Pretty sure my future is much more likely to include my own sewing show and not my own cooking show. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got a few dishes that my sweet, ruggedly handsome husband is sure could make us millions, like my Ham and Cheese Chowder or my Wild Rice Meatballs. But my repertoire of edible meals is definitely much smaller than my sewing portfolio.
But even if you’re like me and have limited cooking skills, there’s no reason not to at least look cooking-show chic while you cook. Refashioned from an old button-down shirt, this apron features coordinating pockets and a colorful waistband for a fashionable twist.
You can see the complete tutorial here. I’d love to know what you think of it, so if you leave a comment and pin it on one of your Pinterest boards, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of The Refashion Handbook.
Thanks to everyone who pinned and commented on last week’s refashioned shirt tutorial.
The winner of the Refashion Handbook is:
Tami Geiken Lee!
Send your address to me at email@example.com and I’ll send it out to you ASAP.
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This is so cute! I made some little bibs out of some shirts, last week, so I have huge chunks of the shirts left….perfect for a cute apron. You are just so creative. Thank you
This is such a great and stylish idea. I’ll be trying this for sure!
Really cute finished product, Beth. Love the colors and the fabric print combination 🙂
Another “I love it”! I love aprons, but I’m such a messy cook I need full aprons. Lol I’ve also come to the conclusion your thrift store is better than any around me.
You must have the best thrift store! None of the ones near me have such great finds, but I will keep looking. Another winning design!
I LOVE this! I pinned it to my Sew Fun! board since I think it would be ( fun, that is! =)) What a perfect way to use his favorite shirt, a too boxy, too big, or too small shirt! GREAT idea- as usual, Beth!!!!
Oh my goodness-really?! Thank you so much!
When I saw the apron in my feed, I said to myself “hey, I have a shirt that would work for this” 🙂
LOVE the colors you used!!!! Tried to leave a comment at eHow, but it wouldn’t let me. 😦 Maybe because I am on an iPad? I did pin it though, so please enter me in your drawing–I really NEED to win your book!!!!! 😃
I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but you are the cutest!
I like this and will try it! Pinned to my sewing board.
I love you apron and I spend so much time in the kitchen I need a couple of new aprons. I also happen to have a pile of shirts and a pile of fat quarters and scraps. Maybe this will even happen today. Thanks for the great apron.
Who thought it is going to look that cute! I love how the orange and blue work together! Well done! Wonderful inspirations.
Best wishes from Toronto,
Such a cute idea and I love your coordinating colors!
Chic and smart – as always!
Once again you have a huge hit on your hands! Your ideas for refashioning are ingenious! I love aprons and this one is definitely going on my “must make asap” list! I pinned this to 2 of my boards and would absolutely love to win a copy of your book!
I love aprons and I love sewing! Aprons are my “go to” gift for bridal showers! I like to pair it with something on their registry. I love having new ideas to play with and use to create aprons I know will match their kitchen style!
Thanks for the fun idea!
I’m already pondering what to do with the rest of the shirt!
I’m definitely making this one. Pinned it. 🙂
Very creative! I like the combination of fabrics you used. I pinned it.
Thanks for the giveaway.
I love it love it! Pinned it to my sewing board. I think I might be able to pull this one off…….now to raid my husband’s closet! 🙂
Great and refreshing idea! Thanks for sharing!!
Loved the look of the apron and the colors you put together. I’m going to give this a try but…I moved the pockets up a bit in the tutorial so I could pin and sew them on while the apron front fabric was flat. Just makes it easier for me to work on flat than gathered.
Such a pretty colour combination! I’ve used my husband’s shirts to make tissue pouches, bags and curtains for the kids’ playhouse, but not an apron…yet! Xx
Oooooooooooh! So cute.
Love that apron!!
Love this! I have seen some other ones made from shirts but this is by far my favorite! Nice job!!!!!!!! (and I pinned it!) 🙂
Great idea and great choice of colors. Aprons SHOULD be fun. I have several of my grandmother’s handmade aprons and they’re definitely heirlooms. Your grandchildren will love these one day.
love the apron so so cute
You has such an eye for color and putting things together. I wish I could see things like that when I stare dumbfounded at a pile of fabric and a shirt I want to change. I hope by following you I will find my own inspiration!! thank you
Oh, cute! I love the pattern and colors together!!
I adore the apron!!!! (Actually I think it is developing into rather a fetish with me lol. I use them all the time, specially when I spin fibre)
I love this apron and pinned it to my refashions board. I love the retro look and the big pockets. The fun challenge will be to find a pleasing combo of colors and patterns like yours has.
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This is so cute and I LOVE the color combination…so cheerful! In fact, I just recently painted my kitchen cabinets teal and cream and decorated with orange accents!
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