Monday, June 22, 2015

Ruffled Apron

Jazz up a store bought apron with a few ruffles. 
I picked up this apron at Hobby Lobby.  Loved it because it was denim and had pockets.  
You'll need:
an apron
1/4 yard each of 2 fabrics
I also found these cute denim fabric flowers (optional but a fun apron accessory)

Cut 2 strips 4" wide and the length of the fabric (44" long) 
and 1 strip 3" wide (44" long)
Fold the 4" wide strips in half, with right sides showing and iron.  
For the 3" strip, fold it with right sides together and iron.

(I'm making two aprons so you'll see two of everything in this next photo, but you just need one set for one apron.)
Cut your strips of fabric in half.  Now your pieces will measure two 4"x 22" and one 3"x 22".
Sew a basting stitch along the top of your two 4" pieces and gather.
Sew a regular stitch along the top of your 3" piece and turn inside out. Press this piece so the seam is going down the middle of one side.

On all of your ends, fold in the sides and top stitch

Gather your first 4" piece so it fits the width of the apron.  
Measure 1 inch down from the apron seam and pin your ruffle.  Sew it down.  (All my seams on the ruffles are about 1/4" from the edge)

Measure 1/2" down from the apron seam and pin your next ruffle. Sew it down.


With your 3" piece, sew a basting stitch right down the middle but to the side of your seam. 
I'm using white thread to see it better. 
You won't be able to gather it if it is sewn over or on top of the middle seam.

Pull to gather it.  

Lay it on the apron, 1/4" from apron top and so it covers part of your last ruffle.

Sew right down the middle. 
Remove your basting stitch. Cut any loose threads.

It's looking great!  Adding some frills!
I'm making these aprons for my friend and I to wear at girls camp while we teach arts and crafts.
 For this camp job, aprons with pockets was a must. And since we are the craft ladies, we had to make them cute, right.  So along with the ruffle and to give it some added charm, I glued a pin back to those fabric flowers I found.... 

Perfect.  Ready for some crafting!
I'll use this apron after camp too.  Red, white and blue for the 4th!


  1. I love the ruffles and flower you added to this apron! So cute!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. Thanks! It's a fun way to spice up an apron :)

  2. Oh how cute is that Heidi. It takes the apron from boring to oooo soooo classy

    1. It will does dress up an apron. Thanks Michelle!

  3. How fun! Your ruffled apron looks great. It's perfect for the 4th. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  4. Very cute upgrade! It looks pretty easy to make too! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    1. I'm all about easy and giving things a polished look. Thanks for the comment Kim!

  5. Adorable apron. Drop by my blog to see your ruffled apron post featured at the Snickerdoodle party this week..


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