Tuesday, May 24

Jeans upcycled - A fun apron

I like jeans made with lightweight denim for the summer. Unfortunately they tend to not last quite as much as the their classic denim counterpart. I had a couple of pairs that were beyond repair but still had potential and decided to challenge myself to make something out of them. 

This is the first item which I finished Sunday morning: a little apron with a flirty ruffles. I armed myself with scissors and snip snip : Legs cut off and reused for the ruffles and sash, front gone. And a new fun apron for cooking, crafting and other endavors.

The pockets on those jeans were so nifty it would have been a shame not to reuse them don't you think?
And here is Amie modeling it for me :) 

35 comments:

  1. It is very good for cooking and perhaps in the garden. Nice work.

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  2. That light denim makes delectable aprons..well done! Your model looks lovely in it too..great job.

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  3. wow just amazing
    great work

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  4. Very cute apron! Stopping by from Creative Itch.

    This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

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  5. Those are 'sew' friggin cute! Another thing to add to my to-do with denim list.
    ~Kimberlee
    www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

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  6. Fun up-cycle --- definitely cuter than my dog bed that i up-cycled out of my jeans!

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  7. This is awesome, Caroline! I love this idea, especially reusing the pockets.

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  8. Cute apron! I love the idea!

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  9. This is awesome! I adore the pockets and ruffles. Too bad I don't have any lightweight jeans to upcycle. Maybe I should keep my eye out at thrift stores ... :)

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  10. Cute apron!! I love how you used the pockets in front, very useful.

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  11. What a cute idea! Looks darling! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)

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  12. Great use of those jeans - love the ruffle!

    I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 80 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas. Do come and take a look!
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/p/clothes-upcycling-projects.html

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  13. what a great idea! This could be used for so much! baking, gardening, you name it! I love it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  14. Now, that is danged cute. I love it. Wish I was better with the snip, snip and sewing. Oh, and you recycled too. Too cute. Love your post.

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  15. Cute! Come to join our link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  16. I think I'm going to have to have a go at this. Wonder if I could use a 2nd pair to make a top to the apron, hmmmm?

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  17. What a great idea! I wish I hadn't thrown my favorite pair of jeans away now. :( Thanks for sharing such a creative project! I'd love for you to come link up any projects you have at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
    ~Michelle

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  18. What a great idea! A friend of mine just passed on a huge bag of old jeans. Now I have one more idea for using them. Thanks for sharing. (I found you via 'It's FUN to craft!')

    Katie
    craftedbykatieb.blogspot.com

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  19. This is just adorable! I would love to know how you did this, if you don't mind sharing the details. I have some jeans that would be great for this. I found you at Night Owl Crafts.

    Kassandra from Coffee and their Kisses.

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  20. This is too cute! Love the ruffle...I'm a new follower :o)
    Have a great weekend.
    natalie

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  21. What a beautiful upcycle! Love it!

    BTW, I am hosting a quilt giveaway on my blog so come check it out. And have a beautiful weekend!

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  22. What a great idea and transformation. You never cease to amaze me.

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  23. oh my gosh...how adorable is this? adore the ruffles and pockets...so sassy...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  24. what a super cute idea! following you from I heart nap time ;)

    --Michelle

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  25. I love love love this! So cute, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

    Jessica
    www.jessabellstamps.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your apron, what a great transformation! Thanks for linking up at memakingdo!

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  28. Really cute idea here! I just sent some old jeans to Goodwill - darn! I just might have to go back a buy a pair :)

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  29. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Wrap Up!

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  30. What a stylish apron! Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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  31. I saw you on Creative Bloggers Party. I'm your newest public follower. I love the jean apron, so cute. I would appreciate you following back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

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  32. One word...LOVE! Just shared this on FB. Totally procrastinating from the real work right now!

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  33. fun and very cute love it perfect for summer get togethers come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com and see what I shared

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