Children's Apron Made from a Man's Shirt

This tutorial is about how I upcycled one of the sleeves of a man’s shirt into a DIY kid’s apron for my 3-year-old son.

Materials Used:  Kid’s Apron from a Man’s Shirt

– Man’s Shirt – Sewing Machine – Iron – Safety Pin – Chopstick

Step 1: Hem The Body Of The Apron 

The first thing to do is to cut the sleeve off of the man’s shirt you are upcycling by cutting the outside of the shoulder seam.

Step 2: Sew Your Straps 

Fold your strips right sides together and sew along the raw edge. Press your seams, and then cut both strips in half.

Step 3: Attach Your Straps 

Head to your sewing machine and tidy up the edges of the straps by folding them over twice at each end and sewing them shut.

Then attach the two shorter straps, one at each corner, with the right side of the strap facing the back side of the apron. So essentially, when the straps are sewn, the seams of the straps will be hidden against the body.

You can make the pocket as large or small as you like. I would have ideally made a slightly bigger one, but I didn’t have a lot of large pieces of shirt left.

Step 4: Attach The Pocket