A few years ago I was on an apron making kick! I stitched up aprons to give as gifts to most of my friends and family. Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of making another batch of aprons. I’ve been searching for Apron sewing patterns and thought I’d share with you what I’ve found.
Most of these apron sewing patterns and tutorials are free. Some may have a small fee but I don’t mind supporting another Maker and figured you would not either.
I’ve broken down the list into Apron Sewing Patterns for Kids and Apron sewing patterns for Adults. Most of the kids sewing patterns are for small children, if you’re looking to make an apron for an older kid or tween, I recommend the adult apron sewing patterns.
Tips for Making Aprons
Before we get to the list of patterns I thought I’d share a few apron sewing tips and tricks with you.
ONE: Use good quality fabric.
Aprons are meant to be used and will most likely be washed multiple times. Choose good quality fabric when you’re making your aprons. I recommend high thread count cotton and cotton blends. Most fabrics you buy at quilt shops make great aprons.
Two: Consider Sewing with Laminated Fabrics.
Most of the apron tutorials on this list can be made from laminated (or coated cotton). The construction steps are mostly the same with a few exceptions. If you’ve never sewn with laminated fabrics before, check out this post with Tips and Tricks for sewing with laminated fabrics.
Three: Use a bias tape maker.
Many apron sewing patterns feature the use of bias to finish the edges. If you’ve never made bias tape before, save yourself some time (and headaches) and invest in a bias tape maker kit. This is the one I have and love it.