Introduction: Recycled Vintage Apron

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I'm pretty new at sewing, but the vintage contest inspired me to make something. I'm really happy I made my apron it cuz I had a lot of fun making it and I love the way it came out! I found old men's shirts that I used for the material. I didn't have to buy anything; all you need is material and a sewing machine.

Step 1: The Basic Form

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Cut out the shirt you want for your apron in the shape of an apron. I used another apron I had to get my shape.

Step 2: Contrasting Color

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Cut a piece of the other material for the strip on bottom, then hem it all around.  Here you can see my other apron that I based my shape on. Don't sew it onto the apron yet.

Step 3: Outline the Apron

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Trace the shape of the sides onto the second shirt and cut out a thick piece of that shape (see how I did it in the picture), then hem it all around. Do the same to the other side.

Step 4: Sewing It On

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Once you have both pieces fold them over the side edges and sew them in place. Then sew on the thick strip of material made before onto the bottom.

Step 5: Finish Up the Apron

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Cut and hem a thinner strip for the top, then make two more identical pieces. sew them together as 1 long strip then sew them on with the middle strip on the apron and the 2 pieces hanging off the side.

Step 6: The Final Touch

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To make a pocket cut out a square piece of material from the contrasting color and hem it on 3 sides. Sew a button on the unhemmed side then sew the pocket onto the apron. Stand back and admire your beautiful creation:)


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