Fiesta Apron

Doesn’t Dora look fancy? She’s wearing my most recently completed sewing project. It’s a fancy, retro-inspired apron. Alas, this apron won’t be staying with me. But I made it for a very good cause. You see, my sister works for a great little non-profit called Cooperative for Education that does literacy work in Guatemala. Every fall they have a big fundraising event called Fall Fiesta. Part of the event is a silent auction. My sister asked me to make an item to put in the auction and I was more than happy to donate my talents to such a worthy cause. Knowing my sister’s love for cute aprons, she’ll have a hard time parting with this little beauty.

Design/Pattern: I modified and embellished the “Reversible Apron” pattern from Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter.


  • printed woven cotton
  • black woven cotton
  • white bias binding
  • black thread
  • white thread
  • French seams (front panel to side panels)
  • hemming (raw edges)
  • top stitching (around pocket, bias binding, sash & waist ties)
  • It’s not reversible, so I had to make sure the edges were finished neatly.
  • I added a wide band across the waist and widened the ties.
  • I added a cute little pocket to the front too.
Grade: This adorable apron deserves an A! (And some alliteration.) I enjoyed sewing this even though I knew I wouldn’t be keeping it, and it turned out so cute. I hope that whoever it goes home with enjoys it. I also hope that it helps the Fall Fiesta fundraiser for Co-Ed.