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Apron easy enough for a 5 year old to make. Free sewing pattern and tutorial

20 Minute Child Sized Apron Tutorial

Awesome FREE child sized apron pattern. This 20 minute tutorial is great for sewing beginners or those wanting a fast and easy gift idea. 


  • Main apron fabric 17 X 11 inches A fat quarter should work unless it is a directional print.
  • Strap fabric 5 X 44 or longer inches
  • Pocket 5.25 X 5.25 inches optional and it’s fun to do different sizes
  • Apron Pattern download here
  • Iron-on Vinyl for initial optional


  • Cut all apron pieces. My main apron pattern piece is mostly an 8.5 X 11 inch paper with a curve at the bottom and then cut on the fold. You can make your own with that same idea or get my Free Kid’s Apron Pattern just click on the image or link and then save to your computer.
  • If making with a pocket begin by ironing the edges of your pocket piece down about 1/2 inch on all sides.
  • Sew along one edge with a 1/4 seam allowance. This will be the top edge of your pocket.
  • With right sides together iron you strap piece in have lengthwise.
  • With a 3/8 seam allowance sew down the long edge of the folded strap along the raw edge to form a long tube.
  • Flip the strap right side out and iron. I use a loop turner (If you have never used one here’s a video of how they work, they are magical!)
  • Next serge or zig zag around the edges of the main apron fabric.
  • Fold under, pin, and sew down the sides and around the bottom. For a prettier finish fold twice. We only did one fold and they are fine.
  • Pin the pocket to the front of your apron how ever you would like and sew down the three edges leaving the top edge open.
  • Next pin the waist band to the apron main piece overlapping about 1 inch.
  • Sew to attach the waist band to the apron main piece.
  • If you want to add some iron-on vinyl now is the time to do that. If you’re like iron-on what? it’s one of my favorite craft supplies and you can learn how to use iron-on vinyl here.
  • Lastly tuck in the ends of your strap and sew a row of stitches across to close. If you used the end of the fabric from one selvege edge to the other then you can skip this step I didn’t have the girls do this.
  • Tie on and bake something awesome!
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