Allspice Apron by Hey June Handmade

Monday, December 5, 2022

I'd been wanting to make this style of apron for a while - this is the Allspice apron by Hey June Handmade (free pattern!). I found it after listening to older episodes of the Love to Sew podcast that I never got to when life got busy, and one of the guests was Adrianna from Hey June Handmade.

Fun(ny) fact: On days that I wear my handmade clothes, I'm more likely to put on an apron while eating so that I don't accidentally get my me-made clothes dirty. It's happened before with salad dressing splatter, haha!

(See more photos at the end of the post.)

Size / View:

Small. For reference, my measurements are hip 37.5" / height 5'.

For reference, my measurements are:
  • Bust: 34.5"
  • High Bust: 32.5"
  • Waist: 29"
  • Hip: 37.5"
  • Height: 5' 0"


Linen fabric from Joann. I bought enough for a matching apron for my daughter. Technically she's supposed to make it herself . . . But who wants to bet I get impatient and make it for her? I think she's not-so-secretly hoping for that too.

Adjustments / Construction:

  • Shortened the straps by 1" and the hem by 2" since the apron was drafted for someone taller
  • Raised the pocket position by 1"
  • Instead of using a 3/8" seam allowance to attach the bias binding, I used 1/4" so that I could skip grading seam allowance. I didn't reduce the width of the binding though, so next time I'll try that so there's less excess when I fold the bias tape over to stitch down.


Next Time:

  • Not much change, except to reduce the binding width by just a bit, if I sew with a 1/4" seam allowance again.