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Men's Shirt Apron


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Transform an old men's dress shirt into a collared apron in this apron sewing tutorial. The Men's Shirt Apron is a wardrobe refashioning project that will look good on men or women. It's a great upcyling sewing project that's easy to make.

Men's Shirt Apron
Men's Shirt Apron
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Under an hour

Sewn by: Machine


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These make great bibs for men in nursing homes or group homes. A bit more dignified than a bib

Love your idea.

My father passed away in 2012 and for some reason, I kept quite a few of his shirts. After making teddy bears (32) for the family from the shirts, I still had a few left over. I have made 4 shirts aprons so far. The last one I made, I used the short sleeves to make large pockets on the bottom of the apron, on both sides. It worked great, and I didn't have to hem the top of the pockets. I love these aprons, and have made one for myself using the shirt of my brother who passed away in 2005. Thank you so much for the idea!!!

I made this & it turned out beautiful! Very pleased and very easy. I agree with sewing along the buttons to keep the seam closed.

Would sew the opening where the buttons are; leaving the top three free for slipping the apron over the head. I agree adding pockets would complete this apron. Using a boys shirt for a child's apron is a must.

I have used this idea to make memorable aprons from family's special dresses as well as Granddad's favorite fishing shirt.


it is something I want to make

I think this was awesome and good instructions. I would put big pockets on it in a bright green color to match the plead in the fabric. Good Job.

I absolutely love this!!!! Can't wait to get started making this one.

Absolutely ingenious. I made 30 for Christmas gifts and everyone loves them.

I think this is great!! but, will use the sleeves to make pockets... !


Love this idea!


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