free sewing pattern for Snow White princess dress up apron


I’ve always been a little conflicted about the whole princess thing for little girls. No, I don’t believe that playing princesses is going to cause my daughter to have an eating disorder or teach her that her entire life is dependent upon finding a prince. But I do think our culture is entirely too focused on girls’ appearance and that the “princess culture” can contribute to that. At the same time, I appreciate Disney’s attempts to portray the princesses in their films as strong, brave, kind women who do a lot of good in the world. And I also appreciate the imaginative play I see going on when my daughter and her friends play princesses.

So yes, I’m a little conflicted. But apparently not that conflicted, considering I just made my daughter a slew of new princess dress-ups to share with her friends.

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

I’ve made four different princess dress-up aprons with free patternsClick here for the Snow White apronhere for the Rapunzel apronhere for the Elsa apron, and here for the Belle apron.

Or, if you’re looking for a different character (plus dress up aprons for boys!), visit QueenElizabethAprons. She offers 100 different apron patterns, which means you’ll be able to find your child’s favorite character, whether it be Minnie Mouse, someone from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Alice in Wonderland, and pretty much anyone else you can think of. Plus she offers finished aprons as well for those of you who love this idea but don’t want to sew!

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Dress up aprons are nice because they’re really easy to sew – I can make one in about half an hour – and they take less than a yard of fabric. In addition, since there are ties at the waist and neck, each apron will fit a variety of sizes. This ensures the aprons won’t get grown out of too quickly, and it makes it easy to share them with friends who come over to play. They also hold up to washing better than many commercial princess costumes, making them perfect for everyday play. Pair one with a fluffy white skirt (here’s the one I got!) for an easy DIY Halloween costume!

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too

After figuring out the easiest and cutest method for sewing up princess dress up aprons (IMO), I’ve created a free printable PDF pattern for you to download so you can make some too. The pattern I’m providing comes in three size: 2/3, 4/5, and 6/8 (although the largest one would probably fit 9 year olds too). A princess dress up apron would make a great handmade Christmas or birthday gift.

Today I’m going to show you how to make the Snow White dress up apron because it’s the simplest version. Then in the next week or two I’ll also share how to make a Rapunzel dress up apron, an Elsa dress up apron, and a Belle dress up apron, each with it’s own printable PDF pattern in sizes 2/3, 4/5, and 6/8. ***Update: all 4 patterns are now available! Click here for the Snow White apronhere for the Rapunzel apronhere for the Elsa apron, and here for the Belle apron.

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

You want to start by downloading the free Snow White dress up apron pattern by clicking here. Print it at 100% or full size, and be sure the grey box measures 1 inch by 1 inch. Half inch seam allowance is included in the pattern. This is what the pattern looks like:

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

I’ve made a video that tells you everything you need for the Snow White dress up apron and walks you through the entire sewing process. Watch through the whole thing and you’ll be ready to start sewing princess dress up aprons:

Shopping list:

  • 1/4 yard blue fabric
  • 1/2 yard yellow fabric
  • 3 yards 7/8 inch wide red ribbon
  • red thread (for sewing the waistband ribbon on – white is fine for everything else)

One last note: as I mention in the video, I use broadcloth to make these aprons; it’s cheap and doesn’t wrinkle as much as 100% cotton. You’ll find it near the quilting cottons in the fabric store. Mine came from Walmart and was only $2 a yard. I got my ribbon for $2 a roll at Walmart as well, making this a very inexpensive project.

So adorable! Get the free PDF sewing pattern for this easy to make Snow White princess dress up apron in sizes 2-8 to fit any little girl! Easy DIY Snow White costume or dress up. Great handmade Christmas gift idea. More princess dress up apron patterns on this site too!

Click here for the Snow White apronhere for the Rapunzel apronhere for the Elsa apron, and here for the Belle apron

Comments

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    Kathy says

    Cutest aprons ever. They would make great Christmas presents, Oh if only i didn’t have 18 grandsons. Although they are pretty awesome.

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    Kristie says

    Thank you Thank you! I have my sisters family and wanted to do something for my two nieces for Christmas. I’ll just have to make double so I have some for my girls as well. I have loved the apron idea but never wanted to figure out the pattern for them myself! Thank you!

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    Mary says

    Holy smokes-you are the BEST ! I have never seen such fantastic instructions.
    Thank you so very much ! What cute and charming aprons, even though they
    are for “Princesses”. I swore that I didn’t want my grand daughters to be princesses,
    but they ARE girls and it just happens. They are born with a princess gene. Thank you for
    the outstanding sewing lesson.

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    Amanda says

    Perfect! I wanted to make princess dress-up clothes for Christmas, but with a baby in the family again, my sewing time is limited.

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    Jennifer says

    So cute! I think you need to do a boy version as well 🙂 Starwars perhaps or just boy dress up aprons…That would be cool as anything and then both my kids would have cools stuff!

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    Roxanne says

    These are the cutest dress ups and so much better than a full dress that is one size only. You are so creative. I love your site and pinterest boards. Thank you for sharing!!! I’ll be making all of your princess aprons this week for my granddaughter.

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    honey f says

    Your video tutorial is absolutely fabulous! Your instructions are clear and well described. Thank you so much. My neices are getting an Elsa and a Rapunzel apron for Christmas. 🙂 I can’t wait to see their faces when they open them.

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    Donna Robinson says

    Thanks Autumn, I made the Snow White, Elsa and Rapunzel aprons for my nieces for Christmas. So easy to follow and make. Such a great idea, I hope they love them as much as I do. I would post pictures if I knew how to here. Thanks again, and merry Christmas

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