I think Kelly Ballou from Sew a Little Seam has got to be one of the most generous (and talented) designers out there.
She just released yet another amazing FREE pattern!!
The Avery Apron!
This is such a fun one! It comes in Doll, Kids and Adults sizes, and yes, they’re all FREE. Woot! Woot!
Not only are Kelly’s patterns always well drafted and thoroughly tested but they are also CHOCK FULL of options! And the Avery is no different.
The apron is lined and reversible and is an easy pattern to make, the hardest thing about it is choosing between the options! 😀
Now let’s talk about my apron…
Well, since I spend more time at my sewing machine then in the kitchen, I knew I wanted it to be a sewing apron. Something I could wear to keep all my handy dandy tools with me, within easy reach. A cute sewing version of a tool belt, I guess. 😉
For that purpose I thought that a sturdier fabric would be preferred, so I decided to up-cycle an old pair of jeans.
Can I just say… I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! <3
The pattern options I used were:
- Top with square corners and
- Non gathered corner with square corners;
- Rectangular pocket, divided in two.
I made 2 main adjustments/modifications to the pattern:
- added 2 belt loops to the side of the pocket to hang scissors and measuring tape from;
- used the original jean waistband instead of making one according to the pattern, so mine has a button closure on the back instead of a pretty bow.
Oh, yeah… I also kept the back pocket of the jean, as an extra! It’s perfect to hold my phone while I’m sewing! 😛 I always listen to audiobooks, so it’s handy to keep it close by when my bluetooth earphones are charging!
As for size, I made a size S for the top and waist and graded the skirt part to size L.
As I mentioned before, the apron is fully lined. For the lining, I used the same cotton fabric I used for my PJ Pants. Yay for using all the scraps!
In the original pattern the lining goes all the way to the end of the apron, but because I wanted to use the original jean hem, I shortened the lining a bit and sewed to the edge of it.
Samantha wanted an apron as well, and had her fabrics already chosen, but as soon as she saw mine, she asked for a denim one as well.
Good thing I have plenty of old jeans to recycle… lol
She chose for the one piece apron with velcro straps, side ties and rectangular pockets.
As you can see, she wanted an apron to paint and craft in.
The only little addition to the pattern I made was to use the heart pocket pattern piece as an applique to the top part of the apron.
Love the cute bow on the back!!
I was having so much fun making this that I went ahead and made it fully reversible, with applique and pocket on both sides.
According to her, it’s one side for crafting and one side for cooking! 😉
This is such a fun project!
It’s very beginner friendly and if you’re still scrambling to get some Christmas sewing done, this is the project for you! Dolls, Boys, Girls, Women, Men… everyone can use a good apron, right?
It’s also a super cute photo prop! haha
AVERY APRON – Sew a Little Seam
You’ll receive the pattern for free when you subscribe to their newsletter.