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DIY Men’s Shirt Apron

Men's Shirt Apron

Why buy an apron for the kitchen or even the workshop when you can easily make your own?


If you have some old pretty men’s shirt in the closet and you don’t know what to do with them, you can definitely upcycle them into aprons.


  • Old nice shirt
  • Rotary cutter/scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing machine/kit

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Men's Shirt Apron

Cut around the collar but leave it intact.  Cut it very close to the seam so that you won’t have to hem anything or have any raw edges.

Men's Shirt Apron

Use rotary cutter and ruler to make a diagonal cut from the armpit to the top of the shoulder. Make sure both sides are even.

Men's Shirt Apron

On the edge that you just cut, turn a hem under to conceal raw edges, and sew it down.  Do this on both sides.

Men's Shirt Apron

Then use the excess clothing to make the straps.

Men's Shirt Apron

Close all raw edges in and sew your straps on to the bottom of your diagonal cut.  Be sure to back stitch more than once to secure it.

Men's Shirt Apron

That’s it!

Thanks to Gabriel’s Good Tidings Blog for this great project!