Detailed fussy cutting and precise stitching create an apron that is truly one of a kind, taking full advantage of the amazing Curiouser and Curiouser collection by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, based on Alice and all her Adventures.

Precision decorative stitching runs across the apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the ornament appliqués along the skirt. These sparkling embellishments augment the apron’s empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.

Looking at something from different angles is a smart approach for most things in life. It’s also the idea behind the 3-in-1 Series we developed with our friends and sponsor, Janome America. This Series shows one project done three ways on three different machines. The first apron in the series: Easy Elegance debuted this past

This pretty apron shows off a number of fun embellishments and sewing techniques. And it’s one of THREE different looks built on a basic design that features an empire waist, piping accents, patch pockets, and wide sash ties.

The traditional smock styling of this apron means you have coverage both front and back with side ties that allow it to fit a wide range of body types. There’s a full pocket across the front and super cute shoulder ruffles.

When we moved to the country a few years ago, one of the first differences we noticed was the birds. In the city, there wasn't much in the way of bird diversity. You have pigeons, starlings and crows - not much else. But outside of tow, we're surrounded by a variety of feathered friends singing,

Designed to hold whichever tools you use most in your role as a Maker of beautiful things. There’s a set of 13 pockets and the bib is detachable. It would be a fantastic vendor apron for craft fairs and farmer’s markets.

Everyone who loves Mary Engelbreit raise your hand! You’re in good company; this creative woman has been stealing our hearts with her adorable designs for decades. And now: ribbons! We are thrilled our friends at Renaissance Ribbons are now offering Mary Engelbreit ribbons. We designed a sweet child's apron to feature some of these cute-as-a-button

This apron is one of our most popular ever. The free downloadable pattern allows you to cut the main front and back of the apron as single pieces. We love the retro style of the sweetheart neckline and mini-sweet pockets.

Facings along both sides of the bib are made into casings, then threaded through with an extra-long tie that acts a continuous drawstring, creating both the adjustable neck loop as well as the wraparound waist ties.

This reversible apron features a cool crossover bib. And, fussy cutting a large, bold motif creates a dramatic finish. We offer detailed steps as well as links to full S4H tutorials on fussy cutting and pattern matching.

Is there a guy in your life who should be crowned King of the Kitchen? We love Dad Chefs, and this apron is specially designed to suit their style. The body is made from tough canvas and features a full coverage outline.

Spring is coming (we promise), and this floral fantasy apron has all the pretty details you need to celebrate the season: from a pleated bib to cute diagonal flap pockets – each held in place with an accent button.

An apron in flannel makes for some cozy cookin’! The ties adjust with grommets and knots to fit a variety of sizes. And rick rack around the bib and along the waistband is the perfect finishing touch. We made ours with pre-cuts.

Football season is here! Show your pride with a fan-favorite tailgate apron in team logo fabric. Using both a solid and a stripe in coordinating team colors for the lining, pockets, and bottom accent band adds extra team spirit.

If cooking makes you happy, you definitely need this happy little apron. There are three tiers of ruffles in a shorter, sassier style plus an extra flounce across the bodice. An easy-to-assemble pattern is included.

Like whipped cream on a plain piece of pie, decorative stitches can turn an ordinary project into something special. We started with a basic bib and skirt design in natural colors of cotton duck, then added multiple rows of stitching.

More things in life should be reversible. Having a string of bad luck? Flip it over, and win the lottery. If that’s not possible, you can at least start with this cool reversible apron. We used bold, summer-fun colors on both sides.

It’s time to plunge your hands into fresh dirt! Our Gardening Apron can help with the tough outdoor tasks. The design features a unique split-skirt that allows you to squat, bend, sit or stand without stretching, pulling or binding.

A heart-shaped bib, pretty ruffles rimming the edges, darts and pleats, all in a yummy combo of color and motif. This is one fun, flirty apron. And we make no apologies for its all-out “girly-girlness.” Shown in two fabric combos.

Pretty points on the bib and skirt give this signature S4H apron its name, but we also think it sparkles like a diamond thanks to all the beautiful details. There’s a free pattern download to help create perfect angles.

I’ve always loved overalls. When my kids were small, they were my rough-and-tumble choice for play clothes. But, they’re a personal favorite as well because they have such a comfy, loose fit. We often look to clothing items as initial inspiration for our apron projects, and knowing that Dritz had a great set of Overall
If you want a truly hardworking apron, it’s hard to beat oilcloth. It’s durable, easy to clean (great when kids are involved), and the bold designs and bright colors are fun for any occasion  – many with a retro feel. As we roll into Spring, you should be able to spot great selections of oilcloth

This hardworking apron is full of clever surprises. The most striking is its cool lace-up front: bold eyelets woven through with a boot lace. There’s also a hanging pocket that moves with you and a bright pop of color on the lining.

This unique apron pulls together three embellishment techniques: embroidery, decorative stitching, and quilting. We also added form-flattering pleats underneath the waistband and darts in the lower bodice.

While working on this gorgeous apron, I admit to humming that old nursery rhyme under my breath, “Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Sailor….” We absolutely love the vintage tailoring motifs that run through the Dapper collection by Tim Holtz for FreeSpirit Fabrics. We took the theme and ran with it, designing an apron with subtle hints of

Careful fussy cutting and renaissance details give this apron its unique style. Pattern downloads are offered for the bodice pieces as well as the pretty oval pocket. Originally done in the Elizabeth collection by Tula Pink.

What if you could create an apron from just five fat quarters and a tiny bit of lining — where there would be virtually no wasted fabric? The scraps from this garden party apron could fit in a garden party teacup.

Ombre is a French word for shading or graduating. In fashion, it refers to the graduation of color in a garment, such as when a fabric is very dark at one end and gradually lightens. With the multitude of tones to choose from within today's quilting cotton solids, we were able to achieve a beautiful

A number of colors and textures come together in this pretty apron, but each item is balanced – so they all shine together rather than one thing hogging center stage. Both the neck and waist ties are fully adjustable.

This apron has a unique empire waist and lovely details that make it pretty enough to wear outside the kitchen: piping, gentle gathering across the skirt, an eye-catching oval pocket, and an optional fabric flower. We added a safety-pin to the back of our flower so it could be worn at strap level, at the
Bold blocks of color define this classic cook's apron. It's a great project to take advantage of a fabric collection with larger motifs. If you're planning a dining extravaganza anytime soon, you should know it's a proven fact that a festive apron will make the day go more smoothly (we are not obligated to tell
A full-coverage apron is a true vintage classic. The longer skirt and over-the-head bib are serious about keeping you clean top to bottom. Our version is completely reversible — even the ties are double-sided. We originally used the very pretty kitty fabric from the Meow or Never collection by Erin Michael for Moda Fabrics. It's

This panel-style apron (with a bonus matching hot pad) lets you play with a bold print to improve your fussy cutting skills. The wraparound pocket is a perfect match against the skirt, and a solid color frames the bib and skirt.

This charming apron blends three different fabrics to create a wonderful swirl of colors and motifs. You'll love the unique details that bring it all together: bound slash pockets, two gathered tiers for the skirt, and a framed bodice with a cross-tie at the top. Even with all these custom accents, this is still a

Spooky Season is right around the corner. Cast a spell over the little trick-or-treaters with this fashionable Halloween apron. With an empire waist, double layer skirt, and pretty piped pocket, it has a certain haunting charm.

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