DIY Adjustable Apron

Most apron tutorials I see online are for aprons with lots of frills and ruffles. But I’m messy, so I’m not really a frills and ruffles kind of person. I literally always spill food on myself every time I eat, so you can imagine how my kitchen and myself get when I’m cooking or baking. Another reason I love this apron is that it’s adjustable.

If you want to make one for yourself, you’ll need 1 1/4 yards of fabric for the apron, 1/2 yard of fabric for the pocket and the strap, a sewing machine, scissors, measuring tape and some sewing pins. I also used a rotary cutter and a cutting mat, but those are optional.

Cut your fabric 39″ x 26″ and fold where it’s 39″ x 13″.

Now you’re going to cut your fabric at an angle, with 6.5″ at its most narrow and 20″ at its most wide. You’ll also want a 2″ straight line down from the top. It sounds a little confusing, so follow the lines and measurements below:

Open up the fold and hem the sides, the top and the bottom by folding over the edges twice, pinning and sewing. Leave the angled sides be.

Now we’re going to start on the pocket. Cut a 12″ x 8″ rectangle.

Fold over one of the 12″ sides twice, pin and sew.

Fold over the other three sides and pin to the middle of the apron. Use an iron to hold the folds if needed.

If you want multiple pockets, pin straight lines where you want the pockets to be and sew.

Now lie your apron on a flat space, right side down. Fold the angled edges over half an inch and then an inch and a quarter. Pin and sew.

Now cut a long 90″ x 2 1/2″ piece of fabric. But if you can’t do that, attach several smaller pieces together by sewing them, like I did.

Fold the long strip in half and sew, leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance. I also cut the seam allowance afterward with a pair of pinking shears.

Using a pointy stick, knitting needle or a safety pin, turn the tube inside out.

Feed the strip of fabric through the tube you had created when you sewed the angled side down. Make sure the strip is even on both sides.

You could also use some kind of 1″ webbing if you had some, but since I already had this white fabric, I wasn’t going to buy anything that wasn’t needed.
Isn’t the apron super cute? I love it!

Happy sewing!

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