Deep Pocket Gathering Apron

Categories: Utility, Gifts, Kid Friendly, Accessory, Spring, Summer, Fall, Outdoor

You’ll LOVE the deep pockets in this easy gathering apron.  It’s ideal for gathering flowers, produce, or holding your gardening tools.  The layer of Shield Moisture Barrier inside protects your close from dampness that could otherwise seep through.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Shield Liner Fabric Craft Pack
5/8 Yard EACH of two coordinating fabrics
Coordinating Thread
Supplies
Pins
Iron and Ironing Board
Sewing Machine and Related Supplies
Rotary Cutter and Mat or Sewing Scissors

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Instructions

Step One

Click here to Download Printable Pattern

Print and assemble the pattern and assemble your supplies.  You will want to choose two coordinating/contrasting fabrics.  I chose two good quality quilting cottons.

 

Step Two

Keeping the center fold of your fabrics, layer your two fabrics and the Shield Liner.  Cut through all 6 layers using the larger pattern piece.

Remove 1 piece of each fabric.  You should be left with 1 pieces of each fabric and one piece of Shield liner.  Layer them in the following order: Shield Liner shiny side down, coordinating inner fabric RIGHT SIDE UP, main outer fabric RIGHT SIDE DOWN.  (Layering in the correct order will allow you to pin your pieces without having to move them for better alignment.

Use smaller pattern piece to cut out pocket openings.

Step Three

Pin well around the pocket curve.

Stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Clip the curves generously, being careful NOT to cut through stitching.

Turn right side out.  Iron flat with an iron setting appropriate to the Shield layer in the middle.  Top-stitch around the pocket curves.

Step Four

Layer your remaining full apron pieces in the following order: Coordinating inner fabric full-apron piece RIGHT SIDE UP, three-layer-pocket piece RIGHT SIDE UP, main outer fabric full-apron piece RIGHT SIDE DOWN, full apron piece shield liner SHINY SIDE UP.  Pin well around the curves.

 

Stitch with a 1/4 to 3/8 inch seam allowance around the curves.  Trim close to curves.

 

Step Five

Turn right side out and iron the edges well.  Top-stitch around curves.  Baste the top of the apron closed with 3/8 inch seam allowance.

Step Six

Cut one 3-inch width-of-fabric strips (42-ish inches long) from each of your fabrics.  These will become our apron ties.  This is big enough for children, but if your you’re making one for a plumper older child or an adult, you will want to cut an additional set of strips and make longer ties.  I chose to angle the ends because I liked the look, but you could also leave them straight.

Stitch the ends starting 1/2 inch from the bottom and stitch the upper edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Clip corners

BEFORE turning right side out, iron 1/2 inch seam allowances on the lower edge of the ties.  Turn right side out.  Iron.

Step Seven

Centering the apron tie/sash with the apron, sandwich the apron between the two layers of the sash with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and pin well.

  

Stitch around all 4 sides of the apron ties.  This will serve to sew the apron in place as well as sew the sash closed and top-stitch the ends and upper-edge.

And you’re ready to tie it on with a knot…

Easy DIY Gathering Apron - Huge Deep pocket for produce, tools, etc

Step Eight

Feel free to experiment with shape a bit.  I found a rectangle with straight pocket openings made for a good boy’s apron.

Sure to make your garden loving little guy happy.

Easy DIY Gathering Apron - Huge Deep pocket for produce, tools, etc

Step Nine

And you’re ready to enjoy gardening!  My daughter had fun taking this one to the local nursery to look for some matching flowers.

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