I Love Aprons (Copycat Magazine Challenge)

I am really attracted to aprons. Are you? I don’t wear them often, I confess. 
I just never developed the habit. I wore them at my Granny’s house when I was a girl.
My Mom didn’t cook much and we never had any aprons that I can remember.
I inherited a couple ….

The one on the left has kittens wearing aprons and was my MIL’s….she’s in her 70’s
The one in the center was embroidered by my MIL’s father for her when she was born in the 30’s.
It’s very faded and frayed. It was just done on muslin but the embroidery is fine and beautiful.
Her Dad was a fireman and it was common in those days before TV, computers, phones, etc
for firemen to knit or do some kind of handwork during the long hours at the station. 
It hadn’t occurred to anyone to install a gym so they could work out I guess! 
Remember all the beautiful scrimshaw and other creations done by sailors on long sea voyages? 
How about the beautiful fisherman knit sweaters done by Irish and Scotsmen?
Imagine today the derision a man would get for doing that…..it’s a shame.
We are an odd people sometimes aren’t we? 
Deciding that certain things are only for men and other things are only for women?

Anyway…on to the copycat magazine challenge!

I saw this in Flea Market Style AFTER I made this apron and realized I had
done my copycat already….thank goodness…one less bit of pressure!

Here’s my Flea Market Apron…what do you think?

I used the top of an old pair of jeans, attached a skirt, added embellishments and
I’m ready to go Junkin’
Of course, you could wear it for cooking too!

Choose the fabric for the skirt and narrow hem the sides. I left the top and bottom raw.

Attach your skirt to the jeans.

Double pocket makes more room to store stuff! 

Hook your keys to the loop

I’m ready to go Junkin….how about you?

Sharing with:
Between Naps on The Porch
Burlap and Denim
Home Stories A to Z
Three Mango Seeds
From My Front Porch To Yours
freckled laundry
Crafty Texas Girls


  1. What do I think? TDC….. Too darn cute! All they stylish DIY’ers should have one or cooks too.


  2. It is awesome! I love your version 🙂

  3. Thanks gals!

  4. Now that is stinkin cute. I love it. THanks so much for joining in on the copy cat challenge. Enjoy.

  5. Oh, this is adorable! Great copy cat!

  6. Very cute! Like it a bit better function wise than the magazine one, more storage!

  7. Thanks for coming by to see the apron! Thanks to Debbiedoo for hosting!

  8. Absolutely adorable, love it!

  9. Too cute is right! Just perfect for junkin’!! Great copy challenge!!

  10. way cute! good job miss L.

  11. I love it! I want one! I’d even love this as a skirt. I’m saving this tutorial and sending it to my daughter, too. She loves stuff like this!

  12. LOVE it!! That is one of my favorites of yours. Thanx for coming to THT!

  13. This is just too cute! If I ever get my sewing machine out again, I’m making one! It’s precious! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is always appreciated!

  14. It is adorable. Love the idea of using the blue jeans!!! Thanx for sharing that idea. Tiffany
    Hop on over to my blog palace and hang out with “royalty” LOL Tiff

  15. Adorable! I want to make one, too!!

  16. Wow I love it. I think I would like to make something similar for yardsaling. Also for holding a yardsale instead of having to wear an ugly fanny pack to keep track of the $$. Great idea.

  17. So cute!! I love your version 🙂

  18. Great story about your old aprons and the darling one you made! I need to do this!

    I hear you can’t go to the southern bloggers conference I. October. Shirley told me you had a ticket. I’ll buy yours! How much is it? Let’s make it happen!


  19. This is too cute!!
    I use a denim hunter’s vest, the kind with all the pockets.
    I carry a measuring tape, pen and notebook with room, pending craft, needs and wants measurements and info. I also carry a card holder with paint and fabric swatches, for color comparison. Some of those blues can be pretty hard to mix n match… 🙂

  20. This is wonderful, functional and looks oh so comfy! Thank you for sharing you take on this neat apron.

  21. SO funny…I too love aprons but like you, very seldon wear one. Course, I would probably come closer to wearing if I cooked! LOL….I love the flea market one but you now I have even seen skirts done like that and I totally love it. Would come closer to wearing the skirt! Great job.
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  22. too too cute, and thanks for sharing how to do it.
    we have lots of old jeans here…..=)

    be blessed

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