How to Make an Apron


Aprons are very handy to have in a lot of situations. When you’re sewing, it helps keep the clutter off your work table. In woodworking and home improvement, it keeps everything at hand. You don’t walk off and leave the tape measure or pencil and then find you need them. When cooking, they are great at keeping dinner off of you (my nickname is Spot, so trust me on this one).

The basic design of an apron is the same for every situation. The only thing that needs to change is the pockets and their arrangement. Aprons can be easily customized. If you want frilly, add a ruffle around the edge. If you need one for a child, just make it smaller. They also make excellent gifts because you can tailor them to the individual and their needs.

I created a pattern, instructions and video on how to make an apron. There are actually two videos, one that is brief and another that is extremely detailed. If you decide to make your own and run into problems, watch the extended version.

Apron Instructions

Apron Pattern Pocket 2

Apron Pattern Pocket 1

Apron Pattern Neck Strap

Apron Pattern Body

Video Short Version

Video Extended Version

2 responses...

Hi. I just finished making this apron and it’s really nice! Thank you for posting this pattern and the instructions, they were very helpful for me. The fabric I used wasn’t as heavy as denim so I needed to round off the corners of the plastic pieces as they were able to poke through the fabric when under stress, otherwise a great idea.
Thanks again!

You’re very welcome. I’m glad it came out as well as you had hoped. That’s a good point about the plastic, it would be way too sharp for thinner fabric.

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