Gar­dener’s apron

Trans­form an old pair of jeans into a handy tool pouch

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Time:1 hour Skill level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als: Old pair of jeans Scraps of pretty fabric Pat­terned 25mm bias bind­ing Sharp pair of scis­sors 1. Be­gin by cut­ting your old jeans in half, down both leg seams. 2. Take the back half and cut a curved edge around the bot­tom to form your apron. Use the photo as a guide. 3. Take the bias bind­ing and sew around the bot­tom raw edge of your apron to make the edges nice and neat. 4. Cut a strip of fabric to fit across the width of one pocket. On both long sides of your strip turn a 5mm (¼in) seam al­lowance to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Fold in half and sew all three open edges close the edge. 5. Place your strip on top of the pocket and sew just the edges the pocket edges. Sew the mid­dle of your strip to the jeans so that you cre­ate a handy holder for se­ca­teurs. 6. If you want to add more dec­o­ra­tion, cut out an­other piece of fabric to cover your pocket. Give a 5mm seam al­lowance on all sides then sew di­rectly on to the pocket. When you get the top edge make sure you only sew the fabric to the pocket and not the apron oth­er­wise you will sew the pocket shut. 7. To make the apron ties, cut two 80x7.5cm (30x3in) pieces of denim from the legs of your jeans. On both sides of the length of the tie, turn 5mm (¼in) seam al­lowances to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Fold in half length­wise and sew all three open edges close to the edge. Sew the sec­ond apron tie the same way. 8. Sew the ties to the edges of your apron to fin­ish.

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