Create a craft apron from old jeans
These old jeans of Sam’s were handy.
I intended to follow the instructions in this magazine ‘sew simple‘.
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.
An old dress of Lizzy’s is going to be the waistband and ties.
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).
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.
Oh well, not so bad in the end. A wee bit messy, but I’ve heard practice makes perfect.