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You may be wondering why if this is a Christmas gift, my husband has it on already. Well, that is because his birthday is very close to Christmas and this is what he got. It’s still a great Homemade Christmas gift idea for men, since it can be difficult to think of things to make for him. So I had to share. I also knew this year (being 38 weeks pregnant) he would be doing most the cooking for the holidays, so he needed something cute, I mean manly, to wear.

In my opinion, there is nothing more attractive (or dare I say “sexy” on my blog?) than a man in the kitchen. Okay, minus the hideous sweater that he refuses to get rid of, I love to watch him cook. However, when he does, I’m usually kicked out of the kitchen because of my inability to shut my mouth and stop being critical about everything he does in there. I just can’t help it, I hope I’m not the only one with this problem. It’s usually my kitchen, right?

So, I had to add the saying to remind me that it’s wonderful that he is willing to help, even if he doesn’t do things like I would. Looking back, maybe I should have freezer paper stenciled on “shut up and kiss me.” Hmmm.

Wanna make one? Here’s some brief details on how I changed this wonderful tutorial to fit my man. I did it also in a previous post to fit my little ones.

I followed her same instructions, but changed a few measurements. My husband has a long torso, so keep that in mind if you need to adapt.

Looking at her pattern piece, my measurements are as follows. Really the only change was the length.
Along the top: 5 1/2 inches
Along the fold: 36 inches
Along the bottom: 11 inches
Along the side: 18 inches

I changed some sizes on the straps.
2 waist straps: 4 x 36
1 Neck strap: 4 x 30
D ring strap: 4 x 4
2 pocket pieces: 8 x 13

I hope this helps someone.

You will have to come back to see what my husband is “cooking” up in his wood shop (hint hint) for our girls. It’s pretty incredible. I hope to have it posted before Christmas, but who knows.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. I love all of your fun homemade gifts. Maybe if I make Shaun an apron he&#39;ll want to cook more:) I like the Shut up and Kiss me! Hope you are surviving the last of your pregnancy. Can&#39;t wait to see your new little one. Wish we could get together. Take care. <br /><br />Kelli