How to Make an Apron – a Sewing Project Roundup

14 July

This is part of the Sewing Project Roundup Series.  Check out the other posts!

How To Make an Apron - a Sewing Project Roundup via Angela Bowman at

Want to make an apron?  A retro, girly, or no-frills style?  Pleats, ruffles, ribbons, rick rack, embroidery, or patchwork details?  Reversible, lined, or un-lined?  New fabrics or recycled materials?  They’re all represented here!  None of these are half-aprons….they’re all full aprons to protect your tops from messes.

FREE projects:

Amy’s Apron by Esther at Wholly Kao

Josephine Apron by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Spice It Up Apron by Pat Bravo at Soulful Eyes

Retro Fun: Vintage Style Apron by Sew4Home

Button Top Apron by Sew4Home

Chef’s Apron by Spool

Heirloom Apron by Sew4Home

Fuschia Dot Apron by Amy Hearts It

Full Apron Tutorial by Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts

Adjustable Unisex Apron by the Purl bee

Vintage Modern: Pleated Apron by Sew4Home

Nae Nae Apron by Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional

Apron by Jill Flory at Sew a Fine Seam via Redoux

Simple Apron Tutorial by Skip to My Lou

Full Apron Tutorial: Fully Lined by Honeybear Lane

Practically Perfect-To-Me Apron Tutorial by Kalleen at At Second Street

Button Down Apron (from a men’s shirt) by Susan Wasinger, a free excerpt from her book Sewn by Hand

Garden/Chore Apron Tutorial (from a feed sack) by Lisa at Fresh Eggs Daily via Nutrena’s the Scoop from the Coop

Vintage Pillowcase Apron Tutorial by Holly at Holly Do via The Vintage Sheet Blog

Teacher’s Coverall Apron Tutorial by Chris at Pickup Some Creativity

The Jeni Reversible Apron by Shannon at luvinthemommyhood via Art Gallery Fabrics

Pinup Apron (from two napkins and a placemat) by Shannon Dennis at Craft Stylish

BBQ Apron by Sew4Home

Country Fresh Double Flounce Apron by Sew4Home

Daisy Dot Apron by Sew4Home

Happy Heart Apron by Sew4Home

The Hostess Apron by Sew4Home

French Country Apron by Sew4Home

Scandinavian Apron by Sew4Home

Barrister Apron by Megan Avery at Windham Fabrics

Fat Quarter Apron by Sew4Home


PAID projects:

Several full aprons by Natalie Mornu in her book A Is for Apron

Butcher’s Apron by Kaari Meng  – page 127 in her book French General: Home Sewn

Prettiest Apron by Jennifer Paganelli – page 122 in her book Happy Home

Reversible Apron by Lotta Jansdotter – page 44 in her book Simple Sewing


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