Monday, April 26, 2010

Upcycled apron tutorials

I made this apron to day out of a skirt I was going to toss because of a busted zipper.
It was super easy and took no time at all.

Things you need.
an old skirt
about a half of yard of fabric
scissors, rotary cutter
Sewing machine and thread

First step cut the skirt in half.

next press the raw edge you just cut the sew a 1/4 seam on both sides.
Now make a pocket any shape you want I did mine square cutting a piece of fabric10X4 folded it in half right

sides together then sewed it all the way around leaving an opening to turn it.
I then put a premade ruffle on the top over the opening then sewed it shut.

I the place the pocket on the apron how ever I wanted then sewed it on.

Next I made ties by cutting 2 strips 28x8 (you can make your ties how ever long or wide you want them or even use ribbon)

Next I folded the ties right sides together then sewed it all the way around leaving an opening at the bottom

Atere I turned it I ironed it then top stiched all the way around the ties.

Then I sewed them on to the side of the top of the apron

Then your done.

Now put it on model on your front porch so all your neighbors think you are insane.



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Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

Yay! Seriously could not have posted this at a better time! I just had a zipper bust on a dress I loved, now I have the perfect way to keep it! Just found your blog through my sister, and I love it!

Ande said...

cute Jen, I love it. I am sure I have a few skirts up stairs I can do that with. :)

janet said...

you are a gal after my own heart...I am always in the skirt section of my Salvation Macy's (Army). I have found some real beauties. Great tute and you are just too cute! Hey I made a rhyme...;-)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love aprons. Thank you for this. I am going to make one. I just made a t-shirt apron out of an old but favorite t-shirt.
I followed a tutorial over at
Love your blog! and I also thank Heavenly Father that families can be together forever!

shaina said...


ter@waaoms said...

seriously. i need to buy a sewing machine and learn how to sew.

Ready Set Create said...

Really Cute! I totally ♥ this idea!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I knew this was you as soon as I saw the thumbnail :) Love it, as usual!

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Yarni Gras! said...

I love it! my neighbor's see me put stuff in my garden to take pictures of it so they think I'm nuts too!

Heather said...

Love it so cute!!!!

msdonnaclaire said...

I am not sure how I found you, but I love you!You enable me to laugh out loud so many days!I enjoy the tutorials even though my sewing machine is on an extended vacation.I especially love this one - it makes me want to find something, anything to put on and model - just for my neighbors delight;)

tinahead81 said...

SO cute!!

crush. blog said...

lol - LOVED the fabric choices for this apron!

ps. we were checking out your sidebar and with all that kissing going on it's no wonder you had 8 kids, lol.

The Country Club Kat said...

Super idea. My neighbors see me coming too - lol.

Lori said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for joing Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party.

e_donaldson said...

I LOVE this!!! It's so fun and flirty! Thanks so much for sharing. I came across your tutorial on "Totally Tutorials" blog. I also posted a link on my craft forum here:

Awesome work! I can't wait to give it a try!

- Elizabeth

Amy @DYKTMP? said...

I was out at a thrift store looking for a good deal when I came across this pretty pink skirt. It was a pretty skirt, not my size but it looked so nice. Then I remembered your tutorial on the skirt apron. Now my sway partner is getting a beautiful Upcycled apron. I hope she likes it!