Remember the totally awesome Generation T apron that Megan (one of our readers) made? Well, here’s another take on the T-shirt apron, with photos and tutorial courtesy of a DIYer named Disney from her blog, Ruffles and Stuff. (We added the materials list for easy planning.) Treat yourself by making an apron just for you–or, Mother’s day is just around the corner! You can also adapt the one with pockets as a gardening apron–you know, for all those flowers you’re planting.
1 T-shirt (preferably size L)
needle and thread (or sewing machine)
1. Cut the front design out in a large rectangle from sleeve inseam to sleeve inseam, and from under the neck to the bottom of the shirt:
2. Fold the bottom of the shirt up until it’s right under the shirt logo or design, then fold the hem down to create a more finished look. Sew into four even sections, with the end section sewn into two for spoon slots.
3. Using the back of your shirt, cut 6 strips, 2.5″ x 24″:
5. You should have two long snakes. Put them on top of each other with wrong sides facing and seams matched, pin, and stitch allllll the way around to make your apron waistband/ties.
6. Then pin your apron skirt to the back in the center, and sew it on!
To add ruffles, like those on the yellow one, cut a 3″ strip that is 1.5 times the length of your apron skirt’s hemline. Sew with a straight stitch on the longest length, and pull one thread to gather. Then sew the front of the apron’s hemline!
[ Posted on April 27th, 2010 ]