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Kids Apron tutorial {Guest Post}

Posted by  ·  September 29, 2012  ·  Last Updated: September 29, 2012

I’m Rin, visiting from my sewing blog, Sew in Love. This kids apron made a fantastic present for my niece’s birthday, who turned six this year. She looked so grown up in her little apron, and it made Mom happy too, with a very willing kitchen helper now in the house.

The neck strap and waist tie of the apron are actually one long piece of fabric webbing tape, which makes it adjustable and easy to fit most kids. You can decorate the front pocket with any motif that the child likes, or in my case, a cute red love heart. Some other ideas could be using the child’s first name initial or a cut out of their favourite cartoon character. My niece loves unicorns, but I couldn’t find a nice unicorn fabric to use. Luckily, she was pretty thrilled with the love heart cut out of red floral fabric.

There’s lots more cute, free sewing patterns and tutorials on my blog. We can keep in touch via Facebook or Twitter @SewinLove. Hope you can pop in to say hello soon. 🙂

What you will need:

  • Denim or canvas fabric
  • Cotton webbing tape in a matching colour 15mm x 1.5m (0.6 inches x 60 inches)
  • Printed fabric to use as motif
  • Iron on adhesive sheet/web


  1. Cut out the apron and pocket using this sewing pattern.

  2. Fold all edges of the apron to seam allowance (shown above in red) and press with an iron.
  3. Stitch the edges in the order shown.

  4. To make the pocket, right sides facing, stitch two pocket panels together.

    Fold all edges of the pocket and press with an iron. Stitch the top edge.

  5. Attach pocket to the apron.

  6. Attach desired motif to apron. I recommend you use an iron on adhesive.
  7. Thread cotton webbing through apron. Tie a knot at each end of the webbing.

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  1. Carole Stanitzki
    Monday, February 18th, 2019
    Many thanks for this great free kid's apron tutorial.
    Cheers, Carole (in West. Australia.)
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  3. Monday, December 5th, 2016
    I love your kids apron and want to make a couple. Is your pattern in cm's or inches?

    Thank you.
    • Cindy
      Monday, December 12th, 2016
      Hi Donna, it is in inches.
  4. jo browne
    Saturday, February 8th, 2014
    Hello I cannot work out the width of this childs apron. Can you let me know how wide it is in cm please thankyou
  5. Marissa
    Monday, September 9th, 2013
    Where is the pattern for the apron? I tried clicking everywhere but couldn't find it.
  6. Friday, May 10th, 2013
    Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb blog!
  7. Laurel
    Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    ps if you want to stitch down the appliqué it will last longer and you should do it between steps 4 and 5. :)
  8. Laurel
    Friday, March 22nd, 2013
    If you stitch the edges in the order listed 3 will fold over 1 and 2. Only stitch along the edge and you will create a casing with openings at the top and bottom to thread your tie/neck piece through. Good luck stitchers. Thanks for the pattern ideas.
  9. Tashena
    Friday, October 26th, 2012
    Same questions as above ...
    Going to try it and see how it goes.

    Please update...


    Love your blog, BTW!!!
  10. Meg
    Sunday, October 21st, 2012
    Not sure were to thread the red ribbon if you stitch around the apron?
  11. Jane
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    This is a darling apron pattern, but are the measurements in metric? Could you send me in inches? Much appreciated!!!

    Thank you!
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