Friday 1 May 2015

An Apron for Him - tutorial

It's difficult to make a present for a man. But I found a great idea on Silvia's blog.
It's a quick and funny project.
I have asked Silvia if I may write a short tutorial about it and she kindly approved.
Here is my version:

An Apron for Him Tutorial

Materials needed
- one shirt (if it is used, the front should be in good shape)
- binding
- scraps of fabrics
- thread
- sewing machine
- scissors, water soluble pen or tailor chalk, pins
- one safety pin

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I folded the shirt in half. I cut out the front.

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On the back, the cutting followed a curved line finished up at about 4" down from the shirt's neckline.

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I drew a line along the neckline.

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I cut out the collar following the drawn line.
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I verified if the new neckline needs some corrections.

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I added the binding on the raw edge and stitched the two straps.
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I made a bow tie and I placed it on the shirt with the safety pin. I played a little and embroidered a label with his monogram and stitched it above the chest pocket. 
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It was very well received.

Thank you, Silvia, for this brilliant idea and for the permission to post the tutorial!

An Apron for Him Tutorial

Have a beautiful day, my dears!

I'm linking to Finish it up Friday!


  1. This is so cool! Great job. PS- my friend Libby is going to be making a quilt from your Country Home pattern soon. Her blog is here:

  2. Oh what a great idea - and I love the bow tie touch!

  3. Much, much better than my man apron! I'm glad you made a tutorial, thank you!