HOW TO MAKE A DENIM APRON

A while ago on a Etsy shop I really like (Pontiac Dry Goods), I ordered a stylish vintage apron made from selvedge denim. I ordered an epic vintage apron made from selvedge denim, I adore wearing that apron cooking up some new DIY for you guys, as if just wearing it makes me feel more creative. Every rip, tear and stain in the fabric acts as a mysterious clue pointing to a memorable story. That apron is the inspiration starter point for this tutorial. (even made a post about it check it out)

After a couple of trials this new apron came to life featuring upcycled denim, the original pockets from your jeans now serve as handy places to tuck away items as you cook. The result is next level! And it’s always a great sign when I sample a new gift idea and the preorders start rolling in fast. Let’s just say that some lucky people will receive unique upcycled denim aprons this festive season – courtesy of their thoughtful friends’ effort, creativity and environmental sensibility.

What tales will your vintage denim apron tell?

TO BRING THIS SEWING PROJECT TO LIFE YOU WILL NEED:

  • This Kinsu pattern 🙂 Download here
  • Two pairs of old jeans with similar weight and thickness ready for upcycling
  • If you don’t already know how to deconstruct your jeans, check out this free tutorial video!
  • ¾ inch (2cm) wide Herringbone tape (or a little wider if you prefer)
  • Cloth scissors or exacto
  • Sewing machine, preferably equipped with a denim needle for thicker material
  • Sewing thread

TUTORIAL VIDEO

PATTERN PLACEMENT

This pattern placement is an example and may vary depending on the size of your jeans, the color effect you desire and if you need to avoid some stain or rips.
 

ABOUT THIS DOWNLOADABLE PDF PATTERN

  • Downloadable pattern includes all of the sewing steps in an easy to follow format.
  • PDF document is printable in US letter format
  • Black and white
  • 18 pages
  • It is available for personal use or commercial use

APRON SIZE

This one-size-fits-all vintage denim apron features adjustable strings at the waist and neck that are both handy and stylish for any gender. I think you will find that this apron fits just right.

SHARE YOUR WORK

I am SO curious to see your finished aprons! Share your unique creations by tagging #kinsu and #denimupcycler.

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