This is a fun way to reuse a jacket, dress shirt, and tie that no longer fits or you can get one from the local Goodwill store. Great apron for the "special" person in your life. You will need knowledge using a sewing machine for this project. It can easily be adapted to a western look if you use a western style jacket and maybe a string tie or more casual without a tie. Have fun and be creative!
Step 1: Step One: Repurposed Jacket, Dress Shirt, and Tie Into Apron.
Repurposed Jacket, dress shirt, and tie
One suede used jacket
One used dress shirt
One used tie
Remove the sleeves at seams “A”.
Open the side seams at “B”.
Remove all of the lining.
Sew the front of jacket together at “C”
Step 2: Step Two
Refer to figure: #2 open the seam at the back of the collar between the shoulder seams.
Cut vertically through the collar at B.
Step 3: Step Three
The back of the jacket now becomes the lining for the Apron. Stitch the flap at lower back of the jacket shut. Collar seam between the shoulder is open. Collar has been cut through center vertically.
Step 4: Step Four
· Sew the front of dress shirt closed near buttons.
· Tie the tie and place around the collar of shirt, pin in place.
· Open the seam at back of the collar between the shoulder seams.
· Cut through the center back of the collar and through the tie.
· Cut on the dotted line forming insert for the front of the jacket.
Step 5: Step Five
Sew the shirt to the jacket front under the jacket lapel, sewing through the tie.
Step 6: Step Six
· Stitch around the edge of the apron at the dotted line then trim 1/8 inch from the seam.
· Open seam A at the back of the jacket, fold the fabric down tucking it inside the collar of the shirt and stitch opening between the back and the shirt collar closed.
· Stitch around edge on dotted line, trim 1/8 inch from seam.
* Use the material of the sleeve of the jacket to extend the collar 5 inches. Attach Velcro to the ends of the collar to fasten around the neck.
Use fabric from the other sleeve to make ties for the apron (4 strips, 1 ½ inches wide, the length of the sleeve)