Matching Mom and Child Free Apron Pattern

May 1st, 2015 | Learn How, Made for Kids, Sewing

When I cook, craft, sometimes even when I clean I wear an apron. I have a drawer full of them, and when my children help out they like to wear one too.

What’s cuter then you and your little mini-me being matchy mathcy?! I figured you might need a free apron pattern, so you can get matching too!

Today I’ve teamed up with my favourite group of bloggers to bring you a special hop filled with Mother’s Day gifts, little ideas how you can treat mom or grandma with a special handmade gift.

Matching aprons for you and your mini-me! FREE pattern and tutorial

Do you remember back last year when I shared the 10 minute dish towel apron? It was SO easy to make, it literally takes 10 minutes (if you’re pressed for time you might want to check that idea out), this apron follows the same idea, but has a top and a cute pocket. I’m confidant you could make this little apron in no time.

Free apron pattern- perfect for beginners

Material List

  • 1 meter of front main fabric
  • 1 meter of back lining fabric
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing notions
  • Ribbon
  • Trim for pocket (optional)
  • Print and cut pattern piece (pattern includes measurements for fabric and ribbon cuts)

Pattern Piece Download

Download Adult Size here, Download Child Size here

How to Make Mom and Me Matching Aprons

How to sew a retro inspired apron

  • Cut printed pattern piece from the front and back fabric.
  • From the ‘V’ of fabric remaining (neck hole) create the pocket. Add trim if desired by first basting to the edge of one side. Place right sides of fabric together and stitch around the  rounded part of pocket, leaving the top open to flip. Turn right side out. Turn open edges to the insde and press. Stitch pocket pieces closed.
  • Lay ribbon nect ties pieces in place (according to the above photo), Place right sides of apron top pattern pieces together.
  • Serge or Zig Zag stitch around the outside edge leaving the waist open (I used dark thread so you could see stitches).
  • Pull on ribbon ties to flip right side out. Top stitch a 1/4″ seam around the outside edge using a coordintaing thread color.

How to sew Mom and Me matching aprons- Free Easy beginner pattern. Step by step tutorial with photos

  • Cut the skirt piece according to measurements on the downloaded pattern piece (above). Place right sides together and serge or zig zag + straight stitch around 3 sides (sides and bottom) leaving the waist open.
  • Turn right side out, press seams, and top stitch a 1/4″ seam around the 3 sides.
  • Apply pocket, by top stitching around the curved edge.
  • Next step- you will need to create 5 pleats- 3 on the skirt, and 2 on the top. Follow the method in the photo below. Should you need a text description- refer to this apron post. 

Sew an apron in 10 Mins! via

  • Baste pleats.
  • Serge or zag stitch the open edges or the of the apron top and skirt.
  • Over lap the raw eges of the apron top and skirt and baste in place. (refer to photo above).


  • Fold longest strip of waist ribbon in half to find the centre, measure to find middle of skirt and overlap where the raw edges join with the ribbon. Pin in place.
  • Turn apron over, fold raw ends of ribbon under, and line up matching the top and bottom of each piece of ribbon, sandwiching the apron between the ribbon.
  • Using matching thread color sew around the edge of the ribbon joining the pieces together.

Free apron pattern in child and adult- perfect for beginners

By extending the length of the child size, it can be made to fit any size! Isn’t it the perfect apron for mom or grandmas little helper?!

Free Apron pattern- Mom and Me- child and adult size

This free apron sewing pattern is perfect for the beginner sewer! Matching aprons for mom and me! FREE pattern and tutorial. Makes a great gift

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Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has a recipe for a Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub
Alex of Northstory made these fantastic Photo Tea Bags
Virginia of Fynes Designs has a free Apron Sewing Pattern
Krista of Happy Housie made a DIY Silhouette Image Tea Towels

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