Free Sewing Pattern: Basic Child’s Apron + Variations

Wearing an apron while preparing food, cleaning, watering plants, or creating art keeps clothes clean and dry, but it also helps kids focus on the task at hand-to “become” the chef, the dish washer, or the artist. The Basic Child’s Apron features an elastic neck strap that fits easily over a child’s head, even one with ponytails. A Velcro waist strap is easy for young children to manage.

Since the child needs no help from an adult to put on or take off the apron, it fosters independence and contributes to self-confidence. A sturdy, fully-lined construction means that the apron can withstand years of use.

Designed by Meg McElwee.


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