Sunday, November 27, 2011
Denim Apron Tutorial
As you guys know, I don't dress up very often - especially when I am just going to be around the house cooking. Therefore, I do not need an apron to *protect* my cute clothes. On the contrary, I use my aprons to *dress* up my fit. How easy is it to throw on an apron? Easy Peezy.
Also, sometimes my pajamas don't have pockets.
With the holidays amongst us, I thought it may be a good idea to share my apron tutorial with you guys. You are welcome ;). Please ignore the fact that I didn't make in time for you to use while cooking your Thanksgiving meal. Duh.
What you will need:
1 pair of jeans (who doesn't love a great jean refashion?)
BTW, I bleached these jeans out because the original color was gross. To see how to do that (in written form) click here. For a video tutorial click here.
Step 1: Cut the jeans up into 4 parts. Cut the legs off, then cut the top part in half. (One of my legs is smaller than the other because I used part of it in another project). I named the pieces A, B, C, D so that we won't get confused later. You can go ahead and put piece D to the side because we won't need it.
Step 2: Cut piece C in to 4 sections. (cut the seams off, we will use them later). We will call these pieces C1, C2, C3, and C4
Step 3: Take C1 and C2 and sew them together to create a longer piece. Lets call this piece C12.
Step 4: Sew a gathering stitch across the top of C12, pull the gathers so that the top is the same width as the bottom of piece A.
Step 5: Sew C12 to the bottom of piece A.
Step 6: Sew piece B to piece A. I put two pleats in piece B so that it will fit - and to create some boobage area. (my browser is telling me that boobage is not a word, but I disagree).
Step 7: Take the remaining pieces from piece C (C3, and C4) and create two straps. You really only need one strap - you can use the other one in another project.
Step 8: Trim the seams from when you cut up piece C.
Step 9: Sew on the seams to the waist of piece A and a strap to the top of piece B.
I am linking up again to the Pleated Poppy. Go check out what they are wearing ;).
AND to Frugally Sustainable. I love that blog!