How to make an apron without a patternSee more from Simply Sewing magazine
Gift the star baker in your life Jennie Jones' contrast trim half apron project (and hopefully they'll repay you in cake). Follow our easy steps for how to make an apron without a pattern needed.
How to make the apron skirt
Turn the short edges of the main fabric under by 5mm (1⁄4in) then 5mm (1⁄4in) again and press. Stitch into place to hem.
Fold it in half widthways to find the centre and then fold again to find the quarters and mark these points.
Make a box pleat 1cm (3⁄8in) wide at the quarter points. Pin, press and sew.
Pin the skirt trim to the bottom of the main piece, right sides (RS) together.
Sew into place. Press the seams open then downwards towards the trim.
Assembling the skirt trim
Fold the bottom raw edge of the skirt trim under by 1cm (3⁄8in), press then pin.
Fold this RS together so that the turned-under edge meets the stitched seam of the main fabric and press.
Sew the folded strip together along the side edges of the strip.
Trim the seams then turn RS out.
Topstitch the top edge of the strip into place.
Making the waistband and ties
Place two of the strips RS facing at right angles and draw a line diagonally across them, then stitch along this line.
Trim the seam and press it open.
Repeat this to join all five strips together to make one long strip.
Fold the long strip in half lengthways with RS facing and press.
Stitch together along the short edges and long raw edge, but leaving the central strip unstitched.
Turn RS out then turn the edges of the central strip under 1cm (3⁄8in) to the WS.
Attaching the skirt
Tuck the top raw edge of the apron skirt inside the central waistband section and pin into place.
Topstitch along the bottom edge of the tie and waistband, stitching across the pinned central section to hold the apron skirt into place and to decorate.