Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Carpenter’s Apron * Retailored

img_1527I worked up a new apron this morning using an old carpenter’s apron that I picked up on Monday at our local 2nd hand store {for $1}.

carpenter apron, apronOh, boy…was it ever filthy.  I soaked it in Oxyclean, washed it with more Oxyclean and then I mended it here and there.

carpenter apron, apronI really love how this turned out ~I find it incredibly fun to work with vintage and re~purposed fabrics.  The main, stripe fabric is from a {cute} jumper that I wore in the 80’s.

I would love to keep this one…but I won’t!

*the only ‘new’ element used in this apron was the thread! 😉

May 6, 2009 Posted by | aprons, bespoke design, new creations, sewing, vintage{y} apron | 4 Comments