Monday, June 14, 2010

RECYCLE...Shower Curtain Painting Apron

It was time for a new shower curtain.  We used our darling shower curtain until the top tore and was literally hanging on by 3 hooks. I wasn't ready to get rid of it.  It was still in really good shape, although the top was not salvageable.  It was just too cute to throw out, so I decided to make Chloe a painting apron.

I laid the shower curtain out and cleaned it really good with Simple Green and allowed it to dry.

I used Chloe's cooking apron as a template.

I cut around the apron making the new apron about 3-4 inches larger to ensure it would wrap around her.

I folded the edges and sewed a triple stretch seam.  I have found this seam is very durable.  

I'm a sucker for recycling ribbon like the one above from our new shower curtain.  I keep ALL the decorative ribbon from new products.  You never know when it'll come in handy.  I cut the ribbon in 4 equal pieces.  Before sewing the ribbon in place, I treated the ribbon with Fray Check around the edges.  I used a basic stitch and sewed them into place. 

TA DA....New/Old Painting Apron

Front View
Isn't it CUTE?           


Back View  



  1. Great save on this shower curtain! She will have so much fun helping you with projects wearing this! Thanks for showing us how on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  2. Great way to get more use out of your shower curtain! If I had kids I'd be making a smock like that too. Thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my headboard post from Rory's site :) Makes my day! Also, I'm your newest follower, and can't wait to see more of your projects.

  3. What a great idea! I'm super impressed. That shower curtain is really cute and would also be cute as a raincoat.

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you link up next!

    p.s. I haven't caved yet...i think I might be the only woman left on the planet who hasn't read twilight. :)

  4. cute idea! I just have some canvas aprons for my kids to paint with. I like the wipeable factor of this! Great job! Visiting from New Friend Friday.

  5. How cute! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. I signed up as a new follower.

  6. very cute!!!

    visiting from nff

  7. So cute!! Following you back!! :)

  8. Aren't you crafty?! If I could sew, I would totally make this!! Great job!


  9. I am so envious or your talents my friend!! The apron is SUPER CUTE!!!!