Oh Joy

a reversible apron diy!
2 Aug 2017

reversible apron diy

The new kitchen in our Oh Joy office is finally finished (will share all of those before and after photos soon)! So with a real, working kitchen we've been making more recipes and fun treats for content for the blog. With the need for an easy apron to have on hand, we created this reversible waist apron that works great when you're cooking and don't need the coverage of a full apron but the functionality to hold some items and keep your hands clean. All you need is some fabric and a sewing machine. Here's how...

reversible apron diy

You'll need:

- 1 yard of two different fabrics (grid fabriccolorful abstract fabric)
- cotton belting (similar)
- straight pins
- no sew glue
- sewing machine


Here's how:

1. Measure and cut a piece of fabric 24x32".
2. Lay on top of your second fabric, fastening with straight pins and cut to match.
3. Cut a pocket measuring 5x7 out of each style of fabric.
4. Fold over each top edge of the pocket and glue with no sew glue. This will give a nice finished edge to your pocket when sewn onto the apron front. Let dry 10 minutes.
5. Place each pocket where you'd like on the apron and sew on with sewing machine. We paired each pocket with the opposite style fabric for a mix and match look.
6. Lay the two fabrics facing each other with back side facing out. Secure with straight pins.
7. Measure around your waist to determine how long you'd like the ties to be, and cut the cotton belting to that length.
8. Finish the end of each tie (so it doesn't fray) by folding over the end of the cotton belting and sewing.
9. Measure 3" down from the top on each side and insert the cotton belting, facing inward between the two sheets of fabric. Secure with straight pin.
10. On sewing machine, sew all the way around the four edges (leaving a few inches open so that you can turn the apron right side out). Finish sewing with a manual loop stitch once inverted.

reversible apron diy

reversible apron diy

This apron also makes a great house-warming gift for a friend or relative!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Jess Hong.}




my latest video

oh joy! elsewhere...

recent favorite posts

blog courtesy

  • All layouts on this blog are created solely for the {oh joy!} blog. I enjoy sharing information and love when others enjoy my finds enough to post the links on their own sites. However, I ask that you do not use my exact layouts or designs without permission or without noting its origins on your post. All photos "by Oh Joy" must also be credited and linked to the original post.

    Any comments which are deemed inappropriate ~ including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post ~ will be deleted.

    Oh Joy!® is a registered trademark of Nantaka Joy®, Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Oh Joy contains paid advertising banners and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that we receive commission on sales of the products that are linked to in my posts. So if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from that purchase. I also work with affiliate links, on occasion, on my Pinterest page. The content of my posts or pins are all items, things, and experiences I genuinely like and will only work with affiliates that fit my aesthetic and brand.

    Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to Oh Joy for review is noted with an asterisk (*) or c/o (courtesy of) at the bottom of the post and are only posted if a good fit for the Oh Joy aesthetic and content. Any sponsored giveaways or posts will be noted as such.

Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 09/2005
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...