Get Crafty: Make a Gardening Apron

Make a custom apron fit for the garden and you.
Apron 1

Apron 1

Stop misplacing your tools in the garden. This apron has a place for everything.

Yes, I admit it.

I am constantly misplacing my gardening tools around the yard.  

I seem to misplace my hand pruners, scissors, and gardening trowel every time I am out in the gardens. For years, I have been tinkering with the idea of purchasing a gardening apron to wear around my waist to keep track of everything. Yet, I never could quite find the perfect design.  I wanted an apron that tied only around my waist. It had to have deep pockets to prevent tools from spilling out as I bent over. It would be great to have a place for my cell phone or the cordless house phone. I also wanted a place to keep a roll of twine handy. Lastly, it had to be pretty!

This weekend, I decided to head to the fabric store and make one myself. I could design and make it exactly to my specifications. While designing this apron, I kept beginning sewers in mind. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this apron. You can also adjust the measurements to your exact specification. You can even make a wee one for a child. You are never too young to garden.

Supplies:

  • 1 yard of outdoor fabric- It's heavy duty and washable!
  • Heavy duty thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
  • Ribbon

For all the step by step directions, follow along with the photos in the gallery below:

Gardening Apron How-To

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Gardening Apron

Cut Out the Fabric and Ribbon

Fold the Apron Body

Sew the Edges

Shear the Edges

Make the Tie

Attach the Tie

Tuck in the Ribbon

Tie the Ribbon Ends

Attach the Pocket

A Place For Everything

Twine Holder

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