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DIY Garden Apron from a Repurposed Feed Bag

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Save those pretty feed bags and make them into a cute garden apron in just a few easy steps.

Stop! Don't throw away that feed bag! You can make it into a cute hose-offable garden apron in just a few minutes.

Made of waterproof, sturdy material and printed with such cute designs, feed bags are a natural for a garden apron that will keep you clean and be a cinch to hose off when you're done.

Also perfect for washing the car, mucking stalls, performing any kind of ministrations to a sick or injured hen, or any other messy chores, if you're in the least bit adept with a sewing machine you can whip up an apron in just minutes.

DIY Garden Apron from a Repurposed Feed Bag

Here's what you'll need:

One feed bag (you'll need a second one if you choose to add the optional pocket along the bottom)
Two 30" long pieces of webbing or wide ribbon for the waist ties
Sewing machine fitted with a 90/14 medium-weight needle
Coordinating thread

Here's what you do:

Cut the bottom off the bag and then cut straight up the back of the bag so it lies flat.

Centering your cut depending on the design on the bag, cut out your apron using the measurements below.

From one of the discarded side panels, cut your neck strap to measure 26" long and 2 1/2" wide.  If you choose to add the optional pockets, cut a piece from a second bag the same width and 10" high to match the  design of lower portion of your apron.

To assemble your apron, fold each long edge of your neck strap over so it ends up being about 3/4" wide and then sew using a zig zag stitch up one side and down the other to secure.

Sew along the top edge of your pocket then align where it will go on your apron and pin it in place.

Turn the curved edges along the sides of the apron under about 1/4" and pin, then turn all the straight edges over 1/2" and then 1/2" again and also pin in place, positioning your neck strap and two side ties in place and securing them also with pins. Tuck your neck strap and side ties under the seam allowance and then flip them over into place to be sure they are secure.

Starting at the bottom edge, sew all the way around along the seam, removing the pins as you go.

Sew straight up from the bottom edge to the top of the pocket - one or two times depending on how many pocket sections you want.

And you're done!  Your apron can be hosed off, sponged off, or even tossed in the washing machine. I wouldn't put it in the dryer tho.

And don't try to iron it unless you use a cloth in between the iron and the apron.  Same goes for using is as a bbq apron....while not flammable, the apron WILL melt if touched with an open flame or hot bbq utensil, so use caution and common sense.

Click HERE for instructions on how to make a market tote bag out of a feed bag or HERE to learn how to make a cute patio planting container.

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