This is my great nephew, Keith. His mom is a chef, so I thought he needed an apron for when he helped her out in the kitchen. I sewed strips of western themed material then cut into strips and resewed to make the squares.. For the top I have a double layer of strips. I was cutting it close to the mailing time for Christmas, so I opted to serge the sides rather than put binding. I guess it could have been hemmed, too. For the strap around the top, I folded a strip of material in half long way, sewed it, then turned right side out. I put button holes in the apron bib, the put the neck strap through this and tied knots. Quick and CUTE!! Especially once donned by this sweetie!!