As DIY makers and crafters, we’re all about finding ways to stay organized and keep our tools handy. If you didn’t see our post on how we organized our new craft room, make sure to check it out for lots of great storage ideas. In addition to storing all of our materials, we use a pegboard to hang our Fiskars craft tools near our workspace. Another great way to keep your craft tools close by is with our cute DIY craft apron! I mean, if you love to craft (and sew!), you may as well make your own apron, right?
When you have the tools you need nearby, you can get your projects done even faster. Our DIY craft apron features an x-back, making it easy to slip on and off. It also has two pockets in the front for your crafting tools and materials. And it’s an easy way to keep your clothes clean!
Our maker Angela is the savvy sewer behind this project. She chose a grey canvas fabric and grey thread for our DIY craft apron, but you can use whatever color you prefer! Once this apron was finished, our designer Lindsay created the iron-on craft tool designs you see here. Again, you can use whatever iron-on colors you like best and place them however you want!
As you can see, this project was a team effort—and we love how it turned out! To make your own DIY craft apron, just gather the tools and materials below. At the very end of this post, you’ll find a template with our craft apron measurements as well as an SVG cut file and PDF template with the iron-on designs. When you have everything ready, just follow our instructions below!
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- Sewing Machine
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Sewing Pins
- Sharpie Fine Point Marker
- Cutting Machine or Scissors
- Canvas Fabric — Medium-Heavy Weight
- Matching Thread
- Iron-On Vinyl: Cricut Iron-On Lite in Teal & White
How to Make a Craft Apron
- Gather tools and materials. Download your SVG cut file or PDF template.
- Pick a canvas fabric or a fabric with similar weight and durability. Cut fabric according to measurements on template notes. We used 1–3/4″ yd of fabric from a 60″ wide bolt. The yardage will depend on width of fabric bolt.
- Serge top and bottom edges of pocket (avoid cutting off extra fabric). For the top: Press at 1/2″, press again at 1″, and sew to finish edge. For the bottom: Press at 1/2″.
- Center the pocket to front apron 9″ from bottom and pin; sew down along center and bottom of pocket to attach.
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Love to sew? You can browse all our sewing crafts here. And to keep up with our latest projects, make sure to follow us on YoutTube for DIY video tutorials as well as Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook for daily inspiration.
You can also become a member of our crafting community to make this project and many more. We offer two membership options and a bunch of fun, exclusive perks as well. Check them out and let us know if you have any questions! Happy crafting! ~Lia and team