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Gardening Apron

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011


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

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

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

  4. Sew on 4 large buttons in corresponding spots.

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