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Upcycled Apron

It was time to upcycle this old apron.  I haven't been a consultant for the company for about 3 years now and anything with a little weight that hangs on my neck causes me pain.  Soooo, it was time to turn it into this:
This is how it started:
The first step was to draw a chalk line and cut it in half.
I found some scrap fabric and cut it into 3 long sections that were about 7" wide.  After they were sewn together end-to-end I folded the entire piece in half lengthwise and pressed a small hem along each edge.
Next, I marked the middle of this piece and the apron, placed the unfinished edge of the apron along the fold,folded it down, and pinned the entire piece.


The apron was basically done, but I decided the pockets needed a little 'something'.  

I had just enough scrap fabric to make flaps for them, so I drew a quick pattern and went to work.
I added a button to each flap to 'dress it up' and the apron was done! I really wanted black buttons, but I didn't have 2 matching ones in stash of buttons, so the white flower ones won.
So, now I have a new apron that doesn't hurt my neck!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for stopping by...please share, pin, comment, etc.  See you again soon!


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  1. What a great update of an apron that wasn't working for you anymore. I love the extra pocket detail you added.

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    1. Thank you, Julie...amazing what can be done with scraps!

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  2. I love it you did a wonderful job. It looks great :-)

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  3. Nice upcycle! I hope your new apron gets a lot of use :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg

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    1. Oh, it will, Lydia. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
    Jen
    www.afiremanswife.com

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    1. Thank you - always happy to share!

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  5. This is such a cute upcycle, Ann! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks! Happy to share at Vintage Charm.

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  6. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Pili - I had to find a way to make what I already had, work!

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