Friday, May 23, 2008

Gardener's Apron


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!

13 comments:

jillytacy said...

Now this is cute! I love that it was so simple to make. What a great gift!

Tracey said...

This apron is making me crazy with envy. It turned out so beautifully!!! My favorite apron you have made yet!

Adrienne said...

So cute and creative!

Kellie said...

What a terrific idea! And it's so CUTE! But not as cute as a certain poodle apon...

Kellie said...

What a terrific idea! And it's so CUTE! But not as cute as a certain poodle apron...

Heather said...

Cute and creative:)

tammiemarie said...

Thank you so much! I just love it, and now (if it will ever stop raining here) I can't wait to use it!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Very clever and soooo cute!

Smiles,
Lea

susan said...

i love how the flowers match up. such a clever idea, and cute too!!!

Jennifer said...

This is so clever! Now I'm going to have to put "neat placemats" on my never-ending list of things to look for when shopping LOL!

Heather - Dollar Store Crafts said...

Thanks for the link! I will definitely feature this on Dollar Store Crafts in a couple weeks!! I appreciate it!

Sooo cute, and great idea.

Heather

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I'm back to let you know that I am posting about this on July 6th at Dollar Store Crafts. ("a couple weeks!!" ha ha!) I'm scheduling for my vacation! Thanks, and love it!

Ginger said...

a cute idea,oved how it turn out .Fast cute gift.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us all!
hugs

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