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September 20, 2013

T-Shirt Apron

T-Shirt Friday! Originally, I had a different post planned, but today, Disney from Ruffles and Stuff posted that they are keeping a 2 month old in the foster system along with the 7 month old that they were already keeping (As well as a their own daughter). Disney has such a loving heart and, right now, she’s feeling overwhelmed and I think it would be great if we all popped over to her blog and gave her some encouragement! Sometimes, we all need an uplifting word!

Disney has been such a great supporter of The Good Life, so today, I’m gonna throw back and re-post a T-Shirt tutorial that she shared with us last year. Enjoy!


Since there is a T-shirt for every style and personality, that means there can be an apron for it, too!

1. Cut the front design out in a large rectangle from sleeve inseam to sleeve inseam, and from under the neck to the bottom of the shirt:2. Fold the bottom of the shirt up until it’s right under the design, then fold the hem down for a more finished look. Sew into four even sections, with the end section sewn into two for spoon slots.

3. Using the back of your shirt, cut 6 strips, 2.5″ x 24″:4. Then sew three strips together into one, and repeat for the other three.

You should have two long snakes like this:

5. Put them on top of each other with wrong sides facing and seams matched, pin, and stitch allllll the way around to make your apron waistband/ties.

6. Then pin your apron skirt to the back in the center, and sew on!

All done!

To add ruffles, like this one, cut a 3″ strip that is 1.5 times the length of your apron skirt’s hemline. Sew with a straight stitch on the longest length, and pull one thread to gather. Then sew the front of the apron’s hemline!

You could use any shirt you love, or go with a kitchen-themed shirt!

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I hope you enjoy the tutorial. And thank you so much for having me, Kendra! Have a wonderful day, everyone!