This is a pattern for the easiest apron ever. It is just a rectangle with a tie and a simple patch pocket, but does everything that you expect an Apron to do. You can make this any size you want depending on the height and waist measurement of the person who will use this.
Half of waist round ( measure the waist where you mean to tie the apron- maybe near the bellybutton or on the waistband of your current skirt/pants.)
Measurement from the waist to above knee
How to make this simple and easy Apron
Cut out Pattern pieces
Cut out the Apron main piece
Width = half of waist round + 1 inch seam allowance( The picture above shows the fabric piece folded by half)
Length = length measured from waist to above knee
Cut out the tie
Width = 2.5 inch
Length = 54 inch + half of waist round
Cut out the pocket piece
Width = 7 inch
Length = 15 inch
How to sew the Easy apron
Finish the side edges and bottom edge of the Apron piece. Turn under the side edges and stitch. Turn under the hem and stitch
Make the apron tie
You need a long piece to make the tie – I had only small fabric piece to make this tie, so I cut out many pieces and joined them together to make the long fabric strip
Joined it the same way that bias binding strips are joined , diagonally, so that the seam is diagonal and not vertical.
Turn the short edge of the fabric strip to the back of the fabric . Finger press in place.
Now fold the fabric strip by the center lengthwise , right sides together( wrong side out)
Stitch the long edges together 27 inches from both the sides.This will leave just the middle portion unstitched. Donot stitch the end edges .
Pin a safety pin near the short edge ( which is open) and turn the tube inside out. Do this for the other side as well.
You will get the tie prepared like this.
You can sew the short end closed after it is right side out with small whip stitches with a hand sewing needle and thread.
Join the tie and apron piece
Now keep the apron piece top edge inside the unstitched portion of the tie. Top stitch in place. The apron is finished but for the pocket.
I have decided to add some embroidery to my apron. I have made rosette chain stitch flowers on the pocket piece.
The pocket piece we have cut is a lining as well as the main pocket.
Fold the pocket piece by half , wrongsides together.
Draw the design on the face portion of the pocket.
Hoop the fabric ( only the face of the pocket, not the layer which will be the lining). I kept a tear away interfacing on the back of the fabric for some stability. Fill the flowers with any of your favorite filling stitches. You can make embroidered roses or any of the embroidered flowers here
I have marked three circles . Then drew smaller circles inside for sewing the rosette chain stitch fillings here.
After the embroidery is over, remove from the hoop.Cut away the interfacing.
Keep the fabric piece folded, right-sides together. Stitch the side edges together. Donot stitch the top edge. Trim the seam allowance and clip the top edge of the seam allowance diagonally.
Turn the pocket right side out. Now you have the pocket piece with the lining.
Turn under the bottom edge and press.
Keep it some 2-3 inches down from the waistband , aligning the center of the apron piece to the pocket piece . Pin in place
Stitch the bottom edge first ; top stitch the turned under edge. Then topstitch the side edges. Done.