All things vintage are back in style, and vintage aprons are highly sought after. The problem is that vintage aprons that are in good useable shape are almost impossible to find. However, you can make your own vintage inspired aprons based upon vintage apron patterns. There are several great vintage apron patterns available for free online, here are three of my favorite ones.
Ruffles and Stuff – Grandma’s Apron
In April Melissa who writes the blog Fraker’s Acres did a guest post on the blog Ruffles and Stuff, in her guest post she shared a tutorial on how to make a vintage style apron that she calls “Grandma’s Apron”.
Grandma’s Apron is a cute half-apron that is reversible, and Melissa’s tutorial for it is amazing. It features step-by-step easy to follow directions that are accompanied by photos that illustrate each step of the sewing process. The apron is simple enough, and the tutorial is so well written that even someone just learning how to sew could easily create their own Grandma’s Apron from the tutorial.
You can view Melissa’s Grandma’s Apron tutorial by visiting the Ruffles and Stuff blog.
Sew 4 Home – Retro Fun: Vintage Style Apron
Liz Johnson, editor at Sew 4 Home, shares a great tutorial on how to make a Vintage Style Apron on the Sew 4 Home website. Liz’s vintage apron is a full apron with a sweetheart neckline, mini pockets, and a flounce around the bottom.
Liz’s tutorial features a downloadable pattern available for printing out in PDF format. The directions for creating the apron are easy to follow, well written, step-by-step directions that are accompanied by pictures for several steps. There is a little more to making this apron than Grandma’s Apron but it is still simple enough for a beginning seamstress to tackle.
You can view Liz’s Retro Fun: Vintage Style Apron tutorial and downloadable pattern by visiting the Sew 4 Home website.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics – “Hi Honey, I’m Home” Apron
Darlene Zimmerman has designed several projects using Robert Kaufman Fabrics “Happy Homemaker” line of fabric, which is 1940’s inspired. Included in the free pattern projects is the “Hi Honey, I’m Home” apron, which is a very cute half apron.
The apron pattern is available in a downloadable PDF format, and just basically features written instructions on how to construct the apron. There are a few diagrams that show how to cut out the apron pieces.
You can view the “Hi Honey, I’m Home” apron and download the pattern by visiting the Robert Kaufman Fabrics website.