Repurposed Denim Aprons

Time required: 1-1.5 hours

Just in time for Earth Day, this fun, environmentally friendly sewing project will have you creating head-turning aprons out of old pairs of jeans. By repurposing denim, you’ll save money on materials and do your part to help the planet! Follow this easy, step-by-step tutorial and in no time, you’ll stitch up a one-of-a-kind, upcycled apron you’ll love to wear.

Materials and supplies

Brother Sewing Machine
• Brother Serger 3034D,
3534DT or 4234DT
• Brother Cover Stitch
Machine CV3550
• Serger Gathering Foot
SA213
• Bias Tape Binding Set
SA224CV
• Old jeans
• Black or dark blue thread (if
you want, you can use orange
or yellow thread to match
the stitching on your jeans)
• Lace trim
• Coordinating fabric or ribbon
for gathers/binding (optional)
• Scissors
• Seam ripper
• Rotary cutter and mat
• Marking chalk
• 2 D-rings – 1.5” each

Instructions

For step by step instructions, download the PDF.

Lynn Swanson
About Lynn Swanson
Bringing her undeniable passion to everything she does, Lynn Swanson is an enthusiastic quilter, sewer, embroiderer and crafter who explains her projects in a fun and easy way. Lynn’s eagerness to embrace new technology has made her a treasured resource for teaching crafting and sewing fanatics everything they need to know about Brother machines and design software as one of Brother’s educators. Check out her tutorials and catch her creativity bug!  

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