Don'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
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.
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.
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
Very cute! Love the little girl's hair. :)
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