Kitchen Practical and pretty Apron

Categories: Utility, Gifts

This stylish apron was made with Fairfield’s Shield protective barrier liner. I don’t know about you but I always end up making a little mess when I’m creating in the kitchen. This apron is washable and the Shield liner prevents stains from leaking through onto your clothing.

What you need to make this project

1 yd. bandanna fabric
1/2 yd. zigzag fabric
Two 8" x 8" squares of gray fabric
1 yd. Fairfield Shield Interfacing
Coordinating thread
Basic sewing supplies

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Step One


Zigzag fabric:   two strips – 8” x 2 ½“ for pockets

two strips – 40” x 3 ½“ for waist ties

two strips – 22.5” x 3 ½“ neck ties

one strip – 13 ½” x 3 ½“ for top of apron

Step Two

Fold the bandanna fabric in half width wise with right sides facing in and lay on the table with the fold towards you. While folded, measure 34 ¼ inches for the length and 14 ¾ inches for the width. Mark and cut.  Next measure 7 inches up from the fold on the right edge and mark. Measure 22 ¾ inches in from the left on top raw edges of fabric and mark. Free hand draw a curve connecting these two points. (use picture for reference)

Step Three

Now fold the Shield interfacing in half with shiny sides facing in and lay on the table. Place folded fabric on top of the Shield and use as a template to cut the Shield.


Step Four

Unfold fabric and lay it on the table with right side facing down. Unfold Shield and place on top of fabric with shiny side facing down. Hem all around apron by folding in ¼ inch twice. Pin in place and top stitching.

Step Five

For waist ties: Fold 40” strips in half lengthwise with right sides facing and sew around all sides except one end, using a ¼ inch seam allowance. Turn right side out, fold in raw edges on end and stitch closed. Iron to make nice and flat. Repeat above step for neck ties and top of apron strip. Set aside.

Step Six

For pockets: Lay 8 inch square on table right side down. Place 8 inch strip on top of pocket right side down lined up to top of pocket. Pin and sew with ¼ inch seam allowance. Unfold strip and fold over in the other direction at seam iron and stitch bottom of strip creating a top boarder for the pocket. Repeat with other pocket. Fold fabric in ¼ inch on other three sides of the pocket and iron. Place on desired spot of apron and top stitch.

Step Seven

Attach neck ties to outer edges of top of apron. Attach top of apron strip by lining it up with the top edge of the apron wrapping extra length around each side of apron.


Step Eight

Attach waist ties to sides of apron. Enjoy.