6 June 2009

Utility apron

I wanted to show off the little utility apron I made for my cousin, Di. She cuts hair and I thought it would be a fun apron for her to pop her scissors, comb and other bits in while she's cutting, although she might stick to her full apron which keeps bits of hair off her clothes. Anyhoo, she could use it for crafting, gardening or give it to her daughter. It was fun to make and I don't really care what she does with it.

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Step one, cut the butt, legs and front off a pair of jeans (thanks for the old jeans, Mom!)

Step two, sew bias binding all the way around the raw edge.

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Step three, sew a sash from a piece of material. Thread it through the belt loops and stitch on either end. I would have had two extra belt loops, one on either end where I've stitched it, but had previously pinched one for a scrapbooking project. It still works, so that's okay.

TIP: If you do have a belt loop on either end, you won't even need to sew a sash - simply use a belt to hang the apron around your waist!

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Voila, here is me modeling the apron - photos courtesy of Daniel.

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Pockets all round!

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13 comments:

  1. Great apron,

    I might just have to make one of these cute little guys myself.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  2. Really cute. Well done, homemaking queen!!

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  3. So very cute! I'd never have thought of something like this.

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  4. How clever! You are so creative!

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  5. I LOVE it!! SO simple, SO cute!!

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  6. Thia apron is SUPER CUTE! Great job!

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  8. That turned out very cute!

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  9. So I was reading your other posts and the bottom of the screen was half way through the first photo of your adorable little apron, but, the first thought that popped into my mind was - wow, thats a super wide pair of jeans - then I scrolled down and saw your craftiness and had a lovely little chuckle to myself.

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  10. This is the most clever idea! You've got to submit it to Rachel at oneprettything.com !

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  11. I loved this so much, that I had to try it for myself!
    I have linked to your site to give you credit.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Great idea....I like the easy part of it, fast and functional. Thanks!

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