adjustable full apron for women or men: tutorial

Adjustable full apron for women or men

I recently picked up some soft chambray, knowing it would be perfect for a gender-neutral apron. Want to make one too? Here’s how.

Apron materials

You’ll need:
1 yard of main fabric (or a tad more; you can squeak it out of one yard though)
10″ x 16″ pocket fabric
3.5 yards of 1.25″ twill tape (I got mine here)
Thread to match each of the fabrics, and the twill tape.

apron layout

Fold your main fabric in half, selvedge to selvedge. Measure and mark a shape as shown above, using chalk or a soluble marker. Cut it out.


Fold down the top edge half an inch, then another half inch. Stitch.


Fold and stitch hems on the 20″ long straight sides, and the bottom, in the same manner.


Fold one angled side under 1/4″, then fold again at 1″. Press and stitch close to the edge.


Repeat for the other angled side.


Turn one long edge of the pocket piece under a half inch, then another half inch. Stitch.


Turn the other three pocket edges under 1/4″ twice. Press.


Fold the pocket in half width-wise, and press to mark the center line. Open up the fold again.


Align the pocket with the center fold of the apron, 2-1/2″ down from where the angled sides begin. Make sure it is straight and centered. Pin in place.


Stitch close to the edge of the pocket, then again about 1/8″ inside the first stitching line.


Mark and stitch a vertical line about 3-1/2″ from the edge of the pocket, to make a divided section.


Turn under one end of the twill tape 1/2″, then another 1/2″. Stitch to secure. Repeat with other end.


Thread the twill tape up through one of the angled channels and down through the other.

Adjustable full apron for women or men

Give to your favourite cook or artist.

Leave a comment


  1. Loving your tutorials :)

  2. I love the one that you made me! I have been shopping for kitchen and art aprons for a few years now and this is perfect for either. I’m choosing to use it in the art studio when I’m painting, unless I need it for cooking, like when confectionary sugar gets everywhere during the making of buttercream frosting.

  3. Elizabeth

     /  February 3, 2014

    Awesome tute! Great apron!

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