How to sew your own apron

how to sew your own apron

Spring is a good time for a new project, so how about learning to sew your own apron? It’s quick, easy and fun, and we’ve some lovely striped cotton duck fabric and a choice of webbing to get you started. Our webbing comes in a range of colours, so you can mix and match, or clash and make a bold statement.

You will need:

  • A metre of fabric for the body of the apron – we have a few to choose from, in classic stripes. Duck cloth is perfect for an apron because it’s fairly thick and machine washable, so spills won’t be disastrous!
  • ½ a metre of fabric for the straps
  • Webbing
  • A pair of scissors
  • Thread, which matches the fabric
  • A pencil
  • A tape measure
  • A sewing machine


  1. Cut a piece of your fabric for the main body. You can find measurements for this online, but it’s easier to find an apron you already have, and trace its shape.
  2. Cut out the shape of the main body. You can finish the raw edges by folding them over towards the inside of the apron, pressing, folding again and stitching along.
  3. Double fold and stitch the top, bottom and sides of the apron to finish raw edges, as in the step above. If you like, you can use ribbon or trim to finish these edges – this one will look great with this fabric.
  4. Next, you’ll need 2 strips of webbing of 87cm (L) and 8cm (W) for the waist tie, and one strip of webbing of 54.5cm (L) and 8cm (W) for the neck strap.
  5. Add your straps – for the tie at the back of the apron, find the end of the section of the apron which sits under your arm, and attach one of the longer straps to the back of the fabric. Use a sewing machine to attach the strap, and do the same on the other side.
  6. Add the neckline straps – at the top of the neckline, add the shorter strap with your sewing machine.
  7. Tidy up any loose or stray strings with a pair of scissors.
  8. Ta-da!