Chalkboard Apron

Chalkboard Apron

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • 1 yd Heavyweight black fabric, 60" wide
  • 2 pkgs Black double-fold bias tape, 1/2" wide
  • Sharpie Medium-tip fabric markers: white, red, green
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Ruler
  • White lead pencil
  • Plate for making circle template


  1. For strap, cut 2 pieces of fabric 3"x60".
  2. Sew fabric pieces together with 1/4" seam allowance to make a 120" strip.
  3. Fold strip in half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew strap together across ends and along side, leaving opening for turning.
  4. Trim corners, turn right side out, press.
  5. From remaining fabric, cut a 24"x34" piece.
  6. At top of apron, which is the 24" side, measure in 6" on each side and mark.
  7. Measure down 11" on each side and mark.
  8. Cut diagonally from 6" mark to 11" mark on each side.
  9. Sew bias tape around apron.
  10. Make casing for strap by folding the diagonal sides to back 1-1/2" and stitch in place.
  11. From one side, slide strap up through casing then down the other side.
  12. Draw faint white lines with pencil on the apron as a guide for the lettering. Use the plate as a template for drawing the arch; use a ruler for drawing the straight lines.
  13. Use the white marker to write the personalized information: a menu, a recipe, a quote or a name. Add artwork if desired.
  14. When paint is dry, wipe away lines with a damp washcloth.