Showing posts with label apron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apron. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2015

Looking for recycled crafts that don't look so....recycled? Each of these 30 ideas is either so clever you'll be impressed or are so stylish you'd never know they were recycled in the first place. I think that these just might be the 30 best recycled crafts from the internet if I do say so, myself!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Aprons made from fat quarters pattern

Hi, everybody! I'm Paige from Little Nostalgia (blog no longer active) and I suffer from a devastating condition known as Food On My Clothes Syndrome. It strikes when I'm making dinner, minding my own business, and suddenly I look down and there are mystery splatters all over my pants. Again.

Because this is a chronic condition that will seemingly never go away, I have a collection of aprons. They're perfect for a beginner to whip up, and all you need are a couple of fat quarters and some sturdy cotton trim. I like to make seasonal varieties so that I look festive while hiding the fact that I'm impressively clumsy. (Heck, even if you're not the Splatter Queen that I am, a washable cotton apron is still handy to have around.) Let's jump into the tutorial, shall we?


  • Two matching fat quarters (18" x 22")
  • One coordinating fat quarter
  • Cotton trim
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Ironing board and iron

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Back in April I published a tutorial for how to make an apron from old jeans and it took off like wild fire! It is not only one of my most popular posts this year - but one of my most popular posts EVER. Have you seen it yet?

If not, be sure to check it out here. I tried to make the tutorial super beginner-friendly. It's a great, inexpensive gift idea for the holidays!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Have you seen my Farm Girl Apron tutorial yet? I'm so thrilled with the great response its gotten. Thank you to those who've already seen and pinned it! This last week I spent some time making more aprons from the tutorial and I wanted to show them to you! 

First of all: who doesn't love looking at cute aprons? 

Second: I want you to see how changing the color of your jeans and trim can give you a different look. 

Third: These aprons are actually FOR SALE. So if you don't want to make your own, I'd love to send you a handcrafted, Creative Green Living original!

PS - If you love aprons too, be sure to follow my Apron Addiction board on Pinterest!
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Learn how to make a cute apron out of old recycled jeans

I am so glad you are here!

You're here to learn how to make a cute apron from recycled jeans, right?

I made it as a gift for my stepmom's birthday a few years ago. Not only did she love it - but thousands of Pinterest and Facebook users loved it, too! 

This apron pattern has taken off like wild fire. I can't wait to teach you how to make it! If you consider yourself at least an "adventurous beginner" with a sewing machine and can follow instructions, you can make this apron!

If you have any questions or need clarification on any of the steps, leave me a comment and I will get back to you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I love aprons! I made my first apron just a couple months ago for a bridal shower. While I wouldn't call them fast projects, they are pretty easy to make. I made the apron in this post for my friend, Kathy and I'm pretty sure she loves it.

This isn't really a tutorial so much as a "walk through." I didn't take pictures while I was making the apron, but the pieces are not hard to put together.

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