Mother’s Day Apron
Growing up, I can remember multiple school sewing projects involving apron making. I can even remember one that was supposed to be a Mother’s Day gift. Maybe it’s been done more than a few times, but hear us out. A Mother’s Day apron is one of the most perfect gifts! It’s handmade (raise your hand if your mother doesn’t love handmade gifts). It’s functional–since we are human and we need to eat, isn’t an apron like the most basic kitchen necessity? Oh, and the most important reason to make this apron: it’s just so adorable.
Our Mother’s Day Apron
This Mother’s Day apron is unique in part because we had the pleasure of using our very own custom Spoonflower fabric! Get ready for a lot more sewing projects–we’ve just touched the tip of the iceberg with this. We love how the pink and red checkerboard turned out with the apron. It was the perfect choice!
We also have an apron pattern that we’re especially thrilled about–due to the easily adjustable neck strap, it can fit pretty much any body size and shape. Because you don’t want to be dealing with a saggy or too-tight apron when you’re in the kitchen. It should fit perfectly!
How to Make a Checkerboard Mother’s Day Apron
Here’s how to make a checkerboard apron for the mothers in your life:
Prepping the Fabric
- First, you’ll want to prewash your fabric and dry it.
- Next, iron or steam the fabric so it’s nice and smooth.
- Now, lay out your pattern pieces and cut them out (see our PDF for specific details on printing and assembling the pattern).
Making the Strap
- With your strap pieces cut out, place two of the short ends with right sides together and sew along the edge with 1/2″ seam allowance. Trim and iron out flat.
- Now repeat the first step to attach the third piece, then fold over both ends by about 1/2″ and iron.
- Next, with right sides together, sew all along the raw edge of the fabric to make an inside-out tube.
- Turn the tube right side out (use a safety pin to pull it through), iron flat, then top stitch around the entire thing.
- Done! Set it aside until you’re ready to add it to the apron.
Sewing the Apron
Now you can start on the apron itself!
- First, hem the two sides and bottom. To do this, fold and iron the raw edge to the wrong side by 1/4″, then fold it over by another 1/4″ to hide the raw edge and iron. Sew all the way around the three bottom sides.
- For mitered corners, see our tutorial here!
- Now you’re ready for the top hem. For this, fold and iron the raw edge over by 1/4″, then again by 1″. Sew along the edge to tack it down and that hem is done.
- Next are the casings. For these, iron the outside curve under by 1/4″. Then line one casing up with the curve of the apron, right sides together, using notches as a guide. Sew along the edge.
- Now clip around the curve a bit.
- Next, hem each edge of the casing so it’s lined up with the edge of the apron. Tack each end down with a line of stitching.
- Turn the casing over to the other side and press flat.
- Finally, sew along the edge of the casing to tack it down and you’re done!
Assembling the Apron
The last step is to fully assemble your Mother’s Day apron.
- To do this, simply pin a safety pin to one end of the strap and feed it through both casings to make the neck loop. Adjust as desired for the perfect fit and you’re all done!
Happy Mother’s Day! Will you make her an apron this year? Let us know in the comments!
Loved this tutorial on how to make a Mother’s Day apron and want a little more? Try these sweet spring outfits for the whole family! You also might be interested in this quilted shower curtain or mask, this DIY headboard, or this DIY beeswax wrap.