Hi! Allegra here! I have an easy half apron tutorial for you today! The back story is that we have always had this nice old checkered half apron that we wear when we are cooking or playing dress up, or pioneers or suchlike. I have always worn this apron, and lately I decided to make a semi-matching one for Aria. So, using some simple measurements, I created this easy half apron tutorial (WITH PICTURES, YAY) for you.
What you will need:
A piece of fabric 36 inches wide by 29 inches long for the apron.
A piece of fabric 67 inches long by 2 inches wide. (If you want a wider waistband, then make the width be 4 inches)
Note: The small square piece of fabric was for a pocket which I decided not to add.
Note: I used pretty quilting cotton from our stash. I’m sure cotton works best here.
Step 2: Around the bottom and two of the sides of the apron piece, iron over ¼ or ½ inch, depending on what size hem you want. Note: Usually, I iron down ¼ inch, and then fold it over the second time as I’m sewing. If you want to iron it over twice, though, by all means go for it!
Step 3: Sew down what you ironed. Across the unfinished top, sew a basting or gather stitch, and gather until its 18 inches across.
Step 4: Take the 67 by 2 piece and iron over ¼ inch or smaller all the way around.
Step 5: Pin the apron front piece into the waistband piece so that the gathering is encapsulated in the waistband, and then sew it down.
Step 6: If you would like, sew trimming onto the bottom. I sewed some simple eyelet lace onto the back of the bottom hem.
Aria modeled her new apron, I think she likes it!
Well, hope you like this half apron tutorial! Let us know what you make!
2 thoughts on “Half Apron Tutorial”
Wonderful job! Your apron turned out great and your tutorial is fantastic! ❤
Lovely! Will have to give it a try.