How to Make a Men's Bespoke Apron
Spruce up Dad's barbecue or morning coffee routine with a rugged yet dapper denim apron featuring leather towel loops and a cellphone pocket.
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- 1 1/2 yards of denim or chambray fabric
- water-soluble fabric pencil or chalk
- measuring tape
- X-Acto knife
- 1"-wide leather strip
- 1/2"-wide leather strip
- leather punch
- 6 medium rapid rivets
- rivet setter
- rubber mallet
- small anvil
- sewing machine
- heavy-duty thread
With measuring tape, cut fabric into a 27 x 34-inch piece. Mark both sides with chalk 9 inches from the top.
With a straightedge, mark upwards at a 45-degree angle inward toward the center of fabric. Make sure to leave a straight neck at least 11 inches across at the top.
Create a 1 1/2-inch seam by folding fabric under on all sides. Pin and sew together (image 1). If working with stiff denim, use an iron to set in the seams (image 2).
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