When I’m in the garden, I’m always carrying stuff around with me: seeds, tools, camera, etc. I’ve found that this simple garden apron gives me a few extra pockets and is more comfortable than stuffing my skirt or pants pockets with the same items.
For an adult sized apron, you need two pieces of fabric measuring 24″ by 18″ (of course you can vary this depending on your own measurements). You’ll also need two strips of fabric for the straps, usually 20″ x 2″ is a good size, again you can adjust to your own measurements.
Sew your two large pieces of fabric together (right sides together) on three sides, basically making a pillow case. Turn your pillow case right side out and fold the edges of your open end inside.
Top stitch the edge you jut folded in. Now fold your apron over, about 2/3 of the way. so that you form a pocket. Top stitch the each side to form one pocket the length of your apron. Now you can add more pockets by stitching up the middle to form two pockets or add more pockets of varying size by stitching up the pocket. I find that two to three pockets is sufficient.
Make your straps:
Fold the raw edges of the end of the strips in and then fold the entire long strip in half again, so that all raw edges are are in the inside of your strap. Press then top stitch the entire length of your strips and each end.
Attach your straps to the apron in the back of your apron by top stitching around the entire strap:
Cut your loose thread and voila a garden apron perfect for working outside or in.