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    Honey Bun

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    Default 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    I started with a denim shirt that was just a little too snug in the chest.

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    I cut the shirt apart being careful to cut around the collar which will be used in the apron made from the front of the shirt. I also had to be careful of the embellishments on the front as I wanted to keep them. I used the sleeves as ties for that apron.

    The apron I made from the back of the shirt will be lined. I used the lining as the ties.
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    Then I used an old apron as my pattern and I cut around the pieces.

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    On the apron I made from the front, I added the ties and then turned under the edges and top stitched them. Very fast and easy.

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    The apron I made from the back had a lining. I sewed the ties on first and then being careful not to catch them in the seams, I sewed the lining onto the shirt with right sides together. I sewed the two pieces together leaving the bottom open for turning. I turned the apron and made a small hem along the bottom of the lining.

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    Prairie Pointer

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    Default Re: 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    Well aren't you clever! They both look fantastic. I love repurposing our clothing and that's the style of apron I prefer too. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    I like "recycling" too and I especially like your front apron with the collar. Very good idea.
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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    How clever! Just love what you did, they both look great.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    This place never ceases to amaze me. Although - you guys need to stop making this stuff look so easy. Gives us non-sewing sewing wanabees a false sense of confidence. LOL

    I love that idea and I am really mad that I gave an old demin shirt that I had with one of my former employers logo on it away to Goodwill a couple of years ago! It would have been perfect for this because I do notice that I end up with a lot of little threads all over me after a day of sewing and a nice apron would probably solve that problem.

    Have to file this post away in the memory banks for the next time I have a nice shirt that's just little too snug.
    Vicki
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: 2 aprons from one denim shirt

    How cute is that!!! I bet Goodwill has tons of Denim skirts just waiting at a great price for repurposing!

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