There are lots of how-to's around for sewing aprons, all of which are great, I never knew how popular aprons were until I needed to make one. Leaving things to the last minute as usual, I realised creating a beautiful master-piece was not affordable, practical or appropriate for something about to go to a festival kitchen.
So this apron has a few different features:
1. It uses an old t-shirt and a shoe lace
2. It is very quick and easy and requires no pattern (this took me a few hours to knock up).
3. The results are functional* and fun rather than neat and tidy!
* Although, highly ironically I was not allowed to wear this particular apron for said festival due to a mis-understanding of environmental health rules -one must have a 'bibbed' apron, apparently. I'll be working on an extension soon...
Step 1: Select your materials
You will need:
T-shirt : hold it up against you to make a rough guesstimate for sizing. I chose a large mens-sized, air-tex cotton one to give me plenty of material of an appropriate weight and washability.
Scraps of material for a pocket and/or decoration
Shoe lace - for the ties, you could substitute with ribbon, cord, anything really
Scissors (dress makers/ fabric scissors will save A LOT of frustration and time)
Sewing machine (or lots of time and patience for hand sewing)
An iron (not strictly necessary but helps with neat edges)
Some taylors chalk might also come in handy as an optional extra