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DIY Apron Pockets – because crafters love pockets

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These DIY Apron Pockets are quick and easy and a great way to increase the functionality of your pocket-less aprons.

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Some products in this tutorial were provided by Artesprix. All opinions are my own.

After sublimating some crafty images on the June 2021 Blank of the Month: Poly Linen Apron, I had to add some pockets. After all, crafters need pockets! You need to have somewhere for you various supplies, and maybe even a snack.

You can find the tutorial for sublimating (putting the images on) the Poly Linen aprons HERE. You can find the tutorial for cross-back straps and trim HERE.

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DIY Apron Pocket Supplies

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Making Your Pockets

All right, let’s get to making those DIY Apron Pockets!

Video Highlights


If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

Planning

The first step is planning out your pockets. For my Fairy Apron I had the pockets in mind when I placed the images. I thought the sitting fairy should have her mushroom seat on top of a pocket, and the fairy with a flower should be pulling the flower out of a pocket.

I layed out some of my fabric on the apron in about the size I thought would work and futzed with it. Once I had the fabric looking about right, I took some measurements so I would know the length and width of the pockets.

Pocket Planning

For my Makers apron, I wanted a bunch of pockets all layered up. Once again I folded and placed fabric to see what size and placement I would like. Another technique is to use paper for the planning so you don’t have to cut the fabric yet. I just happened to be using scraps, so I had plenty of pieces to plan with. Don’t forget to write the length and width of each pocket, and snap a pic to be sure you remember the placement.

More Pocket Planning

Pocket Cutting & Sewing

These pockets are so simple! For each pocket look at the length (top to bottom) and width (side to side) of the pocket. Multiply the length by 2. Now cut out a rectangle that is 1″ longer than twice the length, by 1″ wider than the width.

So, if I wanted a 6″ tall by 5″ wide pocket, I would cut out a rectangle that was 13″ (6 times 2 is 12, plus 1 is 13) by 6″ (5 plus 1 is 6). Easy peasy.

Now, fold the pocket in half, right sides together. The fold will end up being the top of the pocket. Sew down one side and along to bottom to just before the center of the bottom, using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat on the other side leaving a 2-3″ opening in the bottom of the pocket.

Sew and Turn Pockets

Clip the corners and turn the pocket right side out through the opening. Press flat, don’t worry about sewing the opening, just be sure to push the seam allowance in.

Attaching Your DIY Apron Pockets

Place the pockets on the apron. Pin them down and then sew them about 1/16 to 1/8″ in from the edge of the sides and bottom. Be sure the folded edge is the top opening of the pocket. I like to make tiny little triangles at the top of the sides when I sew them to reinforce the sides. They are less likely to rip off that way.

Believe in Magic Artesprix Apron with Pockets

For my Makers DIY Apron Pockets, I had to sew the pockets in steps. First I sewed the tiny pocket onto the square pocket. Then I sewed the square pocket and the paintbrush pockets on. Finally I sewed the long bottom pocket on and added a topstitch with a tiny tringle on top up the center to make it two pockets.

Makers Artesprix Apron with Pocket

This crafty apron is going to be so useful!

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Happy crafty my friends!

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