Ruffle apron tutorial

This weekend was my friend Morgan's bridal shower! She is getting married in December and I'm honored to be by her side on that day. For her shower gift, I sewed her a super cute ruffle apron -- perfect for a soon-to-be wife. :) The fabrics are from the new Lotus Valley line you can find at Jo Ann's.
Here's a quick how-to:
1. Cut a base piece of fabric to your desired size. This one is about 35in x 20in. Hem all sides.
2. Cut the tie - about 6in x 84in {You will likely have to sew two strips together}. Fold right sides together and sew as a tube. Turn right side out and iron flat.
3. Cut the strips of fabric for the ruffles. I did 3- all were about 6in x 65 in. Hem all sides, do a basting stitch then ruffle the three strips to about 35in.
4. Sew the waistband to the base piece of fabric at the top. I tucked the first ruffle under the bottom of the waistband for a nice, finished seam.
5. Sew the remaining ruffles on. Place them about an inch underneath the preceding ruffle.
6. VOILA! A cute and fun apron for yourself or a friend. These make great bridal shower or Christmas gifts!
blog signature


  1. This turned out very cute. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is great. I wish I could sew :-) What a nice talent to have!

  3. That is simply adorable! And you make it sound so easy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So great. Ruffles are so trendy and then mix them with these fun fabrics and you have a great look. Wonderful.

  5. Very cute - my best friend and I are making each other handmade gifts for Christmas this year and I think this is going on my list to make her!

  6. How cute - I'm diggin' those boots, too.

  7. I can't get over how cute this is! The fabris you chose is GREAT!! I am bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Loved the apron and thanks for the how to
    I would love it if you linked this to my link party Sew Crafty Saturday over at Sew Chic and Unique

    Mayya @ Sew Chic & Unique