Learn how to make an easy DIY harvest apron for the garden. It works as an apron, and it can turn into a little bag for carrying all your produce.
When I pick vegetables I’m usually weeding and watering at the same time, and I like to protect what I’m wearing and have something to wipe my hands on.
I made a DIY harvest apron that works as an apron and can turn into a large pocket to hold the fresh produce.
– quilting cotton – 1 inch ribbon – large button – sewing tools – sewing machine
First cut out two squares, 30 inches by 30 inches, from the quilting cotton. Cut two pieces of ribbon 6 inches long. Fold it in half and sew down the open side to enclose it.
Fold it in half and baste it to the bottom corner of one of the squares. Leave 1/2 inch seam allowance on the side where the seam will be.
With right sides together pin the squares together matching up all the corners. Sew all the way around with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Leave a 6 inch hole for turning.
Trim each corner to reduce bulk. Turn the apron right side out. Poke out the corners. Press all the edges flat.
Top stitch around all the edges 1/8 inch from the edge. This is how you’ll close the hole. At the top center of the apron create pleats. I created two pleats on each side that were 1 inch wide.