- Cut across the legs just above the top of the inseam.
- Cut along the outside of the side seams (I cut to the stitching of the pocket--see top right of photo above).
- Cut along the waist band in the front keeping the belt loops and button in tact--see photo below
- Sew yourself a little ruffle for the bottom. Here's how: hem the bottom and sides of a strip of fabric. Fold the top of the fabric to create a hem and use the longest stitch on your machine to stitch across; don't backstitch. Knot the top and bobbin threads together at one end, then pull the bobbin thread to gather the fabric. Easy peasy!
- With right sides together, pin the ruffle to the bottom of the jeans and sew together.
- Make a *belt* to dress up the top of your apron (or use some coordinating ribbon). Here's how: cut two lengths of fabric (mine were 2.5" x 21" but I would have done 3.25" x 30" or so). Sew a hem on the two ends. Fold the strip in half the long way and sew along the length. Sew one end if tube closed. Turn right side out (this takes a bit of time--watch tv). Iron smooth. Stitch one end under the first belt loop closest to the button (back of apron). Repeat with other side. Thread through loops and tie in bow.
- Embellish your apron. I layered some flowers and glued them with Aleene's OK to Wash It.
Strap on your new little apron, stick some tools in the pockets and get to work!
|Note: when I put this on to show the boys, my middle pipes up with "That looks weird, it looks like it's on backwards' Hmmm, he may have a point...|