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Baker's Apron





  1. Step 1

    Using the template, cut an apron form.

  2. Step 2

    With a disappearing-ink pen, mark 2 lines parallel to the bottom edge, as indicated by notches on template (one 20 1/4 inches from bottom, the other 16 inches above the first). Fold the apron so the vertical lines meet, creating a pocket. Iron in place.

  3. Step 3

    Use the disappearing-ink pen to mark lines where the pocket will be divided into compartments (we drew 2 lines to create 3 pockets).

  4. Step 4

    Sew to the left and right of each line (about 1/8 inch apart) to create compartments. Sew a 1/4-inch double hem on all edges of apron except bottom.

  5. Step 5

    Sew a 2-inch double hem along bottom. Add neck straps, as described for the gardener's apron. Using the same method, add 2 long waist straps (each will start as a 2 1/2-by-34-inch strip).

Martha Stewart Living, December 2006



Reviews (21)

  • Creatrlvr69 30 Jul, 2011

    I'm having a difficult time printing the template. It only wants to print B7 &6. Anyone else having this issue?

  • PJRhonda 4 Apr, 2011

    Very nice apron. I made it for my dd's birthday and give it to her with a large fluted pie plat and a 'pie bird'. I only wish that a link to the gardener's apron would have been included. The search for how to make the straps took FOREVER.... but I love the pattern. Went together easy-peasy. Thanks!

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    The template pieces run horizontally from A1 through A7, then B2 through B7. Pages should be oriented as a ?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    Take the subject?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    The template for this apron is approximately 10?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    The average apron requires about a yard of fabric, but that doesn?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    With the template pinned together and fabric purchased, do any pre-washing or ironing required ?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    Lay your fabric out and fold it in half lengthwise; remember to follow the grain of the fabric. Pin your template to the fabric and mark your cuts ?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    Lay your fabric out and fold it in half lengthwise; remember to follow the grain of the fabric. Pin your template to the fabric and mark your cuts ?

  • Malia81 4 Jan, 2011

    I'm posting a few pointers, but it's longer than 500 characters... so please forgive my multiple posts! I hope they're helpful :)

  • justjenn86 2 Nov, 2010

    Does this same pattern work for a plus sized person?

  • coltrane 8 Jul, 2010

    How many yards of material does this apron require?

  • k_giannotti 12 Jun, 2010

    Wish I had the faintest idea how the pieces of the template went together. The pattern is confusing; obvious that A's go with A's

  • snowfire555 3 Jun, 2010

    The pattern is confusing but simple once you get it put together. Each part prints SIDEWAYS and there are 2 "columns' (A

  • Dee_10933573_298 5 Nov, 2008

    I agree with SarahAnnSmith, it would be extremely helpful with dimensions.. I'm still taping mine together, but I'm confident that I'll get it. That or I'll just buy a template for an apron...
    Wish me luck!!

  • Margecam52 7 Mar, 2008

    The template works's in sections

  • Beeaditude 22 Feb, 2008

    This pattern is ludicrous. There is not a single measurement, instruction and the pieces are not labeled. I am very surprised to find this on Martha's site. I DO NOT recommend trying to even view this pattern.

  • EricaKolb 7 Jan, 2008

    loved the picture, Then I printed of the template, so sad. Very hard to read and understand. I threw it away. If there were better directions maybe someday I could wear it!

  • SarahAnnSmith 30 Dec, 2007

    Love the apron, but not the PDF (which wasn't available when I tried to make this when it came out in the magazine a year ago). PDF is sixteen pages, which will be hard to store once taped together. Could the editors do a diagram showing measurements: Width, length in center, length on side, length of diagonal cut... much easier than printing (and then wastefully tossing) all that paper! Thanks!

  • SarahAnnSmith 30 Dec, 2007

    The template for this apron wasn't available when I tried to make it in Dec. 2006. Now it is, and prints out on 16 (yep SIXTEEN) sheets of paper... just simple lines, but still. I am wondering if it would be possible for the editors just to do a single-page diagram of measurements... how wide, how long in the center, how wide across the center top, how long from hem to base of diagonal cut-away for arms, etc. That would be a whole lot simpler Thanks.

  • eagercrafter59 25 Dec, 2007

    Hi my name is eagercrafter59 I just made this fun apron. I added some cross stitch baking motifs I have collected over the years. I used material with a garden theme. I just love this apron! I have leftover material from some quilt projects so I decided to make a apron for several ladies in my family and friends. Now I want to find some stamps to match their personalities. My mind is on overdrive with ideas!