an inch from the fold of the fabric and add an inch to the top and an inch to the bottom. You will want to add a few inches to the ties as well.
      Good luck,

  9. Michele Reynolds says:

    I <3 your adorable apron!!! Pinned

  10. Attempting this now for my niece – wish me luck!

  11. Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style says:

    Cute, now you need to make yourself a matching one.


  12. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    That is adorable! Pinning!