The Fat Quarter Reversible Apron

Lovely friends,
a cheery good day to you!

How have you been?

Today I wanted to show you a sweet little apron that I made
using only two fat quarters.

Baking is my superpower
and my apron is my cape.

Supplies Needed:

two fat quarters
1/2 yard fabric
vintage doily
shabby roses

First, you will want to sew the doily onto the front side of the apron.

Then place the two fat quarters right sides together
and sew along the sides and bottom edge;
don't sew the top ends together!

Turn the apron right side out
and top stitch along the sides and bottom.

For the ties you will want to cut three pieces of fabric from the 1/2 yard.
One piece will be the full length of the fabric
and the other two pieces will be the length only cut in half.
The width is about 6 or 7-inches.

Sew all three pieces into one strip.


Fold the edges over and press with an iron.

Fold in half and line up the folded edges;
press with an iron.

Center the long strip onto the top of the apron
and pin into place.

Starting from one end of the strip
sew along the bottom edge to connect the ties to the apron.

The ties should be long enough to tie around anyones waist :)

The one side of the apron has a doily
with two shabby flowers.

And the other side has a row of pretty shabby flowers.

And darling gingham fabric.

I think using two different fabrics
gives the apron a beautiful look.

Nothing says home
like the smell of baking.

I always appreciate your visits, sweet friends.
May you have a beautiful and delightful day!

Be a beautiful cupcake
in a world of muffins.

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You can find similar aprons available in my Etsy shop.

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Manu said...

Oh your aprons are so wonderful...It's a pity to use them in the kitchen.
Have a nice day

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! I love aprons and yours are lovely!

allthingzsewn said...

Especially like the one being made here. I really like aprons.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Dainty, feminine and pretty. You're very talented.

Debbie Harris said...

You could teach sewing and every studentt would pass with flying colors! (No pun intended) you give the greatest tutorials Stephanie.
Every apron you have created is just gorgeous. What lady would not one of those pretties to wear as she graces her home?
Have a beautiful day~~
Love you~ mom

Debby Ray said...

Stephanie, your talents never cease to amaze me...these aprons are simply adorable and look so simple to make. Of course it's that doily that just add so much sweetness! I don't know if I could bear getting it dirty! Hugs!

Christine said...

This is such a sweet tutorial! I love it just because you show the loveliest fabrics and details, Stephanie!
They are all so adorable and I am sure wearing one of these lovely aprons will insure the cupcakes are better than ever!
Have a wonderful day!

20 North Ora said...

Cute idea. Don't know where you buy your fat quarters, but Wal Mart has quite a selection for $.99.

Have a wonderful day!


Daniela said...

Oh, my lovely Stephanie, your aprons are too beautiful to be used, I would be afraid to damage them while cooking, they're PARTY APRONS {{smiles}} !

Hope you're doing well. my wonderful lady, I'm sending blessings of joy to you, with much thankfulness


mamasmercantile said...

You are inspirational, you create such beautiful things. Love the idea of a vintage doily such a great embellishment.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your aprons are too pretty to get dirty! :) I love your phrase that baking is your super power and the apron is your cape. So cute!

Elizabethd said...

It's so nice to feel chic whilst baking, and one certainly would in your aprons, Stephanie!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your unique creations are gorgeous, Stephanie!!!!

You do such beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

I love aprons! This one is just beautiful and I love the simplicity of it ♥ The fabric you chose is also lovely!

I spent most of my weekend sewing and finally made a cover for my Bible using fat quarters...I've recently discovered my love for those little fabric lovelies :) So I may find myself sewing an apron soon {{winks}}

Thank you for sharing another easy-to-follow tutorial! Hope the remainder of your week is beautiful!

Love and blessings,

PS- Just wanted to let you know that I am still awaiting the arrival of my teacup package and I still haven't heard anything from the sender, either. Just wanted to keep you up to date as to what's going on. :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Wow! I am smitten by your gorgeous shabby chic apron!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, Stephanie, these are great! Do you have these in your Etsy shop? It seems like they would sell fast.

Happy Sewing and creating ~ FlowerLady

My thrift store addiction said...

Stephanie, you are such a talented seamstress--this apron is just lovely! Blessings to you, Cecilia

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I know the loveliness and enchantment of one such beautiful apron that is always in my kitchen! Oh how I love looking at it, wearing it and knowing the beautiful person that made it! Your tutorial is wonderful, sweet girl, and your embellishments are the special touches. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your lessons and your giving heart. ❤️

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, this apron is darling. I love the aqua and pink colors. You know, Nel wanted an apron a few Christmas' ago, but I never found any that were cute enough to buy her. And how wonderful that you love to bake. I bake once in awhile (brownies, chocolate chip cookies), but Jess is the main Baker in the family. I like that red apron too, so pretty. You are so talented when you sew, Stephanie.

