The BBQ Father’s Day gift theme continues today with this BBQ apron using the Ribs & Bibs fabric line. BBQ and Ribs are a big part of our family traditions. I am so excited to give this apron to my dad who prides himself on his slow-cooked ribs. I’ve cut some corners on this project by ordering solid black chef’s aprons from Amazon – a 2 pack is about $10 and they arrive in 2 days! Here’s how you can make one:
Solid black chef apron
Fat quarter Checker Board Red
Fat quarter Open Pit White
Pig from Dinner for Two
Therm O Web Heat n Bond Lite EZ print sheets
Print the pattern in reverse on the Heat n Bond EZ print lite printer sheets – they make appliquéing letters a snap!
Peel off the backing paper. Center the pig and the letters on the top portion of the apron. Iron in place. Top stitch around each letter and the pig. Yes, it’s a little tedious, but think of all the time we saved by not sewing then apron 🙂
Prepare the pocket by cutting a rectangle 15.5″ x 9″
Pin the pocket into place and topstitch around the sides and bottom. Top-stitch again 1/4″ away from the first seam. This helps prevent fraying inside the pocket where there is a raw edge.
I made my husband close his eyes while modeling this apron so he wouldn’t see it – he is getting one for Father’s Day too!!