How to Make an Apron Out of Old Jeans




Introduction: How to Make an Apron Out of Old Jeans

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Threadbanger has been flooded with questions of what to do with old jeans, here is one concoction that won't leave you messy in the kitchen! On this episode of Decor it Yourself, Meg shows us how to make an apron out of an old pair of jeans. For more information and live-action details, check out the video! For more ideas and tutorials like this, subscribe to Threadheads on iTunes!!

Old Jeans
Sewing Machine/Hand Sewing Supplies
Scrap pieces of fabric

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Step 1: Cut Your Apron Piece Out of the Jeans

Lay the jeans on a flat surface and cut a straight line from the crotch to one leg.

Cut along the side seam and open the leg up. You now have your piece to work with.

Hold it up to yourself to set what length you would like it. Cut off the excess from the top, leaving about 1 inch extra.

Step 2: Make the Edges Neat

Pin a 1/2 inch seam around the two sides of your fabric.

Pick out a fun color of thread and sew 2 top stitched lines around the edges you just pinned.

For the top seam, allow for a 1 to 2 inch gap for the apron ties. Sew it down to form a casing that you will thread the ties through later.

Step 3: Add Pockets

Now we add pockets! Just cut out the size you want out of two pieces of fabric, and put right sides together. We used the denim and a bright orange fabric. Pin a half inch around the edges, and sew 3 sides together.

Turn the pocket right side out, and fold the top to the inside to get a clean edge. Pin and sew these edges down. Repeat for as many pockets that you'd like.

Pin the pockets in place, and sew along the sides and bottom.

Step 4: Add Appliqued Decorations

Let's add an applique! We made bacon and eggs out of leftover felt and fabrics. Cut out your design. Place the applique onto your apron, pin it down, and sew it down with a top stitch around each shape.

Step 5: Add a Tie for Your Waist

Take a piece of twine and cut it long enough to tie around your waist.

Place a pin on the end of the twine and thread it through the top casing of your apron. Once it is pulled all the way through, tie bigger knots on each side so it won't slip through.

To secure the ties, stitch the holes closed leaving a little space for the twine (don't sew the twine down at all!). Tie it around your waist and you are ready to get dirty!

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    5 Discussions


    5 years ago

    this Gove me a few ideas for a modified males version. I know what I'm doing this weekend :D


    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is such an awesome idea for some jeans I just had the zipper break in. Except I think I want to try cupcakes instead of bacon and eggs. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!!!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    By far the best apron from jeans idea. I love your idea for eggs and bacon. Thank you for this.


    11 years ago on Step 5

    I just ripped my favourite jeans and I did not want to make a purse-so this perfect!! Thank you so much.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I like it. Been wondering what to do with all thos old jeans laying around.