Welcome back to Team Timeless, an ongoing series of tutorials brought to you by some of our favorite designers! This month, Cheryl Bush of Sew Can Do is back to share her Winter Ruffle Apron pattern that is perfect for the holidays.
Featuring the new Home For The Holidays collection, this apron is so fun to cook and twirl in. Read on for instructions…
Make a fun and frilly apron to wear throughout the holiday season with my
Christmas Ruffle Apron Pattern & Tutorial.
It has a nice full front to keep clothes clean while cooking & baking:
Full of fluffy, pretty ruffles in cheery holiday colors & prints like buffalo check, chalkboard snowflakes and vintage red trucks with a festive and flattering fit!
The apron also features an adjustable single tie to get just the right fit around the neck and waist:
It’s fully finished on the back too, so it’s technically reversible and a great way to use even more festive prints! It’s perfect Christmas wear for a hostess or to make as a gift.
28″h x 20″w (at bottom)
Seam allowance is three-eighths of an inch unless otherwise noted.
– 1/2 yd cuts of Gail-C6887, C7200-Black, Holiday-C5790 Red, Holiday-C5790 Green
– 1/4 yd cuts of C7200-Pine, C7200-Cherry, Holiday-C5784 Red, Gail-C6887, Gail-C6886
– 2 1/2yd 1 inch wide grosgrain ribbon or twill tape
– Yard stick, rotary cuter, iron, disappearing marker/chalk, pins, safety pin
– My FREE Christmas Ruffle Apron Pattern HERE
Download my free top apron pattern pieces (set printer to actual size and check against the square inch on the page), then print, cut out and tape halves together per the instructions.
Fold fabrics, selvages together before cutting
– Along fold cut top apron front from and top apron back from Gail-C6887 and Holiday-C5790 Red.
– Cut 22″w x 17″h lower apron front from and lower apron back from C7200-Black, Holiday-C5790 Green
– Cut single WOF x 4 1/2″h strip from each of C7200-Pine, C7200-Cherry, Holiday-C5784 Red, Gail-C6887, Gail-C6886
Double fold all sides of ruffle strips under by 1/4 in (except the top ruffle, which needs the horizontal top edge unfolded). Press, then topstitch short sides and bottom sides for all. Baste along top for each piece. Pull up on bobbin threads and cinch fabric to ruffle the strips. Spread evenly.
Mark the front piece with horizontal lines for the ruffle placement as shown:
Starting at bottom marking line, pin basted top edges of ruffles into place, leaving a 3/8in space on either side for the seam allowance:
Fabric order shown for ruffles is:
Stitch ruffles into place along top edge:
With right sides facing, pin lower edge of front apron top piece to the top edge of the ruffled lower piece and stitch together. Do the same for the back apron pieces.
With right sides facing, pin together front & back pieces of apron, being careful to tuck the ruffle layers inward. Stitch together all the way around leaving 1 1/4 in wide gaps at the corners of the top edge and side edges (for the tie casing) and leaving a 3 inch gap at the bottom for turning. Trim seam allowances and turn right side out.
Press all edges flat. Slip stitch by hand or machine stitch bottom gap opening.
Mark, then top stitch 1 1/4 in inward from curved sides to create the casing.
Starting at one lower end, insert ribbon/twill tape through one side casing (attached to a bodkin or safety pin) and down through the other to create the adjustable apron tie. Heat seal or stitch ends of ties to prevent fraying.
Time to put it on and enjoy the merry-making season!