Free Sewing Craft Patterns - Simple Waist Apron

free apron pattern - waist apron

Material List For Free Apron Pattern "Simple Waist Apron"

  • 1 Yard of 45 inch wide cotton fabric that you love !! Optional for tie: 2 yards of 2.5 inch grosgrain ribbon
  • A 10 inch piece of medium wide rick rack or other trim.

Sewing Instructions for Free Apron Pattern " Simple Waist Apron"

Apron Body: Cut one piece of fabric 36 inches wide x 22.5 inches long.

Ties: Cut 4 pieces of your fabric- 3 inches wide x 36 inches long. disregard in you purchased ribbon for your tie.

Pocket: Cut 1- 10 inch x 10 inch square

Apron Body: turn top down 1/4 of a inch to the inside,press, turn again and sew down close to the pressed edge.

Do the same for the hem, then to both sides of the apron body.You now have your apron body completed.

Tie: Do this if you are using the fabric for your tie.

Take 2 of the cut out tie pieces and with right sides together sew the 3 inch width, use a 3/8 inch seam. Do this to both. You will now have 2- 72 inch long ties.(approx)

Ties continued: On each tie press the long edges under 1/4 of an inch to the inside. Press the short ends under the same 1/4 inch and also to the inside.

Now place the tie lengths wrong sides together, pin and sew close to the edge the entire length as well as the ends. Make adjustments here so the ties are laying neatly on each other before you start to sew.

Pocket: Turn down top edge of pocket to the inside and press, turn again and press down well. Lay the trim at top of this edge, pin if you need to or gently and slowly sew through the trim and the pressed down seam.

Pocket continued: at pocket sides turn to the inside 1/4 inch, press well, now bring the bottom hem of the pocket up and to the inside, press well again.

Pocket placement: place your pocket either to the left or right side of you apron body. Pin in place. To check yourself and to make sure it's level. Measure from the top, bottom and sides adjusting as you need to. When it is perfectly in place, sew along the 2 sides and the bottom - Don't Sew Your Top Closed. : (

Apron Body Top Edge: Run a gather stitch by hand. Draw the gathering stitch until you apron is 17-20 inches wide.

  1. Fold your Apron Body in half to locate the center, mark.
  2. Fold your tie or ribbon in half to locate center.
  3. Place the center of the tie at the center apron body marking-remember this is your tie so keep this at the very top edge of the body piece.
  4. Looking at the inside of your apron, smooth the gathers down so that it will be as smooth as possible after you are done attaching the tie or ribbon.
  5. Get it all smoothed out at the inside, check your measurement many times to make sure you are maintaining the 17-20 inches, also make sure that you will have the same length of ties on both ends by checking the center of your tie.
  6. Pin tie in place and slowly sew on both the top edge and the lower edge.

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