Darth Vader Apron Pattern

darth vader apron pattern

Come to the dark side! Did you see my R2D2 inspired apron earlier this month? If you didn't see the appeal – then you probably won't go for this one. But if you loved R2D2 – then fight the Rebel Alliance and join the dark side with Darth Vader. I hear the dark side has cookies.

Squeal! A chance to show my geeky side and my love of Sci-Fi with this free apron pattern. Running to the fabric shop right now!

I hate to hear a man whine, so when he saw me with my R2D2 apron, he was all complaints that I hadn't made anything for him.  His wish is granted with this unisex Darth Vader inspired apron.  Now we can fight good versus evil in the kitchen instead of just fighting about who does the washing up tonight.

I told him to look menacing for the photos, but he just couldn't stop grinning so I suppose that's a good thing.  He really loves his new apron.  Best thing I ever made for him.

darth vader apron pattern

Disclaimer: Obviously this apron design is not an official design and is neither endorsed or licensed by any of the companies associated with the Stars Wars films.  I am not affiliated with or sponsored by any of the Star Wars companies. This pattern is intended for your own enjoyment and is my personal interpretation only.

darth vader apron pattern

Materials list for your Darth Vader apron pattern:

  • Black fabric for the apron base – cotton twill, canvas etc,
  • Dark grey for the central panel (darker than mine ideally)
  • Small scraps of bue, green and red cottons
  • Silver fabric if you have it, if not use a light grey
  • Black fabrics, novelty prints etc for the applique pieces
  • Twill tape for the ties – length according to your size (or make your own)
  • Heat N Bond Ultrahold fusible web recommended, or Lite/Wonder Under if that’s all you have
  • Black thread

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Download the free Sci-Fi apron pattern

You can download the pattern from Payhip and choose your price.

You can decide what to donate for this pattern, anywhere from zero upwards.  Decide what it's worth to you.

Thanks so much for your generosity. 

darth vader apron pattern

Benefits of sewing this apron? Same as R2D2 but more evil!

  • Lots of geeky fun for you and your friends
  • Show off your sci-fi side
  • Be the envy of the kids
  • Unique!  None of your friends can get one unless they pay you millions of space dollars to make one for them.
  • The Force will be strong with you when you cook
  • Good for guys and gals too
  • Pair it with the R2D2 apron pattern for more Star Wars role play  😉

How to sew a Darth Vader inspired apron

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darth vader apron pattern

Step by step how to sew a Darth Vader apron – see video for detail

  1. Assemble your pattern and cut out around the outside. The dotted line is the finished size after turning in the edges.
  2. Use the pattern to cut out your main apron fabric.
  3. Decide on the length of twill tape you need for your ties at the neck and waist depending on your size.  You can also create your own ties using 4 inch wide strips of fabric – I used regular black cotton.  Fold them into 4 for hide raw edges and top stitch, the same as you would for bag straps.
    darth vader apron pattern
  4. Baste the twill tape to the top of the apron, 1 inch in from the sides. Baste the tape at the waist of the apron.
  5. Turn 1/2 inch to the wrong side around all edges and press. Turn in another 1/2 inch and press.
    darth vader apron pattern
  6. Sew the hems in place, folding the twill tape to the outside as you go.  Sew over the tape at the seam to secure it
    darth vader apron pattern
  7. Transfer all of the large main grey and black pieces to Heat N Bond, following the abbreviations on the pattern.
  8. Fuse the Heat N Bond fusible web to the reverse side of your fabrics
  9. Cut out all of the pieces carefully. Lay out the pieces on your fabric according to the diagram.
  10. Remove the backing paper from the pieces and fuse them all in place.
  11. Stitching around each of the pieces is optional, but recommended if using the Ultrahold, and essential if using the Lite version of the fusible web
  12. Mark and then stitch heavy-weight vertical lines on the central panel in a black thread.
  13. Add all of the smaller detailed pieces – follow the template or make your own design
    darth vader apron pattern
  14. Done – enjoy your geeky Star Wars inspired apron.  Remember to take it off before answering the door and scaring the neighbours or postman!
  15. Make R2D2 as well, just because you can, then fight it out with light sabres while you wait for the water to boil.

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Download the free Sci-Fi apron pattern

You can download the pattern from Payhip and choose your price.

You can decide what to donate for this pattern, anywhere from zero upwards.  Decide what it's worth to you.

Thanks so much for your generosity. 

darth vader apron pattern

Don't forget to check out the R2D2 apron too.  Just look at us, I'm grinning like a maniac I'm so darned happy to see my husband loving something I sewed for him 🙂

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22 Responses to Darth Vader Apron Pattern

  1. Peg says:

    Thanks so much,it will be a great gift for my Star Wars addicted son who is also King of His grill.

  2. Jamie A Fuerst says:

    I would love the pattern for this apron and the R2D2, but can’t seem to make the link work? is it still available?

  3. Sharon Clampitt says:

    I LOVE this! Unfortunately I missed it when it was offered on Craftsy. Can I purchase it from you directly?

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  5. Renee says:

    I am unable to print the pattern off due to the margins and the pattern going to the end of the paper. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      HI, Renne, you need to use actual size and read whether the pattern is su[posed to be cut on Landscape or portrait.

  6. Sarah says:

    I absolutely LOVE this idea. Next fathers day gift for my daddy. 🙂

  7. Debra says:

    Deby, I was going to make the R2D2 apron for my SIL for Christmas. Now I have to choose! My question is, are the two aprons the same size, or is the Darth Vader bigger? That may help me decide.

    • They are both the same size apron pattern and applique design. If it helps, hubby is 6 ft tall and wears a size large. You can of course always increase/decrease the apron size if needed.

      • Debra says:

        Thank you. I think I’m going to stick with the original design then. I appreciate your making this pattern available for free. I love your work.

  8. Angie says:

    Deby! oh my gosh i love the Vader and R2D2 aprons! now if only my guy new how to BBQ… i guess thats my next step! You know how much i love the geeky stuff 🙂 so Deby, keep talking nerdy to me 😉

  9. Perfect. The shine and pattern of the black and dark grey fabrics (at the top and at belt line) really make it special. They really add dimension and life to the apron. Awesome, once again!

  10. This is awesome! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that features your Vader apron: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=85603 –Anne

  11. Beverly says:

    My daughter and her husband will love these aprons!!

  12. wench57 says:

    Thanks for sharing this pattern!!! Love both aprons 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    You both look so cute! Adorable couple, besides you both look like a lot of fun to be with, so when is the next BBQ?

  14. T says:

    You two look great together…

  15. Brenda says:

    Deby, you are a genius! You and your husband look an absolute treat in your aprons.

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