Crafting and a good cup of tea go hand-in-hand, so it seemed only natural for Tick Tock to team up with Mollie Makes on a series of craft projects for you to try. So pop the kettle on, bake some gingerbread biscuits then let your creativity flow freely and sew something that makes you happy.
Serve up a plate of baked treats – along with a big pot of tea – while donning this jazzy apron. The New Craft House has given you this free apron sewing pattern so you can look cute in the kitchen. The pretty prints and pom pom trim will liven up kitchen time, and you can keep the shades as bright or as subtle as you want. This apron would also make a super sweet gift for the chef in your life, you could even make a mini version for tiny bakers!
Sewing newbies don’t worry you can still sew your own apron. We have a complete guide to sewing for beginners as well as a tutorial on how to use a sewing machine right here on Gathered. If using an apron sewing pattern still seems a little daunting to you then head over to our how to make an apron without a pattern project instead.
• Cotton webbing, 2.5m (2½yrd)
• Quilting cotton for the apron, 1m (1yrd)
• Quilting cotton for the pocket, 40cm (15¾”)
• Pom pom trim, 80cm (31½”) (if you’d rather make your own head to our how to make a pom pom tutorial)
• Pattern paper
Pom pom apron sewing pattern
You Will Need
- Sewing machine
- Pom pom trim
Start by making a pattern for your apron. Using your pattern paper and a pencil, mark out 15cm (6″) across the top then 81cm (317/8″) down and 31cm (12¼”) across the bottom. Draw up 51cm (201/8″) on the other side, then connect your top line and shorter side line by drawing a straight diagonal line between them both.
Pin the pattern onto your main fabric with the long centre line on the fold, making sure the grainline is running down the fabric. Cut out one piece. Cut out one 26 x 36cm (10¼ x 141/8″) rectangle from your chosen pocket fabric.
Fold in all edges by 1.5cm (5/8″), then 1.5cm (5/8″) again. Iron and pin down. Where two hems overlap, fold in the one on top to create a triangle. This will keep the edges looking neat and make sure they don’t peek over. Stitch around.
Fold over, iron and pin 1.5cm (5/8″) twice around all sides of your pocket rectangle. Stitch down along one long edge. This will be the top of your pocket.
Place your pocket in the centre of your apron with the bottom edge 15cm (6″) from the bottom of the apron. Pin in place, then topstitch around the bottom and two sides. Stitch one line up the centre of your pocket.
Cut one piece of webbing to 63cm (247/8″) for the neck. Fold over each end of the webbing by 1cm (3/8″), then again by 1.5cm (5/8″). Pin at each end of the neckline on the wrong side (WS), overlapping the edge by 1.5cm (5/8″). Stitch into place with two lines parallel to the top of the apron.
Cut two pieces of webbing to 90cm (35¼”) for the waist straps. On both pieces, fold over one end by 1cm (3/8″) then again by 1.5cm (5/8″), then stitch down with two parallel lines. Fold over both of the other ends of the webbing by 1cm (3/8″), then again by 1.5cm (5/8″). Pin one onto each side of the waist. They should overlap the edge by 1.5cm (5/8″). Stitch into place with two lines parallel to the side of the apron.
Pin your pom pom trim along the bottom of your apron. The tape should be on the back of the apron and the pom poms should dangle over the edge. At the two ends you may want to cut the tape a little longer to fold it underneath itself and keep the edges looking neat. Stitch in place. Give the garment a press, and you’re done.
Free apron sewing pattern complete! Wear yours around the kitchen and practice your baking skills. For more fun and easy sewing projects check out our top sewing kits for beginners. Oh and head to our round-up of the best sewing machines for beginners which reviews all the top machines sold online and in-store.
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