Dad’s Helping Hands Grilling Apron

By  April Moffatt 

size: varies

  • Dad’s Helping Hands Grilling Apron


  • Black full-length apron
  • Cotton print fabric of choice, 1/8 yd.
  • National Nonwovens Felt: Moss XoticFelt, 1/4 yd., Chocolate WoolFelt, 9”x12”


  • Ink brayer or paintbrush (optional)
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • DecoArt White Birch Multi-Surface Satin Paint
  • Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, iron with pressing surface, paper plate, tape measure, ruler, or yardstick, straight pins

Pattern - Dad's Helping Hands Grilling Apron

  • 1. Print out full-size patterns. Cut letters from Chocolate felt and bowtie from cotton print.
  • 2. Iron apron. Measure apron width 14" from top center (A). Cut rectangle from Moss felt measuring A"x6". Position panel on apron 8" down from top edge of apron; pin in place. Trim felt as necessary to match apron shape. Machine zigzag stitch around edges of felt panel using contrasting thread. Adhere "DAD" to center of felt using fabric glue; let dry.
  • 3. Apply good amount of paint to child's hand using paintbrush or brayer, spreading evenly across surface. Press hand onto apron. Repeat with each child's hand; let dry.
  • 4. Position bowtie pieces right sides together, matching raw edges. Machine stitch around edges with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving 2" opening in center along one edge. Clip corners; turn right side out. Press seams. Repeat with bowtie center pieces, machine-sewing long sides with 1/8" seam allowance. Press raw edges under 1/4" and stitch to secure.
  • 5. Fold bowtie into fourths. Wrap bowtie center piece tightly around bowtie center; hand-sew on back to secure. Hand-sew bowtie to center top of apron. Tack upper corners of bowtie to apron.