Have a good rest of the week, my lovely friend.


Ashleigh said...

OOOOOOH, how pretty! I love all the colors and that you made it reversible~ thanks for the easy to follow tutorial...I want to try one, too :) I ♥ the muffin and cupcake quote~ haha!

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful aprons! And why not feel special when making a special meal?!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So pretty! And made with lots of love!

Roosterhead Designs said...

You are so clever Stephanie! Beautiful apron. And how fun : )
You are so funny! "Baking is my superpower
and my apron is my cape." !LOL Thanks for sharing! ~Karen O

Esther Asbury said...

Cute and creative!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
Your aprons are so pretty, bright and cheery! I love the tutorial too.
Hope you are having a nice week. :)

Vicky Hunt said...

This is just lovely Stephanie! You make such pretty things. This one seems pretty simple too. It would make a wonderful gift for a new bride along with a cookbook or some baking tools. Thanks for sharing the directions. Hope life is treating you well my friend.

Hugs, Vicky

Cheryl Smith said...

So beautiful, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world! You are such a blessing!

Sandi said...

Your aprons are so beautiful I'd be afraid I'd get something on them. I'd have to wear an apron over it!

Merlesworld said...

Pretty aprons.

Lowcarb team member said...

Aprons are essential and these look great.

All the best Jan

kathyinozarks said...

super cute

Jeanna said...

That is the sweetest apron I have ever seen, Stephanie. You really made it special by adding the doily and flowers.

Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Like so many have said, these aprons are far too pretty to be messed up in my kitchen... lol! I absolutely adore the beauty of them, and appreciate you sharing the tutorial too. I haven't made an apron in ages. Perhaps it is time for me to do that, lol! You always inspire me with your talents, such a joy to visit with you here! I've just felt like I've got back into a routine here since being gone last week. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Very pretty Stephanie! And they look so easy. Enjoy your week.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So charming and shabby chic! xoxo Su

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh so pretty Stephanie! I love your sweet 2 fabrics idea. Lovely aprons! :)

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Stephanie, your aprons are darling! I just have to make one. Thank you for the tutorial! XX Jo

Margie said...

Can your pretty aprons also transform terrible cooks into the next Julia Child?!? If so, I want one, please! Hee!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Stephanie,
So pretty and feminine! Love the darling fabrics you chose and the the embellishments are very sweet! Happy baking! xoxo

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

How clever you cute thing! Love the fabrics and the addition of the doily. Thanks for sharing the how to's!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

My Goodness are your aprons pretty!! Wonderful creations!!


Kim said...

I can just picture in my mind's eye you twirling and twirling around in your kitchen wearing one of those pretty aprons, whilst baking some gastronomical delight, Stephanie. They are all just perfect......love, love that little red and blue number.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Lovely aprons! Your step by step instructions were great. Loving your china in the background. I must admit to not wearing a pinny as my gran would have called it and I'm often covered in flour!
Have a great end to the week and a wonderful weekend :)

Kelly-Anne said...

I am simply in love with your apron...it is gorgeous! And the fabrics you've used...ah, who wouldn't want an apron made with such lovely fabrics? {{Smiles}}
I would love to try your idea...my apron is looking somewhat sad and ugly now - time for a change!
What a delight to ''visit'' with you a bit today, dear friend! Sending you much love...

Anna said...

They are all lovely !!!! You did a great job ! Perfect to be beautiful in the kitchen !!!
Have a lovely day !

September Violets said...

Well wearing one of these sweet aprons would definitely make a girl a cupcake in a world of muffins! Very cute vintage-styled aprons Stephanie.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How pretty! Thanks for the tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

JES said...

This is just LOVELY! :)

Betty said...

I love them all. You know I am a nut when it comes to aprons.

Conniecrafter said...

Your aprons are just Beautiful, I love how you used different fabrics. I have a couple of aprons myself but never think to use them until after I have spilled something on myself :( I love the look of using the half doily on them, with those fabrics it gives them a nice look of the 50's!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, every time I visit your blog I know I'm going to find something adorable! Nobody does 'cute' like you! And your skills are amazing.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Just me again~
I was in a bit of a rush my last visit; so I had to come by again and take a real look at all your beautiful apron creations! They are so lovely Stephanie~ Each one so pretty and unique, bright and cheery. (which is just what an apron ought to be : )
I like the added touches of the doilies and such~
Your blog posts are always sweet and inspiring, but also I see real 'care' in how you share! Thank you for taking the time to include your directions Stephanie : ) Blessings to you, Karen O

Alex said...

absolutely adorable! The double layering makes it a really long lasting, quality item, clever you! Hope you are well, dear Stephanie.. it seems so. I have not forgotten you!


