Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jean Apron

Waste not, want not.....isn't that what we used to be taught before we became a throw away society?  Well I had that old saying in mind when I decided to repurpose my FAVORITE pair of old jeans.  While sorting the laundry I noticed I could definately see light through the seat of my pants!  I was getting ready to toss them when I caught myself and said to my husband, "I think I can use these for something".  He looked at me funny but he has learned it is best not to go there.....  So I stuck them in my sewing room to wait for inspiration and yesterday it finally came.  An apron.  Yeah!  Cuz we all know how much a country girl loves another apron!  It just took some scraps of fabric and liberal use of my scissors and my old jeans will see many more years of use.After trimming my jeans' ahem "seat" to a cute little curved shape, I cut 2 strips of pretty fabric 5 inches by 45 inches.  Sewn end to end to make one 5 by 90 inch strip and folded in half length wise I now had a generous pleated flounce.  I took another 2 strips of coordinating fabric cut 4 inches by 22 inches to make the waist ties.  These were also folded in half and sewn along one short and one long edge.  Turned right side out, these were attached to the waistband. 

Here is a view of the bottom edge with ruffle attached.  I top stitched on the jean side to keep it all tidy.

Here is the wasteband on the wrong side with the ties sewn on.  You can also see how I finished the side edges.

I serged the pleated ruffle to the jean bottom.  Makes a much nicer finish since it might be seen.  Now I have a great little apron, with pockets, that is both cute and durable.  And free!  Diana

14 comments:

  1. What a cute idea with pockets, too. Love it!

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  2. That is so adorable! Using the back pockets - how clever is that? Love!

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  3. What a great upcycle!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

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  4. What a super cute apron! I love reusing denim.:)

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  5. What a perfect idea for a totally cute apron. I love how you transformed these jeans into something both pretty and practical. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

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  6. Super cute. I have one that a friend of mine made me and I just love it. I think you will too!

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  7. This is sooooo cute! What a fun idea! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  8. Very cute apron!! Great idea!! Stopping by from Creative Itch's linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

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  9. I've got several ripped pairs of jeans in my sewing corner waiting for me to make aprons out of them. Yours turned out darling!

    Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'.
    I'll be featuring you tomorrow, so be
    sure to stop by and grab a 'featured'
    button!

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  10. Fabulous way to reuse your favourite jeans and stop them from being thrown away. Your new apron looks great. I'd love for you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Aprons...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/02/threading-your-way-aprons-and-art.html

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  11. This is so fun! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

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  12. Hi Diana, I've featured your jeans apron today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/07/refashioning-denim.html

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  13. Hi Diana, I've featured your jeans apron again, today...
    http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/05/shirt-apron.html

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  14. Oh this is super cute and fun too! I really love projects that use pre-loved denim.....am q2uite sure we all have a stash of that! LOLL
    Christine

    ChrisW Designs

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