I don’t know about you, but my husband has been working the grill all summer. I’m almost to the point that I’m sick of barbeque foods…mmm, maybe not yet. It’s dinner time right now.
Anyway, Hunter mentioned once that he would love an apron that had little “tool belt” loops on it so he could hang his tongs on it. I thought it was a realistic project, so I began designing my own pattern.
I bought a yard of black broadcloth from JoAnn’s, a cotton/polyester blend. I wanted it to be durable. The only thing I’ve noticed about the fabric is it attracts dust and fluffs when you wash it. Other than that, it’s great.
I’m kicking myself now because I wish I had documented the whole process. It really was fairly simple. I always start by sketching up what I want it to look like. Because I wanted this to be a surprise for father’s day, I didn’t want him to have to try it on throughout the process, so I made my best estimates on the width and the height by hanging one of his polos on a hanger.
Here’s the finished product.
This is some of my best sewing. I was really proud of how well made it is. It fits him just right. Doesn’t he look great?
The loops work like a charm. Very cool, and very functional.