30 Minute Apron Tutorial

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

While I love adding in all sorts of details to my sewing projects, sometimes I also want a project that is fast and so super easy. Especially when time is running short and I need a gift or want to make up a quick project. That’s just what I have for you today!

This adorable and easy diy 30 Minute Apron is so cute and makes up so super fast! With just a little fabric and a few seams you can have a darling apron in just a half hour – so you can make one up by dinner or you could give one as a house warming gift! (I am always forgetting I need gifts like that until the last minute.)

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

This cutie has an easy ribbon waistband and ties, and has some little pom pom trim to dress up the hem! It would be easy to change that out with any other trim – I think rick rack or even a pretty ribbon sewn across the hem would look sweet.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

This is a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric as well – or fabric that has a fun print. All you need is a half a yard! So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need to make your own 30 Minute Apron:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • 2 rolls of 2″ wide ribbon that are 3 ft each (or 6 ft of ribbon if you purchase it by the yard)
  • 1 1/3 yards of pom pom trim

Begin by cutting out your fabric – you’ll need 1/2 yard. Trim off the selvedges on each side.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Hem the sides and bottom of the fabric by turning under the fabric twice and sewing close to the edge.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Sew your trim to the bottom edge of the apron by sewing the pom poms to the back side of the apron, so just the pom poms hang below the edge.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Sew a gathering stitch along the top side of the apron and pull up the threads so the top measures 18″.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Measure out and pin the center of your piece of ribbon. Measure out 9″ on each side of the center pin and mark these with pins also. This is where you’ll pin the apron fabric.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

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Before sewing, press the edges of the ribbon back 1″ and then press the corners in. If your ribbon is printed like this you’ll want to lay a little cloth over the ribbon before pressing. Or you’ll have little red polka dots on your apron. Cute, but not so awesome when it comes to pressing something else.

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Pin the apron skirt in place between the marked pins so that the edge of the fabric is 1″ above the bottom edge of the ribbon. Pin the skirt in place along the ribbon. Lay the other ribbon piece over the first ribbon so the wrong sides are touching, matching up the centers and ends of the ribbon. Start sewing the top edges of the ribbon together just to the left of the apron skirt and continue sewing until you are about 3″ from the ends. Make sure the ends line up (adjust your pressed lines if you need to, and then sew across the short side. Continue sewing up the bottom edges of the ribbons, and sew across the apron skirt as you go. This should enclose the top edge of the apron in between the ribbons. Keep sewing until you reach the other end of the tie, matching up and adjusting your pressed ends if you need to. Sew across the end of the this tie, then sew along the top edge of the ribbons until you reach your starting point. Press the apron and ties (don’t forget your pressing cloth for the ribbon) and then you are all finished! You now have a super cute new apron that took hardly any time at all!

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } All you need is cute fabric, ribbon, and pom pom trim!

I hope you give it a try!Bev - Sewing (1)

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I LOVE this, Bev!! This would make a great gift idea and can be customized with whichever fabric you choose!

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  1. 1

    I am in love with your apron! It is so frilly! I need to make one for me for school, only I would put pockets on it so I can keep things like markers, highlighters, pencils, pens, and treats in them! Thanks for showing how easy it can be!

  2. 2

    Love the fabric and the pom poms.

  3. 4

    Darling! Love the material! Pinned!
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  4. 6

    Love it!! It’s so cute especially with the pom poms. Great idea for a gift. Love it!!

  5. 7

    Now THIS is my kind of sewing! 😉 🙂 Super cute and I love that it’s easy!
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  6. 9

    I have recently found a new love for aprons! And I might just built up the courage to make my owe after I came across this post! Thanks you make it seem so easy!
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