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DIY Children’s Apron – Free Pattern!

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Create the cutest DIY Children’s Apron with this free printable pattern. This is a quick sewing project that makes a great gift! The best part – the apron is reversible! 

Good morning! Today I am sharing how to make a fun DIY Children’s Apron. They were very easy to make and I love that they are reversible. You can download the free pattern below and create your own. I found the cutest food-themed fabrics at my local quilting store and found coordinating fabrics at Joann’s. 

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The veggie fabric is Garden Vegetables by David Walker for Free Spirit. 

The aprons turned out so cute!

I’ve made these aprons several times for my own kids, nieces and nephews and as gifts. They are perfect paired with a children’s cookbook! You can check out my Christmas Children’s Aprons and my Star Wars Children’s Apron – they both follow this same tutorial. These aprons are so customizable depending on what fabric you choose to use.

DIY Children’s Apron

Supplies Needed:

  • Free printable pattern – Link located at the end of this post
  • Fabric for Side One: 1/2 yard (a little over a 1/2 yard depending on the fabric’s pattern)
  • Fabric for Side Two: 1/2  yard (a little over a 1/2 yard depending on the fabric’s pattern)
    • Finished apron measures about 18.5″ x 12.5″. I needed more than 1/2″ because of the pattern and shrinking when pre-washed
  • 2 packages of bias tape (extra wide double fold) in a coordinating color
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing notions: pins, scissors, ruler

**UPDATE: This pattern is best for little kids around 3-6 years old and may be too small for bigger kids. You can alter the apron pattern to make it larger: To make it wider cut it vertically down the center and add a few inches. To make it longer: cut it horizontally, above the bottom curved edges, and add a few inches. I’m working on adding a bigger kid pattern early 2021. 

Step by Step Sewing Tutorial

Step One: Use the free printable pattern and cut out the fabric.

Grab the free printable pattern at the end of this post and cut two apron pieces. The apron is reversible so choose two fun, coordinating fabrics.

Step Two: Quilt the two layers of fabric.

I quilted the two layers of fabric together with vertical lines spaced 1″ apart. The quilting will help keep the apron looking nice after being washed. I lightly drew stitching lines with pencil on the back side of the apron. I used a thread color that would blend in and started with the center line and worked my way out smoothing the fabric as I went. Press apron.

Step Three: Add the bias binding.

After the apron is quilted, the last step is adding the bias binding. I started with the lower half of the apron and the top edge. I sandwiched the two layers of the apron in-between the bias tape and pinned it in place. You can use your iron to help shape the bias tape into a curve when rounding the bottom corners of the apron. Stitch with matching thread.

The next piece of bias tape I attached was 85″ long. Pin the bias tape, as shown in the picture below, so 19″ is left for the neck hole. It helped to find the halfway point of my 85″ long piece and then start pinning the bias tape to the top of the apron 9.5″ from that halfway point.

The apron is finished! I love how they turned out and how cute the aprons look from either side! If the neck opening is too long for your child, you can tie it in a knot to make it smaller.

I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial! 

Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library under Sewing, All Other Sewing Projects, Little Kids Apron. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!


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