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.

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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