Quick and Easy Half Apron


Quick and Easy Half Apron


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The pocket of this Quick and Easy Half Apron is a cute touch and a handy place to stash those teaspoons. The simple sewing project is great for beginners, but also makes a quick gift for Mother's Day, birthdays and more. For a touch of personalization, try embroidering the monogram of your recipient.

Quick and Easy Half Apron


  • Fabric pieces
    • 18" X 25" inches (main piece)
    • 4" X 25" inches (waistband)
    • 2 pieces - 4" X 35" inches (ties)
    • 6" X 8" inches (pocket)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors, sewing machine, etc.


  1. Start by making the ties. Sew along the long side, with right sides together. Curve your seam at one end, if you want, to give it a more finished look.

    Easy Half Apron 1
  2. Like this. Then trim. Turn them both right side out. Iron flat.

    Easy Half Apron 2
  3. Top-stitch really close to the edge, all the way around both ties.

    Easy Half Apron 3
  4. Next, fold over the long edges of your waistband, about 1/4 inch. Iron. Then fold over the ends a 1/4 inch and iron.

    Easy Half Apron 4
  5. Then fold the whole waistband in half lengthwise and iron.

    Easy Half Apron
  6. Next, your going to sew around 3 edges of the main piece. The 2 sides (shorter sides) and the bottom (one of the longer sides). Turn under each edge a 1/4 inch, and then 1/4 inch again. Sew.

    Easy Half Apron 6
  7. See all 3 sides that are sewn?

    Easy Half Apron
  8. Next, lay your main piece right side up with the unfinished edge at the top. Align your waistband up at the top.

    Easy Half Apron
  9. And fold the other half of the waistband over the top. Pin in place and sew close to the bottom edge, leaving the 2 ends open.

    Easy Half Apron
  10. Next, your going to attach the 2 ties to each end. But first, you'll need to fold each unfinished end just a little bit so that it will fit nicely into the opening. If you'd rather not do this, just make your strips 4 x 34 inches (instead of 4 x 35) and they should slide right in without folding. I just like the look of it.

    Easy Half Apron
  11. Then sew close to the edge to secure the ties in place. Cute, right?

    Easy Half Apron 11
  12. Lastly, the pocket. Fold over the top edge (one of the shorter ends) 1/4 inch with wrong sides together. Then flip that sewn edge back and fold over 1 inch with right side together. Sew along the edge, 1/4 seam allowance. Trim the corners.

    Easy Half Apron
  13. Then turn that section right side out. This is the top of your pocket. It makes it all nice and neat looking.
  14. Now fold the 2 sides in 1/4 inch and then fold the bottom up 1/4 inch. Iron into place.

    Easy Half Apron 12
  15. Then pin your pocket onto your apron. (You'll notice my ties aren't sewn on yet. I did it in a different order.)

    Easy Half Apron 14
  16. Now, sew around the sides and bottom of the pocket to secure it to the main section.

    Easy Half Apron 15



  1. Use 1/2 inch seams unless otherwise noted.

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This is a nice little project and thanks for the great instructions. I love the fabric used in the photo and example. This is a nice beginners project and would be a great gifts well. You could even piece fabric scraps together to make this apron and give it some added visual interest. Aprons are a fun project and this one is super!

excellent job, cannot wait to do one.

great - I have just started sweing again after many year Used to enjoy making aprons, am going to make aprons again

Fabulous tutorial. I have done mine in denim. I posted it on my blog: http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/things-to-do-1/

Just what I was looking for, this apron would be perfect to keep in my studio for students to keep their tools together. I am going to set up about 10 of them just to keep on hand. Thanks for such a great tutorial and cute apron.

I think the apron is very cute. The two patterns used are a nod to the 50s -- the midcentury modern style, which is very hot right now. The directions were very clear, and I feel I could make this, even though I'm a beginning at sewing. Thanks for an inspiring project idea!

This little apron is the most unattractive apron I think I have ever seen.

There should be fabric amounts to use if it is a "plus size" person that the apron might be for. Otherwise this is a great pattern to make.


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