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March 16, 2012

T-Shirt Apron

I have a pile…a PILE of t-shirts to take to Goodwill, so I pulled one out that I particularly liked to craft with. Disney, from Ruffles and Stuff, made an adorable t-shirt apron and I used her tutorial to make this.

This is the t-shirt. Love Revolution, my friends. Does anyone else remember this tour? For some reason, I had this shirt in an XL, which worked well for this because a bigger t-shirt gives you more to work with.

Cut a rectangle out of the front of the shirt (I forgot to take a picture. Whoops.). Then, cut two strips out of the back of the shirt. I really just eye-balled it. I cut the length as long as the width of the shirt and I made the width about four inches. Make sense? You should have two strips that are about four inches wide.


Sew the two strips together to create one long strip.

Fold the strip in half, right sides together, iron the crease, and stitch the opening along the opposite edge.

Then, flip it inside out (right side out?) and iron it flat.

On to the apron…Take the hem and fold it up, folding the hem down a little to create a clean line. Pin it in place and sew the right and left side. Like Disney, I also sewed a few lines down the middle to create pockets.

Pin the strip that you made for the apron strings across the top and stitch in place.

So easy! Can I be cheesy and say “sew” easy? It’s a great remedy for a t-shirt that you no longer wear, but still like, or a Goodwill t-shirt that you may like, but is too big.

Don’t forget to throw your name in the hat for the March giveaway!

Enjoying the Good Life,




  1. I love it!! Makes me want to get in the kitchen…

  2. I need to go find a t-shirt now…

    • goodwillsc

      Do it! So simple and fun!

  3. That is just the cutest ever. LOVE this idea!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Cathy! You should give it a try!

  4. What a cute and clever project! I’d love for you to share this at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon 🙂

  5. I love reusing t-shirts. I never thought to make an apron. Great idea! Thank’s for sharing! 🙂

  6. that looks like a baby belly peeking out of the top of that apron 🙂 🙂 fun idea!

  7. This will be fun to do with the kids who want to learn to sew.

  8. This is such a great idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, so much!