If you’re looking for an apron that’s both pretty and practical, consider sewing a clothespin apron for yourself using a free step-by-step apron sewing tutorial that’s available online.
Aprons can be both pretty and functional. The apron you see here is a perfect example of that: It’s not only lovely, it’s also highly practical. The apron is basically one big, oversized pocket; people often use this type of design for holding clothespins so they don’t have to carry clothespins separately when they hang laundry on a clothes line.
This sort of apron is obviously useful on laundry day if you’re hanging your clothes out to dry. However, you don’t need to limit yourself to only wearing this sort of apron on laundry day. There are bunches of other possible items you could keep in the pocket of your apron if you do a lot of DIY projects or craft projects — or if you’re a homeschooling mama who always has bunches of things going at the same time. I could see using it to keep pens, pencils and erasers handy; to hold your seeds when you’re planting in the garden; or to stuff a few things you want to keep handy when you’re rearranging a shelf or decluttering the garage. Basically, any time you need an “extra hand” to hold small items, this apron could potentially come in handy.
A Versatile and Easy Apron Sewing Pattern
This particular pattern is super easy and relatively quick to sew, and it turns out super cute. You can change the apron’s “personality” by selecting different prints to use for each of the pieces in your apron design.
Supplies You’ll Need for Sewing This Apron
- ½ yard of fabric in a fun themed print
- ½ yard of fabric to make the back of the apron
- ¼ yard of contrasting fabric to use for sewing the ties and the waistband of the apron — If you have recently finished other sewing projects, you might be able to use leftover fabric scraps for this.
- Double fold bias tape
- Coordinating sewing thread
- Sewing shears
- Sewing machine
Learn How to Sew This Apron
There’s a free step-by-step apron tutorial available online you can use for sewing this style of apron. It was posted by Mama Byrd; you can tap or click here to check out the tutorial.
You might also be interested in checking out The Apron Book: : Making, Wearing, and Sharing a Bit of Cloth and Comfort by EllynAnne Geisel . The author of the tutorial mentioned that she was inspired by this book when she created her pattern design. I haven’t personally checked out a copy of this book, because I only found Mama Byrd’s recommendation just now when I was searching for apron patterns to make. While I do enjoy using free apron patterns and tutorials, this book looks to me like it would actually be worth paying for. I’m passing along the info in case it is of interest to you.
So there you have it: That’s where to find a FREE step-by-step tutorial for sewing a SUPER CUTE clothespin apron. We hope you found this information helpful. Happy sewing!
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Special thanks to Normanack on Flickr for generously sharing her photos of this apron.
Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 3-18-2022.