How To Make a Garden Apron

Whether it’s working on your home, or getting the pool ready for summer, it’s the perfect season to start with new, creative DIY projects. Gardening is a popular on-going project throughout spring and summer, so I thought, why not make a garden apron? Better yet, a garden apron made from outdoor fabric that is water and sun resistant!

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Instructions

Step 1: Measure & cut the fabric

On the wrong side of the fabric, measure and draw two 19″ wide by 36″ long rectangles.

Because the pattern on this fabric runs vertical, I’m making sure the length of the rectangle is running vertically with the pattern.

Once you’ve drawn the rectangles, cut them out using the rotary cutter.

DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Cutting the fabric

Step 2: Sew the apron

For both rectangles, fold the 4 sides over  1/2″ and iron.

Place the rectangles on top of each other with the right sides facing out.  Pin around all 4 sides and stitch with a 3/8″ seam allowance.

DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Stitching the pieces
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Stitching the pieces

Step 3: Sew the pockets

Fold the fabric in half.  Fold the top part down 8″ and up 4″.  Pin along the sides and stitch.

Measure 5 and 1/2″ in from the side and mark with a pin.  From that pin measure another 5 and 1/2″ and mark with another pin.  Where the 2 pins are, stitch a straight line down to the end.  Back stitch at the top and bottom.

DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Making the pockets
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Making the pockets
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Making the pockets
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Making the pockets

Step 4: Sew the waistband

Fold the top over 3″, pin, and stitch across.  Measure 1 and 1/2″ into the middle, pin, and stitch across.

DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the waistband
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the waistband
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the waistband

Step 5: Sew the straps

Take the ends of the bias tape and pin them together with the right sides facing each other.  Back stitch and stitch across.

Fold to the right side and stitch along the edges of the entire bias tape.  Insert through the waistband using a stick or long object to help push it through.  Straighten out the bias tape and your apron is now complete.

DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the straps
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the straps
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the straps
DIY Garden Apron Tutorial - Sewing the straps
DIY Garden Apron - Finished
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