Try This: Button-Down Apron Made from Recycled Shirts

Create a fetching and functional apron from recycled men's shirts.


| April 2011 Web



button-down apron

Photo Courtesy Lark Crafts

The following is an excerpt from Sewn By Hand by Susan Wasinger (Lark Crafts, 2011). 

A little creative cutting and stitching allows you to “borrow” seams and buttonholes from a pair of recycled men’s shirts to make a fetching and functional apron that gets down to business in the kitchen.

Materials 

2 large or extra-large men’s long-sleeved, button-down shirts
heavy-duty white thread

Fabrics 

For the apron: light- to medium-weight cotton or linen button-down shirts, preferably with pockets and sewn plackets. Oxford stripes, small plaids, or chambray solids. Flannel shirts in stripes and plaids could make a handsome–and cozy–apron too.





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