Friday, January 9, 2009

Old Jeans + Quilt Binding = Cute Apron!

This is the apron I made for my niece (age 9 1/2) for Christmas. She is very fashionable and loves to do cooking projects, so I knew she needed a hip little apron.
I save old jeans for various uses. These were my husband's old Gap jeans. I cut one back pocket for the top of the apron and used the front of the jeans as the skirt. Black quilt binding finished the edges and I used some cute polka dots for the sash. I also handstitched her first initial onto the front bib pocket, but didn't get a picture of that.
It turned out so cute, and she really liked it! Now I want one for myself!


  1. OH MY - cute is an understatement. I LOVE THIS! I do a booth each Thanksgiving at a huge holiday market and am adding aprons this year. I would love to know how you did it...tutorial anywhere? :)

  2. Thanks, Jen! I love your blog name! Funny!

    I don't have a tutorial, but this was really simple. I just cut the backside of the jeans with the pocket in the middle, then cut down the seams and across the front for the apron skirt. I edged it all with black binding and sewed the two pieces together at the waist of the jeans. The neck is a wide grosgrain ribbon, but you could do fabric.

    The sash is a pretty basic sash (sew a tube with the fabric inside out and then reverse it and finish the end). I added the front little tie as an afterthought to make it a little more hip.

    Good luck with your apron production!

  3. Very cute! I Love it! I have to make one of these for my daughter. I agree with you, I think I'd want one for me too. This is great to do after the boys wear holes in their jeans. :)

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