I am a consultant for a cooking product company. I was given a free apron, but I'm not really the apron type. I decided to turn my apron into a great logo tote bag for carrying extra catalogs around (logo has been blacked out).

It's also a great size for an overnight bag, a reusable grocery bag, etc.

Step 1: Cut bag shape

First get an apron, remove the strap(s). Fold the apron in half and cut along fold to get two panels.

If you have pockets, use those as a guide for cutting each square. I folded my pockets in half then cut around them. My panels ended up being 16" tall and about 13" wide. I also used some scrap fabric to make a liner the same size.
really good ideas.. i wanna make it soon.. ;)
Yes, the black was the pockets. There were two pockets, so each side of the bag got a pocket. Easy, premade, no sew pockets!!
Nice bag, looks very sturdy with the liner and the straps reinforcing it. Is the black piece of fabric the apron's pocket? Looks good and functional!

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