Friday, July 30, 2010
Old pair of jeans
Fabric for the top half of the apron
(I only used about 1/4 metre)
Embellishments (buttons, ribbon, bows, lace, etc)
First I cut out the old pair of jeans...
* Cut along the side seams
* Cut the length of the jeans to how long you want the bottom of your apron to be
* For the tie around the waist you can either cut around the belt loop and use that or what I did was to just cut if off and then insert a pretty belt using up some fabric scraps
Next step, add your embellishments...
*I cut out a flower out of my lace fabric & sewed a button in the middle to hold it on
*I sewed some more lace around the pockets
For the belt...
(Not my photo, but you get the idea hopefully)
*For the ends, I sewed them into a semi-triangle, but you can just stitch straight.
For the top half...
*I used an old t-shirt to trace a pattern I liked. Remember to make it a wee bit shorter than you think you need.
*I sewed some bias binding around the whole edge of my apron
(if you're unsure of how to do this, follow these instructions here)
*Made another 'belt' for my straps except this time instead of using random pieces, I used all one colour.
*Sew straps at preferred angle to top
*I added bows to hide the stitches because I did in a rush :) You probably won't need to though if you do it slowly and properly!