DIY Garden Apron for fun in the dirt!

Finished Size: 19″ x 12″

Love to garden? Whether you grow flowers or food you’re going to love this 5 Pocket DIY Garden Apron. A garden apron made from someones favorite colors would be a heartfelt Mother’s Day gift, birthday gift or holiday gift and is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to play in the dirt!

DIY garden apron on a pile of Spring Barn Quilts fabric bolts
DIY garden apron on a pile of Spring Barn Quilts fabric bolts

🧵 I used fabrics from my Spring Barn Quilts collection by Riley Blake Designs. You can make a variety of looks with the fabrics you choose. Lighter and brighter with whites, teals and aquas or go bold with blacks and reds.

This video tutorial will walk you step-by-step through creating a practical and stylish apron perfect for the gardeners in your life.


00:00 introduction
00:41 Fabric requirements
03:14 How to use fusible interfacing
05:08 Making the garden apron pockets
06:06 Draw pocket stitch lines
07:49 Sew garden apron pockets
09:10 Sew apron front to back
09:42 How to make curved corners

12:09 Turn right side out, press and edgestitch
13:04 Measure waist for sash length
14:13 Sew the apron sashes
14:42 How to use tube turners
17:05 Prepare the waistband
18:12 Sew sashes to apron
19:22 Sew waistband

Fabric Requirements

Apron Front & Back: ½ yard
(2) 20″ x 13″

Tall Pockets: ½ yard
(1) 20″ x 16″

Short Pockets: ⅓ yard
(1) 20″ x 10″ (short pockets)

Waistband: ⅛ yard
(1) 20″ x 4″

Sashes: ¼ yard
(2) 42″ x 4″
or you can use 4″ wide scraps and sew them together to make your sash instead of using one fabric. See directions in the video for making the sashes the perfect length for you, no matter your size.

Medium Weight Interfacing:
(1) 19½” x 12½” (for apron front)
(1) 19½” x 7½” (for tall pockets)
(1) 19½” x 4½” (for short pockets)

Garden apron with tools, seeds and pot of flowers

You can find more details and a link to buy the pattern on my blog. If you make an apron or anything else with my Spring Barn Quilts fabric and post it on social media please tag me so I can see what you’ve created! Instagram & Facebook

🪴 Happy planting, gardening & sewing! Tara Reed

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