I recently cleaned up a corner in my classroom for an art area for myself! Since I created this space I have been creating non-stop. Instead of one project a month I'm creating several a week! I've discovered I needed a work apron so that I can keep up with everything I need. Not sure if you know this, but jeans make the best aprons! Just find someone larger than yourself and cut up the legs! This time I wanted lots of pockets to keep up with my phone and everything else I use. Just think what a great idea this would be for Valentine's Day!? This would be a great apron for cooking too.
?Binding, ribbon or drawstrings
I love the decorative seems on my husbands jeans, and wanted to include them in my design. Don't forget to use your extra pocket to hold all your supplies.? I cut the jeans so that the back pocket would be the center of my apron.
Next cut the other pocket off leaving?a boarder,?and place it where you want it to go.? Then sew a zig zag stitch around the pocket twice.? I plan to keep my glasses and cell phone in this extra pocket, and my tools in the top.
I cut up the other leg of my husband's jeans to use the seem for my ties.? Unfortunately I didn't have enough to do the loop around the neck so I settled for a ribbon with stitches.
Finally you get to create your design and paint.? I used a cookie cutter to get a perfect heart and free-handed the letters.
The only thing I?wish I had done differently was to use embroidery floss to stitch around my design.?Maybe I'll try that on my next apron.? For a more whimsical idea check out another apron I designed here.