Ruffled Apron Made from Old Clothes

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.
Blessings,
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Comments

  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 http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/05/tutorial-tuesday-6.html

  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.

  4. AWESOME!

    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 :)
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

  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.
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/05/tuesday-confessional-link-party-52112.html
    See you soon!
    ~Macy

  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” @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com– 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– http://crafting-cousins.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-wore-sunday-week-16.html

    ~Natalie

  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
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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

    Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com/

  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.

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