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Free Apron Patterns You Can Sew in an Afternoon

Free apron patterns for everyone in the family. No matter what type of apron you like or need, you’ll find it here. From full length to half aprons, apron patterns for men, women and kids!

These free apron patterns have everything you’ll need to make an apron from scratch including all the supplies and tools, full directions and plenty of step-by-step photos.

Browse these handpicked aprons sewing patterns collection, and pick the one that suits your style best.


Kitchen apron pattern for beginners

beginners apron pattern

The most basic apron style you can make, and the step by step tutorial shows you how you can draft and sew this adorable kitchen apron in just minutes. No hardware needed. All you need is a yard of thick(ish) fabric and your sewing notions.

via papernstitchblog

Cross back Pinafore apron pattern

pinnafore apron pattern

This pinafore apron has a loose fit and is a great choice if you need a gorgeous free apron pattern for plus size for a gift or for yourself. This cross back apron for women is made of linen blend and is perfect for hot weather.

via farmhouse on boone

Modern apron pattern with Patchwork motif

patchwork full apron pattern

I love how this apron tutorial uses larger fabric scraps to make such a modern apron. Making something so beautiful and useful while getting rid of my (ever growing) scrap fabrics is a match made in heaven

via suzyquilts

Free bib apron pattern

free bib apron with pockets pattern

by (in German, if using Chrome just click Translate to english)

Apron out of 1 yard of fabric

The smart apron pattern placement squeezes a full sized apron out of just a yard of fabric. How cool is that!

via SewCanShe

Plus size apron pattern

standard apron pattern

If you like simplicity, this is the right apron pattern for you. This simple style is super lean, and has no frills, bows, ruffles or laces

via Ahenandherchicks

Full ruffled apron pattern

ruffled apron pattern

If you love being comfortable in the kitchen, but you don’t want to sacrifice style, this ruffled apron is for you. It is a full sized apron with ruffles in contrasting fabric and a handy pocket at the front.

via seekatesew

Men’s apron for BBQ and Kitchen

mens apron pattern

Make this adorable mens apron for your favorite cook! You can even upcycle some hardware to help hold the adjustable neck ties

via shesgotthenotion

Adjustable men’s apron pattern

cook's apron pattern

If you need a more sophisticated mens apron, this one is for you! The free men’s apron pattern features a small chest pocket and a large jumbo pocket at the front

via sew4home

Full length lined men’s apron pattern

If you have a man in your life that loves cooking and barbeques, this is the perfect handmade gift for him: a barbeque apron.


Upcycled denim apron tutorial

upcycled apron tutorial

Turn a pair of jeans into this a useful denim apron. Are you holding onto a pile of jeans that you intend to turn into something else one day? Well, this day is today! Take a dark colored pair and follow this apron tutorial to turn them into this unisex utility apron.

via madebybarb

Bib apron pattern

This beautiful hostess apron is super easy to sew. It features adorable ruffled skirt and adjustable ties for the neck and waist.

via StyleMePretty 

Cute Vintage apron pattern

Look effortlessly stylish while you cook, bake or sew. Put a spring twist on this adorable vintage apron pattern and you’ll wow your family.

via SewMag


Cute farm-style half apron pattern

long apron pattern

The most stylish half apron I’ve seen (and I’ve seen plenty). It is extra long and looks like a skirt at the front.

via aboxoftwine

Gardening apron pattern

garden apron pattern

A versatile gardening apron with four generous pockets at the front is all you need to work in the garden. Perfect for the garden enthusiastic who prefers the waist apron over the long version. Want a harvest apron? Just skip stitching the pocket diveders!

via make-it-do

Unisex tool apron pattern

tool apron pattern

Keep the hammer, wrenches and pens within reach when working around the house, the garage or in the woodshop.

via themerrythought

Tea towel half apron project

tea towel apron

via skiptomylou

Utility apron pattern

This adorable utility apron features two large pockets to keep all your essentials handy and your hands free. This utility apron pattern is great for teachers and crafters alike!

via auntieemscrafts

Reversible apron with hidden surprise – video tutorial

Cute reversible apron that sports wide ties you can tie in a cute bow tie at the back.

