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 has been updated; new patterns were added on October 11, 2014)


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


Frilly Apron tutorial at Spotlight (Australia)(metric)


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


 Simple Apron tutorial by Bari J as seen at Vintage Image Madness


 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


Christmas apron, free pattern by Phyllis Dobbs
 

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

 
Dresden pocket half apron free pattern by Maureen Cracknell for Riley Blake Designs


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, Free Spirit Artist Joel Dewberry, 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


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


Mini Me Apron Set, free pattern by Susan at Living With Punks


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.

4 comments:

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

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  2. What a lot of lovely aprons to choose from

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

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  4. Great resource list, thank you!!

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