Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Appliquéd Half Apron

Even before I started sewing for fun, I saved jeans. I'm not sure why but I still have a bunch laying around. So I put one of those pairs to work... Well that's not totally true, it was a skirt, but still denim and still re-purposed.

So anyway, I cut the skirt in half keeping 2 pockets and ditching the waistband and belt loops.

Then I appliquéd some double layer stars out of cotton and fleece. After that I put a back on it by putting right aides together and sewing all the way around (leaving a hole for turning) then top-stitched the hole closed and the rest of the way around. After that I made a long skinny "tube", turned it right side out, and sewed it to the top as the apron ties. They are long enough to be wrapped around to the front to be tied. I used the same pink plaid cotton as the appliqué for the back and ties.

I love the way it came out! But not enough to keep it from my friend who I made it for. So this was gifted to her along with a set of six measurement magnets. Similar to the ones I have pinned here.

So here is the apron tied in the front. I forgot to take a picture of the back but it is just that  same fabric.

And here it is untied. You can see here how long I actually made the ties. I wanted them long enough to make a big bow when tied in the front or the back.


  1. Such a cute idea, I have added to my pintrest list :)

  2. Such a fun apron that looks fabulous!!! Love the way the bow ties at the front. Great upcycle!!! Thanks for linking up...

  3. Hi Leanne, I've featured your apron today...