Gathered half apron pattern

gathered apron pattern

Work in the garden in style in this adorable gathered apron. If you are like me and would love to add a feminine flair to your gardening activities, this gathered half apron pattern is for you. Just few straight cuts, some cute gathers and half an hour is all you need to make it yours.


Craft show vendor apron pattern

craft apron pattern

Keep all you craft show essentials handy with this craft show apron pattern by Crafty Stacy. It’s really well thought. There are pockets and loops to store everything for the craft show. From business cards and pens, to your phone and keys, keep everything handy. There are even pockets for the money – both the bills and the change have their dedicated placement on this apron.



Japanese crossback apron for kids

crossback apron pattern

No straps, no snaps, no Velcro. Super quick to get on and off without any adult assistance. I’m in love with the simplicity and the brilliance of these cross back kids apron patterns. On top of that it is super duper easy to sew. Great beginner sewing project.

via japanesesewingbooks

Reversible kids apron pattern

kids apron pattern

Turn a dishtowel into a kids apron with two front pockets in as little as 20 minutes. No joking!

via makeithandmade

Little chef’s apron pattern

children apron with free pattern

What’s better than a pair of little hands ‘helping’ in the kitchen? If your little one want to get involve in all the baking and cooking, and you want to minimize the clean up, this child apron is the perfect solution. And the food theme fabrics are the cutest!

via craftingcheerfully

Reversible fat quarter apron with pom pom trim

reversible apron pattern

How about a zero waste apron? As much as I love sewing, I have all the fabric waste it creates, so it was refreshing to see this apron project. All you need is 2 fat quarters and you’ll have zero leftover because the pocket is made out of the armhole cutout. How clever is that!

via aestheticnest

Child’s apron pattern with ruffles

Is you are all about cuteness and ruffles this cheerful child’s apron is for you. It has two pockets – one on the chest and on in the front left corner for every little treasure your little one needs to keep.

via annkelle

I hope you liked my collection of free printable apron patterns. Which one you would like to make – let me know in the comments below.

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Pinky - May 10, 2021

Thank you for free patterns, teaching myself to sew these help

Eileen Dressler - May 12, 2021

As a child, my Mom made cat and dog pillows for children. They had a patterned back and plain face. The facial features were embroider on. She is now 98 and has dementia. Would love to make some pillows.

Beth Stillwell - June 23, 2021

I love these free patterns. I will be making some of them for a fund raiser for our
Platt R. Spencer Historical Society group. Spencer is known as the father of American penmanship. His beautiful cursive writing can be seen on many of our historical documents. We are working on restoring the house he lived in while developing his cursive writing by tracing the letters in the sands of Lake Erie because he didn’t have paper. Thank you so much!

Lori - February 23, 2022

I would like to make a simple apron for a 3 year old. May I have a pattern for this please? Thanks

    Helen - February 23, 2022

    Scroll down to the bottom of the article – you will find apron patterns for kids. You need to see which one will be the best for you
    Happy stitching

Kathleen - March 21, 2022

These are great aprons. I will make a couple for next Christmas. I like the men’s aprons for the male bar-b-quers in the family. By any chance to you have a pattern or instructions for an apron made from a man’s dress shirt. I know I saw it somewhere. But, don’t have the instructions. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas, patterns and instructions. Everything is great. Your are the best.

Gloria - December 31, 2022

Do you have an easy Pattern for a sleeveless jacket type apron that snaps up the front.

    Helen - January 3, 2023

    No, all the apron patterns are listed here

Gloria - April 15, 2023

I look everytime you feature the apron patterns, I love the apron that snaps up the front like a sleeveless jacket look. Is there any possibility that you have one of those patterns.


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