Create a craft apron from old jeans

craft apron from old jeans

These old jeans of Sam’s were handy.

craft apron from old jeans

craft apron from old jeans

I intended to follow the instructions in this magazine ‘sew simple‘.

craft apron from old jeans

craft apron from old jeans

Right from the get-go, I had to break the rules.

The instructions are for an adult sized apron, using adult-sized jeans. The length would have made it an ankle-length garment. Basically, I just started cutting.

craft apron from old jeans

An old dress of Lizzy’s is going to be the waistband and ties.

craft apron from old jeans

I gave up on the instructions completely when I got them to the waistband. With the changed dimensions, it just wasn’t working.

I just folded, cut, ironed and pinned until it looked like it was going to work. The top stitch missed the denim (DUH) on the top seam, so I ended up zigzagging over the waistband twice. Once to make sure it was attached and once to make it look better (not sure that worked).

craft apron from old jeans

In the magazine photo, the pockets and belt loops were removed and sewn on intact. My machine even with a brand new denim needle just wouldn’t go through all those layers of fabric neatly. I ended up cutting all the folded seams off the pockets and belt loops and zigzagging them onto the skirt, along with a cute little heart.

craft apron from old jeans

Oh well, not so bad in the end. A wee bit messy, but I’ve heard practice makes perfect.

craft apron from old jeans

courtesy: mommyknows

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