Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free pattern day: Aprons

Have you thought about whipping up an apron for yourself, or for a personal gift for friends and family?  There are some fabulous free patterns and tutorials out there! Here are more than 30 ideas to whet your appetite: plain or fancy; ruffled or pleated; half, full, and chef's aprons, and aprons for children! (Note:  this post was updated on April 22, 2017) 
Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

Linen cross-back apron tutorial at Purl Soho 

Knotty Little Apron tutorial by Happy Quilting Melissa

Retro Apron, free pattern by The Crafty Kitty for Birch Fabrics

Kids Retro Apron, free pattern by The Crafty Kitty

No Seams Exposed Apron tutorial at Stitches in Play

Aloha Girl Apron, free pattern at Moda Fabrics (PDF download)

Flower Petals Apron sewing tutorial by Sewing in No Mans Land

Upside Downside Apron, ages 2-5 years, free pattern by The Crafty Kitty for Birch Fabrics

Easy Grilling Apron tutorial by The Crafting Chicks

Spice It Up apron, free pattern by Pat Bravo 

Jeni Reversible Apron tutorial by Luvinthemommyhood for Art Gallery Fabrics

Reversible apron, free pattern by Bonnie Christine at Going Home to Roost 

Easy half apron with jumbo pockets, tutorial at Sew 4 Home

Barista apron, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Button Top Apron with wrap around pockets by Marjolein Bastin for Free Spirit Fabrics, free tutorial at Sew 4 Home

Everyday Party Apron by Heidi Staples of The Fabric Mutt, tutorial at Birch Fabrics

Tea 4 Two Apron, free pattern by Bethany Fuller for Windham Fabrics

Mostly Vintage Apron tutorial by Holly DeGroot at Bijou Lovely

One-Yard "Use-it-all" Apron pattern and tutorial by Erika at Miss Sews It all

 Simple Apron tutorial by Bari J 

 Reversible café apron tutorial by Shelley Detton at 7 layer studio

Lined Apron Tutorial by Louise at Lululollylegs

Holiday apron how-to tutorial at Martha Stewart

Hostess Apron by Tammy Vasser for Windham Fabrics

Apron in an Hour, free pattern by Jona Giammalva of Stop Staring and Start Sewing

A Fabric Lover's Apron Tutorial at Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Berry Good cocktail apron, free pattern by Irene Berry for Windham Fabrics

One-yard, half-apron tutorial at My Byrd House

Four-fat-quarter apron tutorial at Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Tea Time half apron with applique, tutorial at Sew 4 Home

Fushia (Fuchsia) Dot Apron tutorial at Amy Hearts It

Empire-waist apron tutorial by Shelley Detton at 7 layer studio 

Pumps and Pearls Apron tutorial by Delia Randall at Delia Creates

Romantic Cottage Style Apron tutorial, full or half apron, at Sew 4 Home

Krista Apron, free pattern by Elizabeth at Think Liz

Heirloom Apron tutorial at Sew 4 Home

Moda's Vintage Modern, Pleated Apron tutorial at Sew 4 Home

Bakers Apron tutorial and downloadable template at Martha Stewart Living

Reversible summer apron, free pattern at Sew 4 Home

Marie Apron, free pattern by Elizabeth at Think Liz

Adjustable Unisex Apron tutorial at the Purl Bee

Reversible kid’s apron tutorial by Tamara Kate at Kaya Joy Designs

Child's Reversible Fat Quarter Apron tutorial and pattern at Aesthetic Nest

Valentine Appliqued Aprons for mother and daughter by Maureen Cracknell

Kids Apron by Rin from Sew In Love, free tutorial posted at Skip To My Lou

Image credits: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  Some of these are tutorials while others have downloadable (.pdf) patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the title above each photo.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.


  1. Ooh! Aprons! I've been thinking of making a few of these for Christmas! :)

  2. What a lot of lovely aprons to choose from

  3. What great ideas! Gotta make some new aprons... Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great resource list, thank you!!


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