A while back BLKHAWK asked for an Instructable for a "Manly Shop Apron" on the Instructables Forums, so that got me to thinking (anyone smell smoke???) about a way to upcycle something I already had here. My daughter left a pair of bib overalls when she moved to her own place. I wanted to figure out a way to make them into an apron. I figured they'd be great since they already have several cool pockets, as well as that "hammer loop" thingy.
This is what I came up with
Step 1: Step 1 Start With a Plan (and a Pair of Scissors)
FIRST DETERMINE: #1 Do the overalls fit you? IF they do, there will be no need for strings to tie the apron around your waist.
#2 What length do you want the apron to be?
#3 Do you want to use the back pockets?
#4 Do you have a sewing machine, and know how to use it? Can it handle denim?
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES:
1. Bib overalls
2. Sharp Scissors
3. Seam Ripper (this is only a couple bucks at the fabric store or Walmart and well worth every penny...get the one with a larger handle if possible)
4. Straight Pins
5. Iron and Ironing board
6. Soap sliver or marking pencil
7. Straight edge (yard stick)
1. Sewing machine and/or Serger
2. Thread (matching or contrasting color)
3. Fusing Tape or Fabric Glue
4. Stop Fray