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28 Free Vintage Apron Patterns

Find the prettiest free vintage apron patterns to sew on this page! These retro aprons are going to make cooking, cleaning, or entertaining more enjoyable.

Updated August 17, 2023
28 Free Vintage Apron Patterns

On the hunt for an apron sewing pattern inspired by the late 19th century, a la Little House on the Prairie? Maybe you're more interested in Betty Draper or Lucille Ball-inspired designs from the mid-20th century.

How about a fun and funky '70s style apron for entertaining? You will find them all and more in this collection of 28 Free Vintage Apron Patterns.

The terms "vintage" and "retro" can be convoluted in that there isn't a set decade that fits. In this case, we're mostly focusing on the 1930s through 1970s, but there are a few outliers here and there.

Either way, you'll find more than one vintage style apron pattern that you'll want to make ASAP. From beautifully festive holiday and Christmas aprons to ruffled and stylish full and half aprons, there is something for every style on this page.

With pictures for every apron, you will quickly be inspired to make your own pretty DIY apron inspired by years past.

Whether you already have some vintage fabric or want the pattern first before searching for that perfect textile, we think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the lovely designs we've collected for you here.

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Nostalgic Free Christmas Apron Patterns

Nothing warms a heart more than thinking of Christmases of yesteryear. So many nostalgic memories of baking holiday cookies, drinking cocoa by the fire, or end-of-year parties with loved ones.

The free Christmas apron patterns below will immediately bring you back to those days, even if the only vintage memories you have are from your favorite classic holiday movies or songs. From simple to over-the-top colorful and ruffled aprons, you'll love putting one on and dancing around the tree this December.

Free Apron Patterns With Ruffles

What's more girly and fun than ruffles? These old-fashioned aprons all feature ruffles, either all the way around, on the bottom, or completely covering the vintage apron pattern.

Ranging from easy to intermediate in skill level and with various designs from different eras, there isn't an apron below you won't want to make right away. They are frilly and fun, perfect for a party hostess or when you want to look nice while baking for your next dinner.

Vintage Half Apron Patterns Free

This section focuses on half apron sewing patterns that all have a lovely vintage feel. Invoking various decades within the 19th and 20th centuries, these pretty vintage apron patterns all have a unique look you'll love.

Put as little or as much time as you are willing to spend and still end up with a half apron that looks like it's been handed down for generations. We love the simplicity of the Hand Painted DIY Apron, the funky look of the Sprinkled Donut DIY Apron, and the breathtaking beauty of the Vintage Handkerchief Free Apron Pattern, along with the other stunners below.

Fabulous Free Full Apron Patterns

Last but not least, we're sharing our favorite full coverage vintage aprons. These fab full retro apron patterns again range in skill level, style, and decade but all of these are highly desirable and are as fun to make as are to wear.

Take a look at the vintage smock apron patterns, sweetheart apron patterns, and more below. All will invoke the nostalgic feeling of your mom or grandma's prime years and will have you feeling closer to them as you cook, clean, or entertain.

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