Thursday, May 2, 2019

Embroidered Apron - a DIY Mother's Day Gift

Show your love this Mother's Day with an embroidered apron. This project starts off with a pre-made apron, that I then embellished with hand stitched flowers.

Mother's Day Embroidery Pattern

Mother's Day is coming up soon! It almost always sneaks up on me.  In over 7 years of blogging, this is only my second Mother's day craft. Can you believe that?! I need to get my act together. My other Mother's Day project was a necklace and keychain personalized with birthstone gems.

I actually made this apron last year for my mom. You may have seen it on Instagram (follow along!). She loved it and since I happened to snap pictures, I figured it's better late than never to share with you.

Embroidered Apron - A DIY Mother's Day Gift

Embroidered Apron for Mother's Day

I love this fun floral apron - I got it at Seagull Book. I'm not sure if they still carry this specific one, but they always have very inexpensive aprons.

Since it's spring and flowers are budding everywhere, you may also like this floral monogram I recently made.

Embroidered Apron Mother's Day Gift

Let's get started!

Supplies needed for an Embroidered Apron

apron with a pocket (pocket should be a mostly solid color)
embroidery pattern 
coordinating embroidery thread
tracing paper
embroidery hoop
sewing machine or needle and thread

Supplies Needed for Mother's Day Apron

Stitches used in Mother's Day Apron

Below are the stitches I used in this project. I've link to video tutorials to explain the stitches.

stem stitch - lettering
woven rose/wagon wheel stitch - flowers
lazy daisy stitch - flowers
french knot - center of flowers
backstitch - leaves

Free Embroidery Pattern - Mother's Day Gift Idea

Steps to Embroidering an Apron for Mother's Day

Step 1 - Decide on a design for the pocket. (You can print off my floral grandma design, if desired)

Step 2 - Remove the pocket from the apron, by unpicking the seam.

Step 3 - Place the tracing paper on the pocket. Place the embroidery pattern on top and then trace the pattern with a pencil.

working on embroidery

Step 4 - Embroider the design.

Step 5 - Sew the pocket back onto the apron.

Free Embroidery Pattern

I hope you enjoy this project. It was fun for me to learn create something with some new stitches I had learned.

More Embroidery Ideas


DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea with Free Embroidery PatternEmbroidered Apron for Mother's Day

1 comment :

  1. What a very special apron and a great gift! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen