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Topic: Old Jeans to new giftable apron!  (Read 3371 times)
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« on: May 19, 2010 10:34:49 AM »

I used Simplicity 2682 to make it.  I really like it.  I think it would look even better had i used women's jeans instead of old baggy mens jeans but that's all i had at the time.  Still I think it's cute and i can't wait to make more.  I love that it has pockets everywhere.  I even left a belt loop at the top in case it can come in handy for something.  Also, you can make it interesting by giving it a different colored sash.  I made this one out of old scraps of fabric. The apron still needs to be washed so that the edges are frayed.  that will be a nice finishing touch.  I'm gifting this one to a friend as a house warming gift.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 12:18:04 PM »

Absolutely adorable! I'm a freak for a cute apron and MUST try this! Shh...don't tell the hubby I'm headed to his jeans drawer now. lol.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010 12:50:43 PM »

That's the best recon of jeans I 've seen in a long time! I have lots of old holey jeans this would be perfect for.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010 04:52:16 PM »

Super-super-super cute!  I love that you repurposed some old jeans, and how practical this is.  And so pretty, to boot!  Very nice!  I'd love to see a shot of this once you've washed it a few times.  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 03:19:53 PM »

Here's attempt #2.  I used misses's jeans, so it's a lot cuter, i think.  Plus, this is a photo after the washing so you can see that the fraying around the edges really makes it way cooler!   i think next time, i might make it wrap around a bit more by cutting at least 1" into the backside of the jeans rather than just cutting around the side-edge of the jeans.  Although, it's probably cuter this way.  What do you think?
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