First I started out with two standard size pillowcases. I chose one solid color for the body and a floral pattern for the "accessories". However, you can do whatever pattern and styles that you like, the sky's the limit.
Cut the pillowcase with the opening at the bottom for your apron. I just held it up to myself to measure. There is no standard length.
Cut out three long pieces of fabric from the same pillowcase as your pockets. Two will be for tying the apron around your waist and one will be for closing off the top of the apron (where you cut the body). Each will be about 1-1 1/2 inches in width.
Time to sew it altogether! I started with the pockets so that you could sew them onto the outside piece of the apron body and wouldn't see the stiches on the other side. It really doesn't matter but it just makes it look neater. Fold the fabric in two and when sewing make sure to keep the top open for the pocket. Sew on a decorative button on each outside flap of the pocket.
Sew on the decorative top. Take the long piece of fabric designated for the top of the apron and pin it in place. Sew all around all sides and cut off any excess that might be there. Sew the two remainder pieces of fabric inside out, leaving a space to be able to turn it back right side out. Sew one strap to each side of the apron.
There is the finished product.
This is the one that I made for Ryan's mom Bev for Christmas.
This is the one that I made for my mom for Christmas.
Finally, the apron I made for Holly and with the scrap fabric I made a matching one for Faith.
I had a really good time working on these projects. I felt very "crafty" after I was done. I was happy to give the women in my family something that I made and spent so much time working on. This is only one of the projects that I have done. Check out future posts for other pillowcase projects that I've completed! :-)