Ruffled Apron Made from Old Clothes

This post may contain affiliate links.  Thanks for your support.

My Princess loves dress up.  She has a box full of thrift store and hand-me-down dress up clothes.  But wanted an apron to use while she helps me cook.

So I came up with this apron using clothes that didn’t fit anymore and scraps of material…costing me…nothing!

I started with this old shirt of mine.

And cut off the bottom of the shirt, using it as my base. It already had the strings attached from the tie-back shirt.

Next, I made and sewed on ruffles from

an old skirt,

a scrap of material.

and the last one was from an old shirt.

It was really simple and could be used for an adult too.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. This is so cute! I love the little aprons like this. I’d love if you’d link up at my Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party

  2. I am a huge fan of anything that involves recycling, thanks!

  3. That’s really clever and very cute! I’m a big fan of aprons, especially handmade ones.


    m ^..^

  5. Very cute and creative. I tend to hang on to cute fabric from any source just for projects like these. Well done!

  6. Here from Sumo’s link party, and I love your blog! Now following, what a great, thrifty idea. We homeschool too, and have a good-sized family, love your ideas.

    Tanya :)

  7. Oh such a great idea! I love that the ties were already there!!

  8. You had me at ruffled! I would love it if you linked this up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now.
    See you soon!

  9. I love the ruffles- and you can definitely get away with ruffles when it’s on an apron! Great job, thanks for posting the picture tutorial :)

    ~Nicole, Working Kansas Homemaker

  10. Oh! Those are the cutest!

  11. That is adorable! What a great way to repurpose clothes! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at “Pin It and Win It” @– where you can win ad-space on my blog!

  12. Super cute. The colors are fabulous. I’d love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins–


  13. So cute!

  14. Super cute! I found this on Shabby Creek Cottage. :)

  15. Blessings Unlimited has a ruffled apron in their catalog, but this is so cute, unique each time, and eco friendly:) I don't know how to link things, but just wanted to say thanks for sharing! Love it:)

  16. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today.
    Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  17. Very cute and fun! I could definitely look into making an apron! I love the fun color combinations. :)


  18. What a great use of old clothes…especially favorites that a child didn't want to part with! I need to make myself an apron…better raid the 'too small for me' tote!!! Visiting from the Hoo's Got Talent linky party.

Speak Your Mind