Keep the Essentials Handy with a Utility Apron

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Customize the Pockets for Specific Items – or Not!

Have you ever found yourself working around the house, in the garden or sewing and wished you had more pockets? A pretty utility apron is a great solution.

Once you have one, you may find you’ll want several to customize for tasks that require easy access to tools, your phone and other items you need to keep close by. While they’re great for the sewing room and around the house, they’re also perfect for craft fairs, church bazaars and more.

Utility Apron Tutorial

Apron from Rosey Corner Creations.

Fortunately, they’re very simple to make and look great in a variety of fabrics. Plus, they can be customized to hold the items you need to keep on hand.

We’ve found four tutorials for similar aprons. Read through them all and choose the version that works best for you.

Utility Apron Tutorial

The apron shown above, from Auntie Em’s Crafts, has two large pockets for easy access.

Click here for the “Basic Utility Apron” tutorial.

Utility Apron Tutorial

This apron, from Rosey Corner Creations, has several pockets that can be easily customized to fit the items you want them to hold.

Click here for the “Utility Apron Tutorial” from Rosey Corner Creations.

Utility Apron Tutorial

The apron above, from Quilt Expressions, is very similar to the previous apron. Instructions are included for an optional hanging tab for easy storage when not in use.

Click here for the free “Utility Apron Tutorial” from Quilt Expressions.

Utility Apron Tutorial

For more pockets consider this apron from Sugar Bee Crafts. It has two rows of pockets to size however you wish. The ties are also thinner on this one.

Click here for the “Utility Apron Tutorial” from Sugar Bee Crafts.

Any of these aprons can be stiffened with fusible interfacing to give them more body. Or, choose lightweight canvas for an apron that will hold up to more abuse (like for gardening).


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