Beginning Sewing: The Working Apron

Fiber Arts

Beginning Sewing: The Working Apron *Cancelled*

Learn sewing techniques while making a functional working apron.


Tue, 4/30/2024 - Wed, 5/1/2024


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All makers could use an apron and this one makes a great project for beginners! Learn how to read and use a pattern, cut and sew the elements, then put them all together including ties, lots of pockets, and a machine hem for the edges. 

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to the instructor, Piper, at


A $28 materials fee, included in the class cost, covers a full-size, printed copy of the Merchant & Mills "The Workaday" apron pattern to use in class.

You have the option of bringing your own sewing machine or using one of BARN's.

You will need to bring the following to class:

  • Fabric: 2 yards in the color/pattern of your choice. Suggested fabrics are cotton canvas and twill, denim, dry oilskin, oilskin, and medium- to heavy-weight linen. You can make the ties in self fabric or 25mm webbing or tape.
  • Matching thread
  • 3.5 yards of 25mm webbing (if using for neck and waist ties)

The fabric and notions can be purchased anywhere, but the instructor is offering a discount to BARN students at her store, Esther's Fabrics.


If you'll be using a BARN sewing machine, you much have completed Fiber Sewing Machine Certification.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

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