Deborah Montgomery said...

I was reading through this, thinking Stephanie has to put these in her etsy shop! And then you said they're over there. I'm going to have a look -- they are adorable!! I love the quote about baking is my superpower! xo Deborah

Ginny said...

Oh Sew Pretty!! I do not sew, but I wish I did. Your aprons are amazing!

hobbyloes said...

How beautiful are your aprons and the lovely embellishments.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my gosh this is astoundingly beautiful! I also really LOVE the red one. How on earth do you find time to do all you do???? I just NOW got my post up about the tea cup exchange! Yikes!

shortybear said...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My friend, my mother would have LOVED your work, as I do now. I thought the days of aprons were gone, but thanks to creative hearts like you, these useful "capes" can be pretty and charming pieces. YOU are a master at the machine! Another thing my mother would have appreciated about you, as I do.


Barbara Neubeck said...

.. Hello Stephanie... It's been a few weeks since I've made blog visits ... sorry to say..
Life just got busy and time went so quickly.
I love the aprons . so pretty.. you are so talented.. I love the way you put colours together.. xxx
I love the Dusty Rose Tea Shop... the cups and saucers were beautiful... you all looked gorgeous in your hats..xx
I totally admire how you do so much with your blog and shop.
Happy Belated Birthday.. God Bless xxx
Hugs... Barb xxxx

God's Grace Overflows said...

Very pretty aprons, Stephanie! I agree...aprons are my capes too! And I have a lot! ;)

Are you getting snow this weekend? They are calling for 49's here with soggy rain! Yay...we need the moisture!

Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs, Amy

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your aprons are darling, Stephanie! They would surely make a day in the kitchen very special. Hugs xo Karen

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

What a lovely way to dress up...I love dressing up for any occasion or event and baking is now included with your adorable aprons! Thanks for sharing your talent in creating these beauties :)

Robyn said...

Oh my goodness, look at all those beautiful aprons you have made, Stephanie. You are so talented and, as I've said before, the attention to detail is what makes your creations unique.
Hope your weekend is wonderful, friend!

Linda said...

Thank you for the smiles. Beautiful, Stephanie, beautiful.

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Oh, I love these!!! Simply Shabby Country Chic!!! Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Such delightful patterns and colors, Stephanie! So Sweet!!

Feral Turtle said...

These are so pretty Stephanie. Good job!!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable! I love adding the vintage doily. That really makes it special!

Roberta said...

Hi dear Stephanie,
your aprons are very beautiful!!
Your post is so lovely! :)
Have a nice week,

Joy Junktion said...

Your aprons are simply lovely! My true confession: I don't even know what a fat quarter is :( (I think it has to do with quilting or the size of a piece of fabric, but that's a guess). Anyway, have yourself a wonderful week! Blessings, Cindy xo

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, you have done such beautiful work! They are too pretty to be used:) Beautiful talent! Warm hugs, Poppy

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

I have had a long challenging day today, and you just brought such a smile to my face. Your talent had me in awe (as it always does), but when I read "Be a beautiful cupcake
in a world of muffins" I knew why I stopped by your blog today. Thank you my friend :)

Mary E. Stephens said...

Thanks for this great tutorial. I'm sharing it on my Sew Happy Friday post this week. :-)

Jazzmin said...

Precious friend,
I have had your BEAUTIFUL post up in my browser since you published it meaning to comment :) Oh dear friend, your handiwork as always is exquisitely beautiful and perfectly lovely and feminine. I look at your aprons and it is as if I just stepped into the sweetest boutique or I imagine wearing one and baking up something delicious for my family now or dream of doing so in one of these sweet aprons in the future should I be a wife someday♥

Your colors you chose for this apron and those in your shop are just delightful- I think may favorite may be the delicate pink with the bright blue floral. Oh my.

Love and many blessings to you on this Lord's day and for your week ahead. And I just want to send hugs and thank you so much for brightening my week last week with your comment- how your words always cheer my heart and bless me so. Thank you so much for your words!! And when I was going back over that post, I realized I completely forgot to include something in my "sewing room" post photos that I had intended to and I'm so sorry- that is the sweet sachet ornament you lovingly made and sent me awhile ago that is now a delightful doorknob decoration and makes us smile each time we walk in. Thank you dear friend♥

Love to you!!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty aprons and tutorial with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
Enjoy the week Stephanie! :)

Jess said...

Aww...so cute!

I would love for you to share this with my Recipes, Crafts, Tips and Tricks Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

JES said...

Good morning! This is just a little note to let you know this article has been * featured * today for our monthly feature on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! Thank you for joining us and have a lovely week! :)

P.S. We hope to see you at this week's link up!

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