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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

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Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jun 15, 2017 4:02:52 PM
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Father’s Day Gift for the Grill MasterFather’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate your dad than to make something special. If your father is the king of the grill, then a denim apron is the perfect gift. After all, he probably wears jeans all the time.

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

I purchased an extra-large pair of jeans at Goodwill for $4.99.

  • Cut the inseam on both legs
  • Turn pants inside out

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

  • Using an old apron as a pattern cut away the extra leg fabric
  • Make a straight cut at the back seam (you’re cutting off the curve)
  • Sew the two pieces together

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

  • Turn the piece right-side-out
  • Cut off the front section of the jeans at the side seams
  • Round off the bottom corners
  • Sew a hem all the way around 

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

  • Make a bib for the apron from the front of the jeans by cutting off the pockets
  • Hem the sides
  • Pin and sew the bib to the bottom “skirt”

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Make neck tie:

  • Cut off the hem from the pant legs
  • Pin and attach to the top of the bib

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Father’s Day Gift for the Grill Master

Make back ties:

  • Cut 2-¼ in. strips from the left-over pant leg
  • Fold in raw edges so they meet in the middle
  • Fold in half again; pin, press and sew
  • Attach to the apron at the sides

Dad has pockets for cooking gadgets and belt loops to hang pot holders and spatulas. It’s a grill master’s dream apron and you did it yourself.

Happy Father’s Day!

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