Garden Aprons

Here it is almost the end of February and I seem to be suffering from Cabin Fever.  No, Spring Fever.  No, Winter Itch?? Whatever you call it, I’m suffering from it and it’s bad.  So far I have rearranged furniture, done my Spring cleaning.. twice, decorated, organized my spice cabinet, sorted socks, watched every season of Game of Thrones, Suits, Shameless, Dexter and American Horror Story.  Baked, soaped, cooked and finally just became a full-fledged couch potato. The weather here has been awful.  It’s borderline The Shinning…and I feel like Jack Nicholson.

IMG_8578“Where’s Johnny??”

 So today…today, I decided I wasn’t going to sit on my butt anymore and instead I was going to do something, anything, as long as it didn’t involve cooking, cleaning, rearranging, socks or spices!

Crafting!!  I love a good craft.  An easy craft.  A craft that doesn’t take too much time or too much effort or too much skill.  A craft that would let me get back to being a couch potato in no time flat!  I turned to my beloved Pinterest and found just the thing.  Garden Aprons!!!   Perfect!  I have a garden, I get dirty, I need storage space to hold things, but most of all I have a bag full of old jeans in my basement and that is exactly what you need to make yourself some Garden Aprons!!


Lets get started shall we?

You need:

  • Jeans, any size, any color.
  • scissors and/or pinking shears
  • Rick-Rack (optional)
  • sewing machine (optional)

Basically you need to cut off the legs, the front pockets and the zipper so all you have left is a waistband and 2 back pockets.


You can use pinking shears here if you want but really the rustic, frayed look is in these days so you really don’t have too.  I didn’t measure anything…I tried but then it became to complicated so I just eye-balled it, cut and prayed it would turn out ok.  If you want to measure try 1 inch.  That sounds good right?  Measure 1 inch from something and cut.  Or just pray like me and cut.  That’s it.  You are done!  You just made a garden apron.  Shake your hand, pat yourself on the back or give yourself a hug and get back to being a couch potato.

IMG_5438Cut up the side seams and across the top saving the waist band

IMG_5437Understand?  Up the side seams and across the top saving the waist band.

OR….maybe you want to embellish it a little?

IMG_5439Ok, lets embellish! Grab some rick-rack or some ribbon or whatever floats your boat and pin it where you want it to go, or not.  Now just sew it in place!  You can pray here too…it helps.  There you have it!  A garden apron with embellishments!!  Now do a little dance and sing “Hallelujah” and try to get your son to model it for you so you can snap a picture to post all over Facebook…or not. Now go ahead and make some more!  Fill the pockets with things like seeds and garden gloves and before you know it you have a great gift for that gardener on your list, or a perfect Mother’s Day present!!

IMG_8654Now about that couch.

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