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Reversible Half-Apron

Added Jun 28, 2010

by fabricitis

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A half-apron with two pockets and ruffles made using a self-designed pattern. I tried making this apron from old jeans and some fabric scraps. There wasn’t enough pink cotton fabric left to make pockets on both sides. But this way the apron can be worn with pocket side out or no-pocket side. I also made the straps out of the jeans (because there wasn’t enough of the pink cotton). That didn’t work very well because the heavy denim made the ties too stiff. The apron is wearable and serves as a good proof of concept, but future versions should use lighter fabric for the straps.

Material Notes

Old jeans, cotton fabric scraps




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Other, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Polyester

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    Dec 17, 2010, 08.00 PMby andreakaysmith

    Thanks so much. I am making this pattern smaller to be a bib for my little one and as she gets older, it can be a miniature half apron for her to use during crafting activities. You’ve inspired me. Thanks.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 03.28 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice apron! One more idea on what to do with jeans and skirts that don’t fit me anymore.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 04.03 PMby fabricitis

      Thanks for the feedback. :)

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    Jun 29, 2010, 01.34 PMby nehmah

    Thanks very much for this pattern. I start teaching a mother-daughter set the basics of sewing, today. I dislike teaching sewing basics if all they leave with is a napkin or hand towel with ribbon added. As they both cook, this will be immediately usable. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Jun 29, 2010, 03.05 PMby fabricitis

      That sounds great. It makes me happy to know someone will use the pattern this way. Please let me know how it goes with the sewing lesson.

      This is one of my first patterns, so if anything is confusing, let me know and I’ll try to clarify. (You might want to try making one yourself first just to make sure that I did an OK job with the pattern and instructions, and that they won’t be too confusing for a new sewer…everything, of course, made sense to me, but that doesn’t mean they’d make sense for others)

      I did notice one typo (in the wastband section of instructions I called it a ruffle piece) and I’ll try to fix that asap.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 03.14 PMby fabricitis

      p.s. I haven’t actually tested the pocket ruffle yet. Theoretically it should work as designed, but I just wanted to let you know that the pocket ruffle hasn’t been tested and could have some difficulty. Also, I’d recommend making the apron ruffle piece 2-3 inches longer than in the pattern for more ruffle fullness. (In the pattern, I made the apron ruffle about 1.5 inches shorter than I really wanted it to be because I was having trouble getting it to fit into the printed pattern)

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