Embroidered apron patterns are fun and functional, plus they remind us of our moms, grandmas and other influential women in our lives (I’m sure aprons remind some people of certain men in their lives, too).
On the week before Mother’s Day, we invite you to make a new embroidered apron pattern using fun fabrics and a cute spring-inspired embroidery, courtesy of Chelsea Briner of Sew Simple Home. We hope it gives you the warm fuzzies!
This embroidered apron pattern is a great gardening apron, as it gathers up to hold your fruits and veggies as you pick them! Fun and functional at its best.
Chelsea Briner is a wife, mother of 3 and owner of Sew Simple Home. She has always enjoyed all things domestic, which is why she graduated with a degree in Family Consumer Science (aka Home Economics). She shares quick sewing and crafting projects, family friendly recipes and organizing tips to help guide busy parents on how to manage their home effectively and use their creativity to accomplish it.
Bee Happy Embroidered Apron Pattern
I love customizing any handmade items that I make. One way to do this is with simple embroidery designs. Because gardening season and Mother’s Day are just around the corner, I thought a fun spring design was in order.
This hand embroidery Bee Happy pattern is the perfect design for a cute garden apron, pillow pattern or on some simple kitchen towels. Any mother would enjoy a sweet gift like this.
Embroidered Apron Pattern Supplies
- Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer
- Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites – Butterfly Gold, Sun Yellow, Blackberry, Cloister Brown
- #24 Chenille Needle
- Hand Embroidery Hoop
- Ring Thimble (this is optional, but a fun little product that makes hand embroidery that much easier!)
- Garden Apron Pattern
- Bee Happy Embroidery Design
(Apron supplies come later! But this fabric is similar to the featured prints:
Dear Stella Honey Bee Triangle Dot Bumblebee Fabric and
Timeless Treasures You Are My Sunshine Sunflower & Bee Chalkboard Black Fabric.
Peel design off of the paper backing and place onto the fabric right side where you plan to stitch the design. Hoop the fabric in the embroidery hoop.
To make the embroidered apron pattern, thread the needle with one to two strands of thread (each strand mimics two strands of traditional floss). Hand embroider the design using the following stitches:
A: Bee Happy – Outline the letters with a backstitch and fill with layered backstitch
B: Bee head and black stripes – Satin Stitch
C: Bee Wings – Outline with backstitch
D: Bee Stripes – Satin Stitch
E: Antennas – Back stitch
F Bee trail – Running Stitch
Remove the design from the hoop and trim the excess Fabri-Solvy from the design perimeter.
Place the design under water to remove the stabilizer. Allow to air dry.
Construct the waistband and sew it to the rest of the apron.
Grab the garden apron pattern to make this embroidered apron pattern at Sew Simple Home.
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