Thursday, May 3, 2012

A "Shabby Chic" Apron From Denim Jeans


It's been a while since I've posted a sewing project. This one "just happened."
I was cleaning my sewing room and kept running across planned projects that never got off the ground. When I ran across a pair of cut-off denim jeans, I thought, "I should set these aside and make an apron." So, I did.
Then I ran across lace pieces I'd bought at a thrift store and decided these should be used with the denim cut-offs.
Well, once I had all those items piled up, I just had to quit cleaning and start
sewing. . .You know how that is. . .

Denim jeans. . .

 Cut down sides, leaving stitched seam. . .

Cut across top, leaving waist band. Apron will button in back, using the waist band. . .

Measure down 11". . .

And, cut. . .Now, I had my base to attach. . .

Lace. . .

And embellishments. . .lace, buttons, doilies, labels, ribbon. . .The possibilities are endless.

Did I get my sewing room cleaned?
No--not completely. But, I did get a nice Shabby Chic apron from the denim jeans. . .
Much more fun. . .

Want to know more about vintage aprons?
Here's a great post at Victory Vintage I think you'd enjoy:

26 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Aprons are on my to do list...someday.

marie said...

what a great idea. who doesn't have a pair of old jeans they could use to make this? i know is do. thanks for the instructions, too.

Beth said...

Wow this is so cute! i liked it so much i went back and put a link for it on my apron post!
Thanks.
Beth

Laura said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!
I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Etcetorize said...

This is so cute! I love all the different layers of lace together. If you're looking for another place to share your awesome tutorial, head on over to Etcetorize (http://etcetorize.blogspot.ca/2012/04/make-it-great-monday_29.html) Party is still on!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Adorable! I love it :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is adorable--I love it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! I have this on my "to do" list and even printed out another blogger's tutorial a couple of months ago. I'm even thinking of trying it as a skirt once I do the apron.

A Vintage Fairy said...

I love aprons and I love this idea! Great job!

myric andreasen said...

This is so cute! Great for recycling old skirts and shorts! I can also do this as skirts! You are very creative.

There is a link party going on in my blog today. I would LOVE for you to share this :)
http://myricandreasen.blogspot.com/2012/05/link-party-and-give-away.html

xoxo
Myric

EllenaElizabeth said...

Now that's actually a good idea for old jeans. Well done, I like it very much. Thanks for sharing.

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love old denim with creamy whites. WIsh I could sew!

chateau chic said...

Sooo cute!! Love this denim jeans apron.
Mary Alice

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

This is the cutest apron! Just last week I put a pair of jeans in the donate box and then had second thoughts and pulled them out. So glad I kept them -- now I have a reason.

Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday, Debra

Jann Olson said...

How cute is this? I love all your darling lace embellishments. I recently made an apron from a couple of my old shirts. Isn't it fun making something out of an item that otherwise would have ended up in the thrift basket? Thanks for sharing this with Share Your Cup. I love it! I am now following you.
Hugs,
Jann

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

This apron is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. And you give the tutorial so I honestly think I could do this. What a darling idea. Just love it. Came over from Share your Cup. SO glad I did. Your blog is charming. And I'm your newest follower. I too am fairly new (5 mos.) and have come to just love the blogging world. Some really neat folks out there.

Nann
atnannstable.blogspot.com

Jann Olson said...

Hi cutie, just wanted to pop over and say that I will be featuring your darling denim apron on my blog later today. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Jann

David Hudson said...

I enjoyed reading & I must say that I was very impressed with your writing skills. Keep up the good work it's very refreshing to see someone like you :)

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me time said...

Thank you so much for a great tutorial.... It's just to cute and it became my first sewing project, plus i will no doubt make more for myself! lol Thank you once again

Pam @Threading My Way said...

This is adorable and a fabulous way to reuse a pair of pre-loved jeans. Lace and denim just go so well together. I would love you to share this at our Ongoing Linky that's just for Denim Refashioning

Linda K. said...

Your jean aprin is a big hit on Facebook the last couple of days! It is the cutest apron I have every seen. Loved your idea! Thanks for posting about it.
Linda
Queen Bee Cottage

Linda K. said...

You jean apron is a popular post on facebook the last couple of day and is the cutest apron I have ever seen! Thanks for posting.
Linda
Queen Bee Cottage

Junkchiccottage said...

ADORABLE!!!!!! Just ADORABLE!!!!
Kris

Lara said...

Hi,

What did you do with the remaining part of the jean? Could you suggest a tutorial for a small purse with it? thanks!!!

claudia said...

My granddaughter wants to be a cowgirl, wonderful idea for her skirt. Love your blog! Claudia

Melissa Bo said...

So cute!! =)
Found your blog on Pinterest, and love it!

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