Great for dads who like to grill outdoors!
its a very simple project too!
Step 1: Supplies
Sewing machine or by hand if you prefer
Thread with color that matches your suit
Old suit jacket
Step 2: Chalk It Up!
This doesn't have to be perfect. We can cover up any mistakes with sewing and pinning.
After making your mark, measure out a 1/4 inch from the chalked line extended toward the sleeve. Then make a second chalked line. This is where you will cut the fabric, this gives you a seam edge to fold under and sew to for a nice, neat, closed edge.
The first line is the line you will follow with the sewing machine.
When you cut the suit make sure to just cut through the front of the jacket, leaving the sleeves attached to the backside.
We will use the sleeves to make the ties for the apron.
Step 3: Cut One Side Then Then Fold and Cut
Step 4: Behind the Collar
Step 5: Cut Out
Make sure to cut up along the seams of the jacket then follow your chalked lines up and around the collar.
Once you have cut the front piece out make sure to go inside the jacket and pull out the stuffing in the upper portion of the jacket.
Then pin the seams shut. Just fold under a quarter of an inch and pin
Make sure to keep the front buttoned as well
Step 6: Remove Sleeves
The backside of the jacket will be used in making a Vest, or waist coat for another project! No need to let anything go to waste!
Step 7: Save the Buttons
Step 8: Apron Ties
You will end up cutting out a long rectangle and folding it in half and sewing the open edge shut.
Next you will take a long stick and use it to turn the rectangle inside out.
Do the same for the second apron string
Step 9: Pin and Sew
Just make sure when you feed the fabric through the machine not to pull on it as it goes through, I found out that if you do the apron tie will twist like a strand of DNA and give your tie a funny look in the end.
Step 10: Add the Ties
Measure your suit jacket up against an apron to see where you should add the ties
Simply pull the two layers of fabric apart and slide the end of a tie in and repin shut.
When you sew, you will sew right over the tie locking it into place.
Step 11: Pin and Stitch Front
I then reattached the buttons later just to add the decorative look back.