Make Handmade Aprons

My first attempt at making a garden/craft apron. Customers told me it was too pretty to use but someone bought it as a gift.My first attempt at making a garden/craft apron. Customers told me it was too pretty to use but someone bought it as a gift.

You can make handmade aprons just the way you want them to come out, for use in the kitchen, in the craft room, in the garden, or make vendor aprons like we use when we sell at craft fairs.

There are several ways to make handmade aprons. There are also several types of aprons you can make, such as half aprons, full aprons, garden aprons, cooking aprons, crafting aprons, costume aprons, vendor aprons, children's aprons, plain without pockets, or with pockets, to name a few varieties of handmade aprons.

You can purchase patterns at your local fabric store to make a variety of handmade aprons. Make sure to follow the instructions included with the pattern. I have several different apron patterns but I find that cutting them free form on a cutting mat with rulers and putting them together the way I want works out better.

You can also watch handmade apron videos on YouTube and learn how to make aprons without a pattern, just using measurements. This is how I made all of the half aprons above on this page. With this option, once you know what you are doing, you will feel like you have a bit more creative freedom.

You can buy a ready made plain canvas apron and add pockets to it, like I did with the white canvas aprons pictured above. I got them at a good price, brand new, and just added deep nine inch pockets and then one or two more rows of smaller pockets. You can even add decorations.

Make sure that whatever you add is washable as aprons get dirty and are washed often.

Make Handmade Aprons

This is a denim gardening half apron that I made with deep nine inch pockets to fit garden tools.This is a denim gardening half apron that I made with deep nine inch pockets to fit garden tools.

To make a half handmade apron without a pattern, you will need a large cutting mat, a large see-through ruler, and a rotary cutter, all of which are available on Amazon or at your local fabric store.

I used double cloth for the base of each half apron above. I also used double cloth for each pocket so the pockets would be strengthened to hold large gardening tools.

Cut your cloth to the measurements given to you in the video. Sew the base and the pockets according to the instructions in the video you are watching.

You can use the same cloth to make the apron ties or you can use double seam binding sewn on the top of the apron. I used a full package of double seam binding for each apron. That way the apron fits everyone. For thinner folks, they can wrap the ties around in the back and then tie them together in the front.

Most of my aprons have a garden theme as I sell them to compliment my husband's gardening business, David's Garden Seeds®.

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David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!

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