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aubrigail
« on: November 06, 2005 09:23:46 AM »

Just when I thought these jeans were destined for the thrift store...






I came across this challenge and decided that a jean apron/tool belt would be just what I needed!

So instead of going to the thrift store, this pair of jeans went into my living room, where with a pair of scissors some seam tape, a needle and thread (gosh, demin is tough to hand sew) and some red cherry print fabric, I made the jean apron that you see here!




I left the waist belt on the jeans along with the belt loops, and then the cherry fabric ties in the back as well.  I also cut the legs straight across and had to cut and tack down the first inch and a half of the butt seam to get the front of the apron to lie flat

I came up with the apron idea on my own, but I did a little bit of searching after I was finished, and discovered that at least one person on craftster and the people at Readymade magazine had the same idea...so I guess it's a not-so-original original idea...but you know what they say about great minds Wink

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 09:30:14 AM »

regardless of who's done it before, it's very well executed!
and i'm inspired, so that's what counts!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 09:32:41 AM »

haha, that's fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 09:42:10 AM »

Such a great idea, and so very stylish! Fantastic job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005 10:05:28 AM »

i've never seen this done before, you're smart, and i feel dumb. nice job  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005 11:20:49 AM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 10:33:33 AM »

That is one sexy apron!  Keep up the good work.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005 09:35:55 AM »

I love, love, love this idea!!!!  I have a pair ready to go to the thrift store and I think they will be used for this instead. 
You're a genious!

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2005 07:28:49 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked   <-------OOOO in a good way!


I love it I am soooo making this!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2005 09:18:47 AM »

so cute! i like your haircut too.
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2005 05:34:32 PM »

Wow, thanks everyone!! I'm so glad you like my apron (and my haircut  Wink )

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2005 03:19:14 PM »

if no one ever sees me post again it's because i died while running with scissors to find a pair of jeans to chop!  Grin love the idea regarless of how many people came up with it, yours looks great!
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2005 06:13:16 PM »

As the possible "at least one person on Craftster" who has done this: I say - Yours is very cool. I love how you did the belt.

And about orginality? I thought I was sooo clever with mine. Then afterward I remembered I had seen Martha Stewart do something similar with dishtowels. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2005 10:30:42 AM »

Cute! Great Idea!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2005 12:23:07 AM »

That is so cute that I had to stop what I was doing the moment I saw it and go make myself something similar!! Thanks Smiley
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Neat idea.  Cheesy
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