PART 2: The Waist/Half Apron
One pair of high waisted jeans—the larger the size, the larger the aprons
Double Fold Extra Wide Bias Tape—2-3 packages or make your own
Any extra trims, buttons, fabric or tulle that you desire to use for embellishments
Cut the jeans into 4 sections: Front, Back, and 2 Legs
Save the leg portions for PART 1 and the back for Apron #2
In this example, I am using the front portion of the jeans. If you notice, the front seam does not lie flat near the crotch area. In order to alleviate this issue, open the front seam 1.5”-2”, so that you can “flap” one side over the other, making the front flat. Sew the “flap” in place and trim off the excess denim underneath.
If the bottom of the front is uneven, using care, cut across the front making it as straight as possible. I went ahead and curved both lower corners, my personal preference for this project.
Cover the raw edges with the bias tape. I actually made my own in Part 1 and had enough left over to use for this apron. Optional: detach the lower part of the side belt loops, attach the bias tape, and reattach the belt loops. This allows for a more finished appearance.
Decide what you would like to use for the tie/waistband and how long you need it to be. I used the same fabric as the bias tape, cutting a piece 9” X 72”. With right sides together fold it in half and sew across one end and along the length of the piece. Turn the “tube” inside out and stitch the open end closed. Press and insert it through the belt loops. You just made the tie/waistband! I felt like my new apron needed a “little more” so I cut out a floral shape from a scrap of denim and my printed fabric , attaching them to the apron with a fancy zigzag stitch. My apron is complete—what do you think?
Here’s the apron I fashioned from the back portion of the jeans:
Take ONE pair of “old jeans” and make FOUR “new aprons”: