Upcycled Denim Apron
I cut and piece random shapes without following much of a predetermined pattern. Each apron is slightly different, but here are some general guidelines I follow:
1. I cut a stitch pieces of denim in a haphazard manner. I aim to make a sizeable piece that's slightly larger than the finished apron so I can cut out the final shape and finish the edges. Denim frays a lot, so I feel finished edges are a must.
2. I like to combine denim from different garments because I like to look of the different colours and weights of the various fabrics.
3. I remove most of the pockets with a stitch ripper. Yes it's a tedious, time-consuming job, but worth the effort in order to reuse the pockets where ever the mood strikes me.
4. I use simple denim patches to cover worn areas and as a decorative element.
5. I often use the finished waistband of jeans as the upper part of the apron for a unique look.
Below are pictures of three aprons I've made. Upright on a dress form and open on the floor to give you a better idea f the overall look. Experiment, have fun and enjoy!