DIY Easy Apron

Easy ticking stripe apron

Hi friends! Welcome back!

Today I have an easy DIY for you. This simple apron done in sturdy, ticking stripe canvas, works up within a hour. It’s perfect to wear in the kitchen, garden, workshop, craft room and even as a vendor apron at at a craft show.

My talented friend Nancylynn at Confessions of a Fit Foodie needed an apron to wear for a photo shoot she had recently for her website.  If you guys haven’t checked her out yet, do! She posts healthy, but delicious, uncomplicated recipes. I wish I knew my way around the kitchen like she does! Photo credit to Kristen Burrell of You better believe I’ll be contacting her for my own shoot!

Here is Nancylynn in my apron. So cute right? (Her, of course)!

But the apron is pretty sweet too. And here’s how to make it.

Supply List

  1. Ticking stripe canvas (or plain canvas) cut in the following pieces: 20″x12″ for the main piece,” 13″x6″ for the pocket, and 1″x27″ (x2) for ties. Make the ties 6-8 longer if you wish to wrap the ties fully around your waist.
  2.  1/2 inch eyelets and eyelet setter
  3. Sewing supplies: thread, sewing machine, scissors, and hammer for setting eyelets.


After you have the fabric cut, fold over the two short sides of the main body piece 1/4 inch and then another 1/2 inch. This hides the raw edge. Iron to get a crisp fold. Top stitch. Do the same for the top and bottom of main body. Top stitch.

Repeat this procedure for the pocket piece. Center the pocket on your apron, two inches from the top, and pin. Sew the pocket to the main fabric leaving the top unsewn. Decide where you’d like your pocket divided. I sewed a line from the top to the bottom of the pocket at 6 inches from the left side. This gave me two slip pockets, one smaller, for holding my phone or smaller items.

Measure one inch in and one inch down from the top left corner side of your apron. Mark this dot. This is where you will center your eyelet. Set eyelet as directed on package. Do the same for the right side.

For your ties, lay with wrong side up . Fold the fabric down one quarter inch, to the center, and up one quarter inch, to the center. This creates a one half inch strip.  Fold the end of the tie to hide the raw edge and iron.  Zig-zag stitch the entire length and repeat with the other tie. Thread tie with raw edge through eyelet front to back. Fold over to hide raw edge and sew to secure. Sew a few lines back and forth several times to really secure it to itself.

And that’s it! Enjoy your apron! If you decide to make one I’d love to see it!

Easy apron


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