Did you know that the third Sunday of May each year is celebrated as World Baking Day?
And what better way to celebrate than by sewing up an adorable apron! The Gingerbread Apron pattern has three size options, two neckline options, beautiful crossing back straps, and is completely FREE! Today, I am going to show you how to add a fun divided apron pocket to the front of Gingerbread.
First, cut all your pattern pieces as directed in the tutorial.
Set aside all pieces except the apron skirt. Lay this out flat right side up.
First, decide how tall you want the pocket to be. I chose 7″ for the child size. This is the length dimension. Next, measure the width of the apron skirt. Divide that measurement by two. This is the width dimension. Cut two pieces of fabric those dimensions for the pocket.
Put skirt aside. Lay main pocket piece right side up. If you decide to add trim to the top of the pocket, do that now. I am adding a ruffle. Pin your trim 1/4″ from the edge on each side, lining up the top edges, right sides together. Baste in place with a 1/8″ seam allowance. If you are not adding trim, skip to next step.
Lay your pocket lining on top of your pocket main, right sides together. Pin/clip all the way around, leaning a 4-5″ gap at the bottom. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving the gap unsewn.
Clip the seam allowance in the corners. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch 1/8″ from the edge, around the entire pocket.
Using your iron, press a memory crease vertically down the center of the apron skirt. Repeat for the pocket. Use the creases to center the pocket on the skirt, 4-5″ below the top raw edge of the skirt. Pin in place.
Sew the pocket to the apron, stitching the two short sides and the bottom of the pocket to the apron using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Reenforce the corner with a few diagonal stitches.
With a heat erasable pen and a ruler, draw lines marking where you want to divide the pocket into sections. Stitch these lines, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of each line.
Now you can sew the Gingerbread apron following the pattern tutorial.
You are finished!
I hope you enjoy this fun hack of adding an apron pocket to Gingerbread! If you make one, we would love to see! Make sure to share your sews with us by tagging us on Instagram at @booandlupatterns and in our Facebook group.