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Forum topic by Razorbak91313 posted 05-26-2011 04:53 AM 1664 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Razorbak91313

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05-26-2011 04:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: apron work apron

For those who like to make all their shop tools!

I took an old pair of blue jeans and used them to make a apron of the size and style that i wanted since most of the aprons i found were either too small, too narrow, too short or heavy leather. I made this about 3 1/2 ft long and wide enough at the chest that it goes a little under my arms and around my sides. It goes most of the way down my legs with enough material on the sides to flow around my legs when walking but not too much to tangle or trip.

Basically I cut off one of the pant legs across at the level of the crotch and cut the stitching on one side to open it up. I then cut the other leg off at the same point, cut out a piece for the top panel of the apron, and sewed it to the top of the first piece. After that i just cut some long pieces from the remaining material, folded it over and sewed it to make the straps for the neck and waist. I sewed both ends of the neck strap at the length that i wanted. The waist is attached on one side and the other I sewed some velcro to the strap and the side of the apron to make it easy to remove and adjust. You can of course add as many pockets and such as you want, where you want either using some of the left over material or the pockets from the blue jeans. Any tears or holes can be fixed with iron on patches, sewing it up or even just gluing the ends of the cuts.

As you can tell, it has seen some heavy use and has done a really great job of keeping the worse of my work off of me. It also makes a handy place to wipe my hands when i get some glue or finish on them and don’t have a rag handy. Just toss it in the washer and dryer and it is good to go. This is probably one of the few shop projects where you want the wife doing the work for you :-)

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry. DWWoodCreations.com


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StumpyNubs

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 02:27 PM

I think there’s something wrong with a woodworker using a sewing machine… just sayin…

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Bertha

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 02:33 PM

awesome. I support your seamstressmanship, if that’s a word. Forget StumpyNubs, he’s just a bully ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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bigike

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 02:53 PM

I think it’s a very neat idea!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 05:17 PM

I’m a bully who got this thread going after three days with no comments….;)

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Razorbak91313

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#5 posted 05-30-2011 07:35 AM

I am a talented individual. I play with power tools, computers, sowing machines, ride a motorocycle and I am going to college to learn quantum mechanics. Of course those that know me are afraid of what I will learn while studing quantum mechanics.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry. DWWoodCreations.com

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