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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

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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.
 
aie_i3 years ago
really good ideas.. i wanna make it soon.. ;)
originalandrea.com (author) 5 years ago
Yes, the black was the pockets. There were two pockets, so each side of the bag got a pocket. Easy, premade, no sew pockets!!
harrihiker5 years ago
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!