Well I am happy to say I created my very own DIY Floral Vintage Style Apron without using a pattern, and without losing my composure. I have even learned to love my sewing machine a little more! Check out this easy vintage style apron tutorial.
Easy Apron Tutorial
I honestly have no idea what I am doing with a sewing machine, so if I can make this simple apron, you can, too. This apron tutorial is easy and I love how it turned out when finished. Are you ready to get started?
You are going to need a few supplies:
- 1.5 yard 2″ white ruffle
- 1.5 yard Solid White Broadcloth
- 1.5 yard Pali Swiss Dot Floral Bouquet Fabric
- .75 yard Chiffon White Floral Fabric
I did not use all of this fabric. In fact, I probably only used half of it. I am going to make my toddler a matching apron for her little kitchen playset. Needless to say, if you do not want extra, I would still make sure I purchased a yard of each fabric and 1/4 yard of the Chiffon.
Step 1: Make sure you wash and lightly iron all of your fabric before usage. The first thing I did was trace the outline of a smock that I had picked up at a local craft store years ago. I thought it was a perfect size, so I traced an inch around the pattern. Then make the following cuts for the Broadcloth ties, Floral pattern ties, and Chiffon waistband.
- (2ea.) 32″ x 3″ broadcloth
- (2ea.) 22″ x 3″ floral pattern
- (1ea.) 22″ x 8″ chiffon
Step 2: After the Broadcloth piece has been cut, place this right side down onto the floral print that is right-side up. Pin in place.
Simple Apron Tutorial
Step 3: Once you have the two pieces pinned together, carefully cut around the edges of the floral print, keeping them pinned together.
Step 4: Carefully sew a straight line all around the Apron at 1/2″, leaving a small space to turn the Apron inside out when finished.
Step 5: Pin and then sew the 2″ white ruffle material all the way around the bottom square of the Apron. I used exactly 1.5 yards for this, it all depends on what sized apron you make, or you can also make your own ruffles.
Step 6: Take your white floral chiffon fabric piece and (a) fold it in half, right sides together. (b) Sew a straight edge down the open end lengthwise to create a tube. Then turn the chiffon right side out. (c) Attach this to the front of the Apron and sew two straight edges down both sides to attach securely. Then sew a straight line down the length of the chiffon.
Your DIY Vintage Style Apron should look like this so far….
Now it is time to take the 2 white fabric pieces (32″x3″) and the 2 floral fabric pieces (22″ x3″). You will fold these in and then sew a straight line down the middle of the tie you created to hold them in place. See the diagram below.
Step 7: Attach the ties to the back of the apron securely with several (sewn) rows of straight lines. (Don’t you like my “non-sewing verbiage”?) After they are attached, you have completed your apron!
Wear it, and wear it proud!
What’s your favorite Spring trend or craft trend? I am loving all of these floral trends.
If you enjoyed this project, you might also like: