How to Make an Apron With Pockets Out of Old Tea Towels

7 Materials
1 Hour

Have some extra fabric lying around? Looking for the next best sewing DIY? Then this tutorial is for you! I’m going to show you how to make an apron with pockets out of old tea towels.

This super-easy, full-proof method requires no pattern. All you have to do is take some measurements, and you’re good to go! Let’s make a DIY apron together.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Measurements for the apron pattern

1. Make the pattern

You’ll need to take a few measurements to make this DIY apron—first, measure just above your bust and also the length you’d like your DIY apron to be. 

Marking the apron pattern

Then, fold your fabric in half and mark half of the bust measurement on top. Next, draw a diagonal line downward and measure the length you want your DIY apron to be. 

Cutting out the apron pattern

2. Cut the pattern

Cut out the apron pattern. 

Making straps for the apron

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3. Make the straps

Now, cut a few strips from your fabric. Fold the strap in half and sew the edges.

Turning the fabric for the straps

You should have two strips for the sides and one long strip for the neck. Turn them right sides out afterward. 

Measuring pockets for the apron

4. Make the pockets

Fold your fabric in half and draw a diamond shape on the tea towel, as shown. Then, cut out the pocket pattern. 

Pinning the apron pieces together

5. Assemble the DIY apron

Now, it’s time to put this apron together! Attach the big pocket in the front, the side strips, and the strip for the neck, as shown. 

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DIY apron

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You’re all done! Now you know how to sew an apron in a few simple and easy steps. Go wild with your fabric prints and colors, and the sky is the limit with this fun kitchen apparel. It's a great way to use up old tea towels as well.

Let me know what you think of this quick DIY apron in the comments below. Thanks for tuning in. 

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  • Teresa Teresa on Dec 25, 2021

    How is this making an apron from a tea towel???

    • Shelly Briggs Shelly Briggs on Dec 26, 2021

      It says in the title that Pocket is made with a tea towel, not the apron.

  • Teresa Teresa on Dec 26, 2021

    Well the way it is worded makes it sound like the whole apron is made out of tea towels. Punctuation sometimes means a lot. Just saying.