16 Free Apron Patterns to Sew For Spring


Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your kitchen look with a fun, new apron. I’ve gathered 16 free apron patterns that more fun to make than any other spring activity. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at sewing, these patterns will add a splash of springtime cheer to your cooking and baking.

Aprons are one of my favorite sewing projects because they are a great way to use leftover fabric from quilts and other projects; plus, they are something people use every day! Do you want a patchwork apron, jelly roll apron, half apron, or full coverage apron? You’ll find your favorite one here.

Before you get started sewing, make sure you have:

  • a sewing machine
  • scissors, rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
  • fabric
  • coordinating thread

One-Yard Magic Apron

The 1-Yard Magic Apron Pattern is one of the most popular sewing patterns ever. Even someone who is a beginner at sewing can sew a beautiful apron to share as a gift or protect their clothes while cooking, and who doesn’t have a yard of fabric? I love the large pockets.

The simplicity of this apron makes it:

  • Perfect if you are sewing for a guy.
  • Great for adding embroidery.
  • Good for teaching someone sewing skills like how to pin, hem, fold and press, and topstitch.

Easy Ruffled Apron

Photo credit: Crazy Little Projects

If you want to sew a ruffled apron, but it still needs to be quick and easy to sew, you’ll love this Ruffled Apron Tutorial from Crazy Little projects. It checks all the boxes!

Classic BBQ Apron

BBQ apron sewing pattern
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This classic BBQ Apron pattern was designed with a man or a woman in mind because my husband tends to ruin his shirts when barbecuing. I used cute BBQ-themed fabric to sew these double-layer aprons so they provide extra protection against splatters! I used plain muslin for the back, but if you use cute fabric on both sides, then it will be a reversible apron too.

This DIY apron also has longer ties at the waist and adjustable neck straps.

Mile a Minute Jelly Roll Apron

Got some leftover jelly roll strips? You need to make a mile-a-minute jelly roll apron! The front pockets on this apron are the only part not sewn from 2 1/2” strips and I love the cute angled position that is also comfortable to use.

This is also a two-layered apron, so there is no hemming. Sew the two layers right sides together, turn, and top stitch!

Kitchen Towel Apron

Photo credit: Heather Handmade

Learn how to sew an apron using just two materials: some ribbon and a kitchen towel, hand towel, or tea towel! This easy-to-follow tutorial from Heather Handmade is perfect for beginners or teaching someone how to sew.

Cute Kids Apron

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

Here’s a free kids apron pattern made in a similar style to the BBQ Apron above. How cute would a father/son or mother/daughter matching set be as a gift? This BBQ Apron For Kids would make a great kids’ art smock too – don’t you think?

The neck and waist straps are made out of double-fold bias tape to save time.

Womens Pinafore Apron

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

I love the nostalgic and pretty look of a pinafore apron! Here is a gorgeous pattern for a Pinafore Apron with rick rack trim on the skirt edges and the bib. I love it!

Matching Child’s Apron

Photo credit: Melissa Mortenson / Polka Dot Chair

Melissa also sewed this darling child’s apron and shared the free pattern on the blog. She made this one in a farmhouse style that is so delightful. This apron also has rick rack on the skirt, but don’t you think it would be cute with pom pom trim too?

Cute Half Apron Pattern

Sometimes a half apron is all you need, and this one is probably it. The Cute and Modern Pocket Apron tutorial is a great choice, along with a free tutorial. All you need to cut is rectangles!

One Yard Magic Hostess Apron and Bag Pattern

Who wants to sew an apron and matching bag with just a yard of fabric? This darling Hostess Apron and Tote Bag from 1 yard of fabric turned out so cute. The straight seams on the apron are great practice for a novice at the sewing machine. The ties are long enough to wrap around the front bar apron style.

The Fabric Lover’s Apron

Photo credit: Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Maureen Cracknell’s Fabric Lover’s Apron is among the most inspiring free sewing tutorials ever! Use your favorite fabric scraps and sew an apron you never want to take off. Or it’s the perfect gift for another fabric enthusiast.

Smock Apron with Ties and Pockets

Photo credit: Patchwork Posse

I love the free Smock Apron pattern from Patchwork Posse. It doesn’t tug at your neck plus it does a superb job at protecting your clothes from spills and splatters!

DIY Ruffled Apron

Photo credit: See Kate Sew

Get ready to sew a beautiful ruffled apron with a gathered skirt and a pocket, too. The Ruffled Apron pattern is free when you sign up for the See Kate Sew newsletter.

Tessuti Apron Pattern

Photo credit: tessuti-shop.com

No apron pattern collection would be complete without the Tessuti apron. This free pattern has caused quite a ‘stir!’ My sister made me one, and I love it.

Gardening Apron

Photo credit: Sew Simple Home

Create a durable apron with multiple pockets for kitchen or gardening tools. This easy apron pattern is double-layer and has big pockets!

Retro Ruffled Apron

Photo credit: Easy Peasy Creative Ideas

If you’re looking for an apron with a little retro flair that is sweet looking, fun and easy to make, this  is it. This darling ruffled apron sewing pattern is a great project for beginners as well as experienced sewing enthusiasts!

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