Apron patterns are one of the best sewing projects for beginners to make. They are cute, simple and useful for men women and kids.
This list of easy and free apron patterns features a variety of styles from vintage to upcycles, half and full.
What is an Apron?
An apron is a fabric garment that is worn over the clothes to protect them. The most common type of apron is worn in the kitchen to keep clothes clean while cooking.
They are also used while gardening, building, doing messy projects, hosting parties, or even while working as a vendor at a craft show.
Aprons can be full size, worn around the neck, or half size, worn around the waist. A pinafore style apron slips over the head without any ties.
This ultimate list of easy and free apron patterns features all types of aprons for all types of occasions.
What Fabric is Best for Aprons?
The best fabric for aprons depends on how the apron will be used. Cotton works well for light use in the kitchen.
Thicker canvas or denim is best for aprons that will get heavy use in the garden or workshop. This gathering apron pattern is made with a canvas drop cloth meant for painting.
You can sew a dishtowel apron for kids, or make it a half apron for adults.
All the cute apron patterns on this list use a variety of fabrics. If you need help choosing the best fabric for your apron, check out our Beginner Guide to Buying Fabric Online.
How Much Fabric is Need for an Apron?
Again this depends on which apron pattern you are making and how the apron will be used. A half apron can use as little as a fat quarter of fabric. While full aprons will require more.
Once you have chosen your apron pattern and type of fabric, learn how to calculate fabric yardage your project needs.
How Do I Make an Apron Pattern?
Many of the tutorials don’t even require a pattern. They feature full tutorials on how to sew an apron without a pattern.
The ones with vintage apron pattern vibes are some of our favorites. Of course we are partial to Cookie Monster for the kids too.
You are sure to find some cute apron patterns to make for yourself, for gifts or even to sell.
The fabric and binding shine in this apron pattern for kids. Choose a fabric design that is sweet and coordinating or bold and sassy to match the child's personality.
Try a pinafore style apron that slips over the head without ties. It's simple to put on and take off. The deep pockets add functionality so that it is useful for all kinds of cooking and crafts.
If you are looking for a classic full apron pattern, this is it! Make one for him and her. They would be adorable to give as wedding or housewarming gifts.
Add a sweet touch to your apron with a free ice cream cone template. Then get to work building sundaes. Yum!
Gather up the harvest with all these deep, elastic pockets. Gardeners love this free apron pattern!
Here's another take on a harvest apron. The button allows the apron to lay flat, or pull it up to hold fresh garden vegetables.
Dishtowels are cheap and available in endless colors and designs. Grab one, along with some ribbon, to sew it into a basic apron for kids. This one is perfect for the littlest kitchen helpers.
Here's another apron for kids that features a free printable pattern. It looks like a great way to practice your skills sewing binding.
Call all Star Wars fans! How about an R2D2 inspired apron? It would make an excellent Father's Day gift.
We love a good upcycle. Turn a pair of too-tight jeans into an apron. They already have pockets! The ruffle adds a feminine touch too.
Not all superheros wear capes. Some wear aprons! This is such a clever idea to get two apron looks in one.
Here is another reversible apron that is made as a half apron for adults. It's a classy choice for dinner parties or wiping your hands while cooking.
Don't forget Mom! She's a superhero too. The heart pockets symbolize that she is full of love.
This apron features hearts and ruffles and pink and red. It has Valentine's Day written all over it, but we love it for any day.
Here is another pinafore style apron that features button closures on the pockets. It's utilitarian vibe is perfect for any project, no matter how tough or messy.
Speaking of tough, how about an apron to hold all your tools? Keep your hammer, screwdriver, pliers and more at your fingerprints while tackling DIY building projects.
Me want cookies! Toddlers love the iconic Sesame Street character, Cookie Monster. You and your toddler will love baking cookies with adorable apron.
Do you sell at craft shows or markets? Make a vendor apron with lots of pockets to hold your money, phone, pen, and anything else you need for a successful show.
Look at those features! This one might be a little advanced for beginners, but we couldn't leave it off the list. Just look at that fun owl inspired apron for kids!
Here's another take on upcycling a tea towel or dishtowel into a apron. This time it's a half apron for adults. It makes the perfect hostess gift!
This fat quarter apron pattern is one of the easiest on the list. If you are learning how to sew, we recommend starting here.
Don’t forget to pin this list of free apron patterns for later, and check out some more sewing projects for beginners listed below.