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Making a Jeans Apron

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Take those old or wrong sized jeans and rather than throw them away, make a cute apron. This is a guide about making a jeans apron.

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Craft Project: Denim Child's Apron

Denim Apron 1Don't throw away those outgrown jeans! Recycle them into a piece of clothing. This is an apron I made for my granddaughter's birthday. She is going to be 3 soon and is quite the little "helper" and a wee-bit the daddy's girl. My son barbeques a lot and I thought this would make a cute gift for her.

Approximate Time: 2 hours plus drying time

Supplies:

  • adult pair of jeans
  • fabric paint
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • needle and thread

Instructions:

Since I made mine while traveling, I hand stitched this apron. You can shorten the time by using a sewing machine.

I used a man's pair of jeans. Just follow the 8 easy steps and you will have an adorable apron to give to a child.

  1. Cut pant leg off.
  2. Cut down pant leg removing seam.
  3. Cut at an angle along dotted line. (see diagram)
  4. Fold edges into the shape desired and sew.
  5. Sew on ribbon for ties.
  6. Cut pocket off jeans along outside of pocket seam and sew onto front of apron.
  7. Decorate with fabric paint as desired.
Denim Apron Diagram

I also used puff fabric paint, but I brush it on. Just squeeze some out on a paper plate and use a paintbrush to apply. Some colors will take a few coats. Denim is a little harder to cover than other lighter material. It does not puff when used this way and you can also mix colors to achieve different shades.

I chose to sew little bows on the girl and a tiny pair of wood sunglasses on daddy. I coated them with clear nail polish first. Denim Apron Pocket

The apron only takes one pant leg and pocket so I had another set left over. So I took the pocket and cut it off along the outside of it's thick seam. I then cut a piece of denim the same size as pocket and stitched these together, leaving the top open.

I cut the thick side seam off the pant leg and sewed it on for a handle. I then took a narrow strip of denim from the leg and rolled that into a rose for a flower. I stitched that on the front and trimmed the edges with silver glitter glue. Now she has a little purse also and both projects came from just one pair of unwanted jeans!

By Mary from Palm Coast, FL

Two Aprons from One Jean Overall

Jean ApronTwo unique and fun aprons from one jean overall.

Approximate Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • 1 pair jean overalls
  • assorted embellishments
  • scrap fabric
  • lace pieces
  • thread
  • sewing machine
  • scissors

Instructions:

Cut off the legs below the crotch, split the crotch seam and lay flat overlapping topstitch down. Take off the fasteners, save for another use. Cut side seams so you have a front and back. Bind or finish off the edges anything works, let them fray, that's ok too.

The red trimmed apron is the front of the overalls, I sewed on some trim and made red ties for the back and neck, I tied them on the button fasteners and sewed to the sides, then I took a small piece of red fabric and hemmed 3 edges and gathered it the bottom. For the lacey apron, take the straps and sew them together in the back, trim the edges with lace and doilies. Anything goes for these aprons. These both sold within hours of making them! Jean Apron 2

By Jackie from Middleton, WI.

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