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Turn a shirt in to an apron.
Cook up a storm with this shirt-fronted apron. This is a great way to create a masculine version of a feminine garment, but if you still find pink too pretty for the boys, then make it in a more masculine blue check as I have done on the following page. Use as large a shirt as possible for the greatest coverage and the most practical benefit.

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  • How to make a full apron. Butt-On Down Shirt Apron - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay the shirt on a flat surface and measure 8 in (20 cm) down the shirt front from the neck and 43?4 in (12 cm) away from the central placket. Mark this point with tailors’ chalk. Mark a similar point 43?4 in (12 cm) from the placket on the
    other side of the shirt. These points indicate the bib front of the apron. Draw curved lines from the neck, through the
    marked points and out to the sides. Cut through both the front and back and along the lines to remove the sleeves (see pic. 1).

  • How to make a full apron. Butt-On Down Shirt Apron - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the shirt over and draw 2 lines, the first 3?4 in (2 cm) below the collar and the second 17 in (43 cm) below
    the collar. Cut away the top of the shirt between the lines. Cut a line up the center back of the shirt and then open up the shirt. At the collar, turn under the raw
    edge by 1?2 in (1 cm) twice and pin, baste, and machine stitch, so all you see at the top of the apron is a collar. Turn under the raw edges on the apron by 1?2 in (1 cm)
    twice and pin, baste, and machine stitch. Top stitch over this seam to stop the curved edges from curling in (see pic. 2).

  • How to make a full apron. Butt-On Down Shirt Apron - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut 2 lengths of 30 in (76 cm) of white tape. Turn under one end, pin, and then sew them on as apron ties to the top corners of each side of the apron back (see pic. 3).

  • How to make a full apron. Butt-On Down Shirt Apron - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tip
    Aprons will, of course, get dirty, so choose shirts that can withstand frequent washing, such as cotton.

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Jan A.
Jan A. · Memphis, Tennessee, US · 1 project
Love aprons any kind. Thanks for all these.
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Kathy.Farrey
Kathy.Farrey · Elwood, Illinois, US
Love this idea. I'm gonna do this with a Hawian shirt. Would be really cute with a tuxedo shirt too.
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Dayana M.
Dayana M. · 5 projects
love it!!
supa cute, I'll try ^^
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NANCY.ELLEN.MILLS
NANCY.ELLEN.MILLS
I have the coolest shirts saved in a huge ziplock cuz I just knew they were too nice to not use like in a quilt. Gonna make an apron!
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Mar6Y
Mar6Y · Columbia, South Carolina, US · 18 projects
Amazing idea! love it! Happy
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