Friday, May 23, 2008
I made this little gardener's apron the other day. It was SO SIMPLE. A friend called it the 'perfect cheat....'
I had found 2 really cute place mats at Dollar Tree a month or so ago. I knew when I saw them I was going to make them into an apron!
The bright green and even brighter flowers....just screamed "BUY ME!"
I didn't take pictures of my process but I'll tell you how I did it.
First, I cut off all the trim from both place mats.
Then, I folded one place mat backwards onto itself. I wanted to line the design up so it would match. Plus, folding it gives the pockets a bit of sturdiness needed to hold garden essentials.
Then I placed the folded place mat on top of the other place mat, careful to line it up.
Then I sewed the edges together.
I made a total of 5 pockets......2 skinny ones to hold a sharpie and some plant markers. Then 3 other regular sized pockets.
Once all that was done, I used double fold trim to edge it and make the ties.
Since it was a gift, I didn't put any of my dirty garden tools in the pockets but you get the idea!
For a quick project, I think it turned out perfect! Now I need to make ME one!