DIY the multi-pocket apron

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For him or her, here's how to sew a practical multi-pocket apron for gardening, DIY or sewing. The apron has three gusseted pockets for various tools. Choose strong fabrics such as twill weaved cotton, denim, polyester cloth or gabardine, and off you go:

DIY la ceinture à poches


  • 50CM fabric

For this model I chose this cotton with twill weave for dad when he goes gardening. For my sewing projects I made another belt with this denim fabric.

Step 1 : cut out the shapes

Start by cutting out all the pieces that will be used to make the apron. Here's a diagram of the cuts and folds below. Seam values included.

schéma de coupe des formes de la ceinture à poches

Step 2: Put the apron together

Take the large piece and hem both sides at 1cm of the edge. Then hem the bottom 2cm from the edge.

ourlez les bords

Take the long strip to be used as a belt. We'll lay it on like a saddle bias.

la ceinture

Pin the right side of the waistband to the wrong side of the apron body and make a straight stitch 1cm from the edge.

Fold the strip right side out, having first folded in 1cm of seam allowance. Sew along the entire length, a few milimeters from the edge. Your apron is formed.

le corps de ceinture

Step 3: Pockets for the tools

I chose to install three gusseted pockets centered on the body of my apron. The gusset is very useful to obtain a greater volume capacity for easy storage of tools and accessories.

Start by oversewing the edges of each piece. We'll use the same procedure to make and fit each pocket.

Here I show you the variant of the left pocket, on which I've placed a snap button and superimposed a small compartmentalized pocket. The other two gusseted pockets are compartmentalized without snaps. It's up to you how you want to accessorize your belt ;-)

le poche soufflet à pression

Here we go: take your oversown piece and sew the little extra pocket in the center. I "compartmentalize" it with straight stitched lines. Handy for holding small items.

The gusset is a folding game, as shown in the photos below. Be sure to mark each fold with an iron.

pli du soufflet

plis du soufflet latéraux

plis du soufflet

pliage du soufflet

Place the pocket on the front of the apron: pin the bottom of the pocket and sew a few millimeters from the edge.

Mark again with an iron to "press" it correctly onto the apron. Pin to hold in place and stitch along the first pleat in straight stitch. A triangle fold will give you access to the bottom of the pocket. 

pose des poches

I have added a snap button. Done !

pose des poches

All you still need to do is to  finish your DIY apron with the other pockets. You can also add loops to hang other types of tools. Customize it as you want to suit your needs!

DIY le tablier à poches

See you soon,

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