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Gardening Apron


With nothing more than a needle, some thread, a few ribbons, and four buttons, you can revamp an old apron into a convertible one that frees up your hands to cut flowers. The pocket can also be used as a place to stash a pair of gardening gloves.


  • Needle and thread
  • Ribbons
  • Four buttons


  1. Step 1

    Fold up the bottom of the apron to make a 10-inch-deep pocket.

  2. Step 2

    Cut four 4-inch lengths of ribbon or twill tape.

  3. Step 3

    Fold them in half, and stitch the loose ends to the edge of the apron as shown, making loops.

  4. Step 4

    Sew on 4 large buttons in corresponding spots.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2011

Reviews (1)

  • WoobyGirl 14 Jul, 2011

    Nice idea. Add a small narrow pocket for your scissors or shears also.