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Thread: My "Upcycled" aprons

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    Senior Member pgthom's Avatar
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    For those not familiar with the term, upcycling is taking something already made and turning it into something else. In this case I have taken thrift store clothing and curtains, and turned them into aprons. Also cargo pants turned into a book bag. See what you think!

    Solid olive added for bib, strap, ties and pocket
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    Apron made from a woman's jumper. Original embroidery and buttons remain.
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    Repurposed a macrame belt for these.
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    Man's shirt front, placket stitched closed. Small chest pocket removed
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    Wide floral border, ties and pocket added.
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    Detail showing placket.
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    Heavy red man's shirt, back and part of sleeves used for skirt. Bias cut binding used.
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    Detail of pocket and trim print fabric
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    Ties from sleeves and print waistband
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    This was made from a curtain. Contrast check already attached.
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    Detail of contrast border and pocket
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    ME fabric used for ties and binding
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    Book bag from cargo jeans. Lots of usable pockets!
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    Original brand label left on.
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    It's always good to be green! Great way to recycle.

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    Thanks Peg. Glad you enjoyed.

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    You're so creative! Thanks for sharing.

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    What a great idea.

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    Nice ideas. I love to shop at thrift stores for things. I even buy older aprons and UPscale the. Thanks fro sharing your ideas.

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    I would LOVE to have the jumper apron. I need LOTS of coverage!

    The other aprons look like what my Grandma B used to make - and I'm still using them now.

    Clever ideas.

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    how smart, clever, and Cute! This must have been a fun thing to do. Your recipients are going to be tickled.

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    LOVE THEM :thumbup:

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    Since my dad always joked about my cake baking I think an apron from one of his shirts would be a perfect memento. Thanks for the idea.

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