Turn a Shirt Into an Apron

Find out how to transform a worn out men's shirt into an adorably retro apron with minimal sewing involved.

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When button down shirts have seen better days, it's time to give them new life. This clever project transforms worn men's shirts into a handy, dandy cooking or cleaning helpmate.

Materials Needed:

  • two men's shirts
  • scissors
  • hem tape
  • iron
  • needle and thread

Photo by: Loch and Key

Loch and Key

Photo by: Loch and Key

Loch and Key

Cut the Sleeves Off Both Shirts

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Seal With Hemming Tape and Iron

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Iron Twice for a Smooth Finish

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Use a Cuff From a Different Shirt to Make a Front Pocket

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Cut the Back for Apron Strings and Bottom Ruffle

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Attach Front Pocket and Iron With Hemming Tape

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Loch and Key

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Loch and Key

Fold Apron Strings Into Thirds. Seal With Hemming Tape and Iron

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Hand Stitch to the Apron

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Like to Sew? Add a Decorative Ruffle at the Bottom

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Loch and Key

Photo by: Loch and Key

Loch and Key

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