Fresh Spring Gardening Apron Pattern

Looking for an easy apron pattern this spring? Christen {from the Creative Team} is here to show us how to sew a cute spring apron!

Spring Apron Pattern

apron pattern

Hi Everyone! Christen from Love By Hand here, and I’m so excited to share this super cute, fun and simple gardening apron tutorial with you. Its the perfect project to do when you are short on time but need a last minute gift for someone. And, I don’t know about you, but with the snow we got here in Virginia on Sunday, I am ready for spring to arrive!

apron tutorial

And, what’s better, is that you can use your favorite scraps from your stash for a big impact! While I’m calling this a gardening apron, it can also be used as a vendor apron or a crafting/sewing apron – as I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing my scissors when I’m sewing!

Apron Tutorial

sewing tutorial

Supplies You’ll Need:

10, 2 1/2″ w x 10 1/2″ h strips of fabric for the apron pocket
1, 20″w x 4 1/2″ h strip in contrasting fabric for the top
1, 20″w x 2 1/2″ h piece of bias binding
1/2 yd of linen or cotton duck
1/2 yd of muslin for lining
2 yds of cotton webbing for apron ties

Once you have all of your supplies gathered, let’s get started.

Making the Apron Pocket

Start by sewing all of your 10″ strips together lengthwise to make a 20″ w x 10 1/2″ h piece. Then cut a 20″w x 10 1/2″ h piece from your linen or cotton duck. Place your piece of strips on top of this new piece and top stitch along the side of each seam as if you are “quilting it” using straight lines. Once complete, sew your bias binding along the top to finish the pocket.

Putting Together the Apron

Next, cut a piece 20″ w x 14 1/2″ h from your linen or cotton duck. Place your 20″ w x 4 1/2″ h contrasting piece right sides together along the top of your linen/duck. Sew together and press. This is your main apron piece.

how to sew apron

Then, place your finished pocket piece along the bottom of the completed apron piece from the step above, matching up the bottom raw edge of the pocket with the bottom raw edge of the main apron piece. Pin in place.

Next, cut your cotton webbing into two, 1 yd pieces for your waist ties. Pin the ties in place in the center of the contrasting piece of fabric at the top of the apron on both sides, with ties on the inside of the apron. You’ll be sewing the ties into the lining of the apron.

sew apron

Once you have pinned the waist ties into place, cut a 20″ w x 18″ h piece from your muslin for the lining. Place the lining piece on top of the apron piece right sides together and pin in place. Sew around all 4 sides of the apron, leaving a 8″ opening at the bottom for turning. Clip your corners before turning, turn right sides out and press.

how to make apron

To close the opening, top stitch around all 4 sides of the apron, making sure to close the opening along the bottom with your stitches.

Finishing The Apron Pattern

Apron Pocket

After you have top stitched, there is only one thing left to do! Place a pin in the center of the apron pocket and sew a straight line, creating a divided pocket. For this, since I intend to use it for gardening, I want larger pockets, but you can add as many pocket dividing lines as you like to hold smaller items for crafting, etc.

garden apron

I hope you enjoyed this quick and super satisfying sewing craft!

Happy Sewing!

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  1. 1

    How Cute!!! I love this apron and it looks so easy to make. That even comes from someone who can’t sew! haha Thanks for sharing! Pinning this for one of my first things to do when I take the time to learn how!

  2. 2

    Oh my- I think you & I are on the same page with these spring colors for your projects. Loving the choices once again.

  3. 3

    I currently have 3 rolls, but need to build up my stash!

  4. 4
    Linda Southworth

    I need an apron for gardening…yes! I am always laying down my gloves, small tools, etc. This would help me keep it in one spot with me. Thank you! This is very pretty. Color options endless.

  5. 5

    I really like this idea. It is very inspiring. And the colors… Love them! :D
    I only have 3 rolls of washi tape but I would really like to have more. I just love playing around with them. :P

  6. 6

    Cufe and easy to complete.i love that you used lots of fabric scraps for the apron. It looks like the colors you used match quite well.

  7. 7
    michelle mcadamd

    I love this. I need to make one before next spring. I want to actually carry my vegggies in it so I might put zippers on the bottom of the pocket so I can empty them out easier