One-Yard Gardening Apron Pattern

This gardening apron only uses a yard of fabric, and it’s easy to sew together, too!

| February 2016

  • This gardening apron has plenty of pockets and loops for storing tools and gadgets while you work.
    Photo by John Gruen
  • Place the piece for the upper pocket 4 inches up from the lower edge of the apron.
    Illustration by Missy Shepler/Shepler Studios
  • Baste pleats into place at the lower edge of the lower pocket, folding the solid lines (B) outward to reach dashed lines (A) for proper placement.
    Illustration by Missy Shepler/Shepler Studios
  • “One-Yard Wonders” by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins is full of inspiration for quick, simple projects made of just one yard of fabric, from sturdy reusable shopping bags to cuddly toys and even apparel.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing

One-Yard Wonders (Storey Publishing, 2009), by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins, is the perfect book for inspiration and projects that use those single yards of beautiful fabric just waiting to be transformed. From household items like oven mitts and shopping bags to gifts, toys, and apparel, there are projects to suit any whim. The following gardening apron project is from chapter 4, “Craft Organization.”

Whatever your craft — sewing, gardening, woodworking — this is the perfect handy half-apron for all your needs. Make it a tool belt for your domestic-repair needs, a gardening apron when it’s time to plant your bulbs, or a sewing apron for your next project!


• 1 yard of 44/45-inch fabric (medium- to heavyweight)
• 3 yards of 1/2-inch double-fold bias tape
• 1 spool of coordinating thread

Finished dimensions — 23 inches wide x 10 inches tall

Seam allowance — 1/2 inch unless otherwise specified

Make the Gardening Apron

1. Measure, Mark, and Cut

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