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Quick and Easy Denim Aprons

Posted by SuzNTX from United States • Published See SuzNTX's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 1
    Step 1

    PART 1: The Bib Apron

    Supplies needed:
    One pair of high waisted jeans—the larger the size, the larger the aprons
    Double Fold Extra Wide Bias Tape—2-3 packages or make your own
    Any extra trims, buttons, or tulle that you desire to use for embellishments

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the jeans into 4 sections: Front, Back, and 2 Legs
    Save the front and back for PART 2 and the other leg for Apron #2

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using one leg portion, open one of the seams the full length of the leg. I usually leave the topstitched seam intact and open the other seam. I use a seam ripper and/or small scissors.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 4
    Step 4

    The hemmed edge will become the bib/top portion of the apron. Cut off the hem and fold in half with the intact seam as the center of the fold. Cut out the curve portion for the “arm” area. Shorten the leg to the length you desire and cut the bottom of the apron to your desired shape. In my example, I made this apron 24” in length and “curved” the hem.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply bias tape to the top and around the bottom portion of the apron. I decided to make my own bias tape using instructions I found on the web.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut 2 pieces of bias tape to serve as the ties for the apron. The length is based on your own preference of whether you want the ties long enough for making bows. I like long ties at both the neck and the waist. My bias tape strips are each 60” long. I measured the “arm” curve (10”) and added 20” for the neck section of the tie and added 30” for the waist section, hence 10” + 20” + 30” = 60”.
    Pin the strips in place, and attach by sewing. I just turn the ends inward and stitch them down to finish.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you are ready to add embellishments. I fashioned a pocket from the portion of the leg that I cut off in Step 3. I added bias tape around its perimeter, and then attached it to the apron. Note: I try to allow a little “hand room” when attaching.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 8
    Step 8

    I then covered some buttons and added to the top! Here’s the finished apron.

  • How to make a full apron. One Pair Of "Mommy Jeans" 4 Aprons: Part 1 - Step 9
    Step 9

    Look at what I made from the other leg part of the jeans! Now go search for those old jeans and make some aprons! Part 2: half/waist aprons coming soon!

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Dee p.
Dee p.

I just became a member. I am very much interested in the aprons. I would love to make, however, when I pull up the apron I want to print the photos do not appear just the written instructions. How do I get to see the step-by-step pictures. Did I register wrong? Need your help. If I can't bring up the pictures of the aprons I will need to go to another web site. I love all your projects and want to make them.
Dee p.

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Helton Art
Helton Art · San Antonio, TX, United States

Very nice. And sooo practical. I like!

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Scissorfiend
Scissorfiend · Grand Rapids, MI, MI, United States · 1 project

so cool! I've been wanting a nice apron, here's the perfect solution! :) thanks.

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