flirty ruffled apron TUTORIAL

You all probably know how much I adore my aprons!

I decided to whip up a version of my own using some of my fabric stash…

and came up with


northern cottage ruffle apron tutorial

Here’s how:

** Gather some fabrics that go together but
don’t MATCH exactly.

{I personally think the end result is
when you mix it up!}

* Select your base lining size (mine was leftover cotton from another project)

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* Cut rectangles of the 3 ruffle fabrics 
(1 1/2 times as wide as your lining piece) 

* Hem 3 sides of each of these
(one long side and the two short sides)

* Gather the top side of each of these ruffle pieces

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* Pin the bottom ruffle piece to the bottom of the lining piece

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* Sew that bottom ruffle on with a topstitch

* Determine where you want your second ruffle to be attached so that it overlaps the top of the bottom ruffle a bit

* Pin and Sew it On

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* Same for your top ruffle piece

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* Cut three long pieces of fabric for your waistband and each apron string

* Press each apron string in half the long way to make a long tube

*Sew along the long side and one end and turn right side out

*Sew the apron strings to the SIDE of your top layer piece

* Press your waistband piece wrong sides together (turn the long edges under 1/4 inch & press for a built in hem)

* Place this over the top of your top ruffle layer and over the apron string connections

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* Topstitch in place

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Now put on your apron, feel super cute and domestic, go make a cake, and flirt with your hubby!

{He’ll now officially think aprons are HOT!! }

{tee hee!!}

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I adore the look of an apron wrapped around to skirt a chair

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Go be sassy and
wear an apron!

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  1. Fantastic tutorial, will be book marking to knock one of these up over the weekend! Thanks for sharing

  2. I love this! It's Ay-dorable, especially as a chair skirt! Alyssa of Boston Bee

  3. Cute apron. Love it on the chair as well.

  4. This is so cute!! I love all the bright colors you used! The ruffles look great!!

  5. I LOVE this! I just went and followed you on Pinterest (gotta love that site) and now to follow you here. I would love to show a pic of this on my blog if I could with a link back to you with the "how to". Would that be possible?
    Blessings to you!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be making one...or more...of these! I'm with you on making them fun too.


  7. Thanks so much for sharing! I will definitely be making one...or more...of these! I'm with you on making them fun too.


  8. How'd I miss this? This is sooo darn cute.

  9. What a great apron! Love the simple straightforward tutorial too!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. LOVE this tutorial! HOW CUTE! I shared it with my readers at

  11. Following you from thrifty decor chick-stop by to visit!!

  12. I love the tutorial! I came over from Craftomaniac. I'm totally pinning this!

  13. Fabulous - who can resist a flirty colorful apron. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Cute post! I'm having a Linky party too! I would love it if you would link up your favorite posts. Here is the link

  15. So cute!!! To put it on a chair is such a fun idea! I've been wanting to make an apron for awhile, maybe my daughter wants to make these with me??
    Thanks for linking up to Tell it to Me Tuesday! I'm following you now!

    Creatively Living

  16. Really cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. I love pretty aprons. This is really nice. I'd love for you to link up to my new "Thriving on Thursdays" linky party here in Australia every week. My blog features recipes, crafts, decorating, organising and decluttering advice and tips. I know everyone in Australia would love to read this blog post.

    Thanking you,
    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  18. I love this apron and need to make one. I even like the way it looks on the chair. Super cute!1

    I am having a feature friday linky party today and would love for you to link up

  19. Cute. cute. cute. Looks awesome on the chair too! Thanks for sharing!

  20. SO SWEET, I LOVE IT! You have been featured on COM xo, jen

  21. I am new to sewing... How do you sew the colored fabric on so that it ruffles?

  22. Hi, I'll be featuring your project on tonight's Tell it to Me Tuesday at Creatively Living!

    Come on over and grab a button!

    @Creatively Living

  23. I begged for a sewing machine for christmas so I could fuel my sudden addiction to aprons! Can't wait to try out this tutorial, it's fantastic!

  24. wonderful turorial... i love ruffles and sawing so now i got a new idea for my extra cloths...

  25. I second the question on how to make the pieces "ruffled" when you sew them on...

  26. Good morning,
    Came over from Suzanne's at Meridan road and really enjoyed your post about collecting.(hoarding) made me laugh..I am sure it accurately describes many of us! Thnaks for the apron tutorial..Heading to the Farm Chicks show and it will be just the thing to make..I might put pockets in it just to havplaced places to stash loot! ❤


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