How to Sew an Apron by Hand

Make an apron using craft supplies.
Make an apron using craft supplies. (Image: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

When you enjoy baking or cooking on a regular basis, you can make your time in the kitchen more exciting by wearing decorative aprons. Although you can buy eccentric and colorful aprons from a department store, they can often feel generic and commercial. Instead of buying a premade apron, make your own using a few basic materials that can be purchased from an arts and crafts supply store. This enables you to customize the apron to suit your personal taste.

Things You'll Need

  • Cotton fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Woven ribbon, 1 inch wide

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Cut out a rectangle from cotton fabric, using scissors to measure 3 ft. wide, 4 ft. long.

Fold all of the edges over by 1 inch, and pin the edges in place using straight pins.

Sew around the pinned edge using thread and a needle. Remove the straight pins. This will create a clean edging around the apron.

Cut two pieces of woven ribbon using scissors to measure 12 inches long each.

Place the rectangle horizontally onto a flat surface, right side down, and pin one end of a ribbon onto both of the top corners.

Sew the ends of the ribbons onto their respective corners, then remove the straight pins. You can now tie the apron around your waist.

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