• Make a garden apron from jeans. No sewing!

    by  • October 6, 2015 • Sierra Foothills

    Besides, talking bee and butterfly plants and using less pesticides  at the last Garden Workshop in Oakhurst the other Sunday, I demonstrated how to make a garden apron from Tractor Man’s old jeans,…

    …in two minutes!

    It’s easy to make a garden apron from an old pair of jeans. You just need to know how to cut it out.

    You cut it so the back pockets can be used at the side or in the front to hold all the tools and tags you use. Perfect for holding your cell phone.

    I HAD to try this!

    Start with some jeans, one or two sizes larger than you

    Start with some jeans, one or two sizes larger than you

    • Start by laying the jeans flat
    • Cut off the legs an inch below the back pockets
    • Flip over.
    • Cut below the waistband, to the side seams, on each side
    • Cut down each side seam and you’re done!
    • Just put the apron around your waist and fasten the button!
    Lay jeans flat

    Lay jeans flat

     

    Cut off legs an inch below the pockets

    Cut off legs an inch below the pockets

     

    TIP: Fold both 'legs' over to make the cuts even

    TIP: Fold both ‘legs’ over to make the cuts even

     

    Cut waistband to side seams on each side

    Cut waistband to side seams on each side

     

    Cut one half off, leaving the waistband and both back pockets

    Cut one half off, leaving the waistband and both back pockets

     

    Your new apron!

    Your new apron!

     

    Pockets hold clippers, tags, seed packets,...your phone!

    Pockets hold clippers, tags, seed packets,…your phone!

    I demonstrated this in person at a garden talk last June,…everyone loved the idea!

     

    Our own Sue Norton made hers...you can, too!

    Friend, Sue Norton made hers…you can, too!

     

    We sometimes need a visual aide, so see this video:

    Make an apron without any sewing!

    Another friend, Helen Basco says, “I have already made one and I couldn’t be HAPPIER how it turned out! I love it! I plan to make one for Hubby out of an old pair of his jeans. He’s using a cobblers apron now for his tools and cell phone. This would be better because it doesn’t have a top to go around your Neck! KUDOS to whoever came up with this idea!!!! EVERYONE has an old pr of jeans hanging around. Made mine out of a stretchy type so the waist band would go around bulkier clothing.

    About

    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.