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Oilcloth Apron

Simple, functional aprons can become part of the kitchen "uniform," even for little ones.




  • Oilcloth
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine and kit
  • Bias tape


  1. Step 1

    Cut two pieces of oilcloth. Main piece should be 23 inches long (11 1/2 inches at top and 22 inches across).

  2. Step 2

    Fold larger piece vertically, wrong side out. About 1 foot from bottom, draw curve; cut.

  3. Step 3

    Make 1-inch hem at top of pocket panel; sew to apron, leaving 1/4-inch seam allowance.

  4. Step 4

    To create pockets, machine-stitch down front of pocket panel, about 1/3 of the way in from sides.

  5. Step 5

    Sew 1 1/2-inch hem at top of apron. Trim curved edges of apron with bias tape, leaving enough extra at each end for ties; zigzag-stitch over tape to attach.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2001



Reviews (4)

  • KarenCake 3 Feb, 2011 is a great source for oil cloth.

  • lynnthepin 3 Feb, 2011

    I have had trouble finding a source for oil cloth - what is a reliable source?

  • Bettyt 13 Jul, 2008

    a friend of mine made aprons like this for a girls cooking /cookie making party at Christmas but she used plastic tablecloths. really cute and we all felt special. very inexpensive. they hold up well.

  • chasingbubbles 18 Jun, 2008

    This apron is super easy and super cute. I made one for my 2 year old "chef". It also works great for his crafting. You can find oil cloth by the yard at