Ruffle Aprons

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Ruffle Aprons

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information


Size: Fits Most


  • 4-5 different coordinating cotton prints, 3/8 yd. each
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Pins
  • Chalk or marking pen
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies



  1. Cut one front bib following pattern
  2. Cut one apron 19 ¾" x 22 ¼" (LxW)
  3. Cut one bib ruffle 4 ¼" x 24"
  4. Cut one top ruffle 8 ¼" x 30" (LxW)
  5. Cut one bottom ruffle 11 ¼" x 30" (LxW)
  6. Cut 2 waist ties 4" x 27"
  7. Cut 4 neck ties 2" x 21"
  8. Make ¼" narrow hems on angled front bib sides and top edge. Set aside.
  9. Make ¼" narrow hems on bib ruffle at short sides and one long edge.
  10. Gather top edge of bib ruffle. Pull bobbin threads so bib ruffle fits to top edge of front bib.
  11. Stitch ruffle to bib. Press.
  12. Make ¼" narrow hems on short sides of apron front and one long edge.
  13. Make ¼" narrow hems on top ruffle at short sides and one long edge.
  14. Gather top edge of top ruffle. Pull bobbin threads so top ruffle fits to top edge of apron.
  15. Stitch ruffle to apron, raw edges even.
  16. Make ¼" narrow hems on short sides of bottom ruffle and one long edge.
  17. Gather top edge of bottom ruffle. Pull bobbin threads so bottom ruffle fits edge to edge on apron. Pin ruffle edge approx 4" below top edge of apron. Stitch.
  18. Stitch bib to apron.
  19. For waist ties, fold each lengthwise, right sides together and stitch along one short edge and long edge. Seam allowance should be ½".
  20. Trim seams and clip corners. Turn right side out and press.
  21. Pin ties to wrong side of apron at top edge. Raw edges even. Stitch.
  22. For neck ties, fold all edges to wrong side ½". Press.
  23. With wrong sides together lay straps on top of each other with folded edges even. Edge stitch along folds.
  24. Stitch to top edge of apron bib at sides with raw edge and folded edges even.
  25. Press seam allowance to wrong side. Edge stitch along top edge.
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