This is a fun and simple upcycle to do with old pairs of pants or trousers. I made an Apron for my dad who loves to cook- and I added some things that fit specifically for him that I’ll explain as I go.
My husband got a hole in his pants right on the butt. Snagged during a delivery he was on, which worked out nicely for me because I was waiting to do this upcycle idea and all I was missing was a sewing machine and a pair of pants I could cut up. So the trousers started like this:
And because it was made from some good quality trousers, it has lasted YEARS!
This post was originally written for Small Fine Print in Feb. 2011. It has been updated and resubmitted.