Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Aprons

When doing holiday baking, no proper vintage guy or gal can be without a festive holiday apron!

Thankfully, there's about a jillion options out there for your sewing pleasure.. and they make a great gift for your host or hostess, too!

Let's see what we can find.

Mail Order P186

Vintage Needle Finds has this absolutely adorable mail order pattern in stock, isn't it darling with the cute appliques?  Oh my gosh, I want one of each!

Simplicity 4180
Sandritocat has this cute apron in stock.. it only takes one yard of fabric, and you can make matching tea towels, or aprons for other seasons, too.  Little Christmas trees on gingham check is too cute!

Alice Brooks 803 (also Mail Order 522)
Here's a really somewhat bizarre Santa Head apron, as seen on The Vintage Pattern Wiki.  Selvedge Shop has a very similar pattern in stock (Design 7100).

McCall's 1982
This beautiful apron from Rose Corners features elegant reindeer and snowflakes prancing across it.

Butterick 3306

Purple Plaid Penguin has this adorable apron pattern in stock which includes tons of other holidays, too!  Be prepared for every season. :)

McCall's 1713

Redcurlz's  has this cute one in stock, with holiday decoration on the pockets.  Or are they hula girls and cherries? I really can't tell, but it looks like the other girls' on the envelope are checking it out.

Sew Betty And Dot will make sewing easy with this cut-and-sew apron fabric panel from Daisy Kingdom.  It includes a matching apron for your doll!

Simplicity 8214
This cute apron matches the table cloth, and you can make it by shopping at Retroactive Future.

Butterick 5940
Here's a surprisingly sexy pointed apron with festive bell trim.  Via Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Butterick 5092
For the gents, here's an apron with a tree.. looks like he likes it, anyway!  Picture via Vintage Pattern Wiki, in stock and available now at Hey Chica.

Simplicity 4737
You can really get into the spirit when your apron matches the table cloth!  Available from Jantiki.

DuBarry 6118
While this pattern from DuBarry isn't specifically marketed as a Christmas apron, the festive red and green colors and white snowflake-like spots certainly suggest the holiday season!  Image via Vintage Pattern Wiki.

McCall's 7062
Talk about unusual, how about these very cool Steampunk holiday aprons?!  You really can make something for almost anyone. :)  Available at The Granny Squared.

Simplicity 9649
How about some easy and cheerful aprons for you and your better half?  From Denisecraft or Pattern and Stitch.

Mail Order 1-449-T
More adorable motifs in a mail order pattern as seen on The Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Butterick 9982

This cute apron from Fancywork has great big pockets and cute stitched Christmas trees.

Color Me Mine #1213

Lonestar Blondie  has this cute mother/daughter REVERSIBLE apron in stock.. it has pockets for crayons. :) 

McCall's 8479
Here's a cute winking Santa apron from Cloe's Closet.

Simplicity 7889
Or this cute happy Santa apron from Clutterina.

Simplicity 8213
Lonestar Blondie also has this cute holiday mother/daughter apron in stock!  Also available at Hey Chica.

Simplicity 323
Anne 8665 has this adorable poinsettia-themed apron in stock.

Advance 9564
These holly trimmed and angel aprons are TOO CUTE from Midvale Cottage.

McCall's 2062 and McCall's 2264 via Vintage Pattern Wiki

I'm absolutely crazy about these 1950s family aprons from McCall's.  

On the left, gingerbread cookies gaily decorate aprons for mom, dad, sis, brother, and even the dog! Kinsey Sue has it in stock!!  

On the right, a cowboy Santa and his lasso and boots decorate mom, dad, and kiddo aprons .. totally unique!

McCall's 1991 via Vintage Pattern Wiki
Do you like this really neat apron with Santa on the roof top?  Or maybe a candy cane?

McCall 2182 via Vintage Pattern Wiki

This has subdued but elegant holiday motifs.  Classy classy!

Mail Order 7437

Another cute mail order Santa apron pattern via Kinsey Sue.

Vogue 8753
This hard-to-find Vogue pattern from Carrollonline includes many things for your holiday table besides the apron... look at those cute pot holders!

McCall's 3422
Really look like Santa or Mrs. Claus in this adorable apron from Hey Chica.

It's extra easy to sew an apron with this pre-printed fabric panel from Linda Kay Designs.

Simplicity 4213

A festive tree decorates the ruffled pocket of this cocktail apron pattern from Mom and Pop Culture Shop.


Okay. I'm really exhausted after all of those aprons.  Maybe it's time to take a break and make one?  Or do some baking?

Next time, I'll do the baking first so I have some cookies to munch on while I blog. :)

Happy cooking and happy sewing!

Let us know what you think. :)


  1. It's a great idea to slip an apron on and you may as well look super cute!
    Great post! Great aprons!

  2. Very cute! I love aprons. They are super easy to sew.

  3. There is not one pattern here that I don't love. Great hostess and holiday gifts and one for me!!

  4. Not an easy choice with so many styles to choose from. An easy way to add a festive touch, especially when it co-ordinates with the table linens.

  5. Cute patterns! The one I recall my mother wearing wear red chiffon with sequins - totally impractical for cooking but pretty to wear to set the table.

  6. BTW, I have McCall's 2062 in stock now and it's on sale:)