DIY Free Kids Apron Pattern & Tutorial

At my house, the little people love to help in the kitchen.  It can get messy and sticky and a little gross, but it is usually a fun and happy experience.  But the rule in our home, is if you help prepare the meal you wear an apron.  {That's probably the high school Foods Teacher in me.}  That's why we put together the Kitchen Buddy Apron.  Today I'm going to walk you through the steps for creating your own kids apron.

Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


The pattern is free.  Which is always a plus.  You can grab it in our GYCT Resource Library.  It comes in sizes 18mo/2, 3/4, and 5/6.  However, you may need to adjust the straps to be smaller or bigger depending on the size of you little one.


Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


The other great thing about this apron is it is a great beginner project.  So whether you are a beginner or your trying to teach someone else, this a fun pattern to start with.

Materials Needed
1/2 yard cotton woven fabric
Thread
Sewing Machine and Supplies

Step 1
Cut out the apron piece on the fold.  Cut out 3 ties using the following measurements.  {You may need to adjust them later before attaching them.}
Apron Ties
Size
Cut 3
18 mo/2
2.25" x 22"
3/4
2.5" x 25"
5/6
3" x 28"




Step 2
Fold the ties lengthwise with right sides together.  On 2 of them, stitch down the one short side and then down the long side. 

On the other, stitch down just the long side.

 Step 3
Using a safety pin or pen, turn your ties right side out.  Press.  Set aside.

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Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


Step 4
Press the curve sides of the apron 1/4" and then another 1/2".  Hiding the raw edge.  Now repeat this with all the straight sides.  Stitch around the entire apron.
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Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


Step 5
Place the raw edge of one strap on the underarm corner of the apron and stitch it down.  You may want to stitch 2 rows to reinforce the ties.  Repeat with opposite side.


Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern

Step 6
Take the remaining neck strap and pin it to the top edge of the apron.  Now is a good time to measure your strap to make sure it can fit over your child's head and that it isn't too large.  Once you have measured, stitch your neck strap down.

Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


Wahoo!  You are done!  Congratulations.  Isn't this the most adorable little apron?!  Now your little one is ready to help in the kitchen.  And once you've got them helping in the kitchen, you'll be cooking a lot less and having a lot more fun together.


Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


Or check out our tutorial video


I'm sure you want your own copy of the apron now.  Head over and sign up for our free Resource Library

Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern by GYCT


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Kids Apron Tutorial & Free Pattern


3 comments

  1. Thank you. I'm going to try this pattern for a 2-year-old now. It's hard to find an apron pattern for a toddler so small.

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  2. I easily made this pattern in an hour and added a pocket using Superman fabric. I tried to add photo, but was unable.

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  3. I made two of these last month for my granddaughter. One for her home and one for mine. I added D rings to make the neck easily adjustable. Super easy and so adorable! I ised a vintage looking fabric with bees on it.

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