I made this beautiful apron from two old t-shirts. Use this free apron pattern to make one too. It's very easy to sew, yet very cute and functional! Perfect for a Sunday grill, or summer pool party.
Cut the sleeves off of one t-shirt. Cut the back along the pink dotted lines. (DO NOT cut the front).
Fold your t-shirt in half along the middle and cut cut it into this shape.
From the lower edge of your second T- shirt cut:
Ruffle your 2" strips along the middle. Each one should be about half of your apron's width when finished.
Gather the side that is not hemmed of your 8" strip to your apron's width. Now you have a little skirt!
Pin your skirt to the lower edge of your apron. Make sure it is about 1/2" above your apron's hem.
Pin your 2" ruffles on top of your little skirt. The skirt's edge should be slightly showing below these little ruffles.
Sew with a straight line over the middle of the ruffles. It looks so pretty!
Make a 1" machine hem on one of the 17" sides of your pretty fabric rectangle. Fold and press 1/4" towards the wrong side of fabric on all the other sides.
Pin your rectangle to the apron where you want the pocket to be
Sew along the edges of the rectangle with a straight stitch. You can add a second decorative stitch.
Sew 2 straight lines parallel to the short sides of your rectangle to divide it in 3 and create 3 pockets.
Measure how long you want your apron's neck strap to be. Mark this measurement with two pins. This part should be right at the middle of your ribbon.
Cut the shoulders from the t-shirt in a triangle shape.
Make a knot with the ribbon below the shoulder seams. Use the part that is marked with a pin. Do this for both sides.
Take what's left over from the ribbon and knot it around the corner of your apron. Do it on both sides.
Ta da! You're done with the free apron pattern. Do you have more ideas? Share them in the comments.Top of page