Studio Fu: Sew Your Own Denim Apron

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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8 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

      1:14
    • Materials

      0:35
    • First Cuts

      3:20
    • Cut the Waist Ties

      1:30
    • Iron & Sew the Bottom and Sides

      4:24
    • Adding the Strap & Ties

      4:29
    • Modifications: Add a Pocket

      3:04
    • Thank you. Let's dance.

      1:16

About This Class

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For this class, I’ll assume you have basic sewing skills. I’m using a sewing machine in the videos, but you can hand sew your apron instead; it’ll just take a bit longer to finish your project.

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Welcome to Studio Fu: Sew Your Own Denim Apron.

Studio Fu is my take on Kung Fu, which literally means “time spent at skilful work.” Studio Fu classes are short, and will help you make the most of your time, tools, and techniques as an artist.

Today’s class is about taking old jeans and reworking them into a simple and effective studio apron. I’ve been making and using this style of apron in my own studio for years, and they’re also great for kids to wear too.

Check the Project area for what you'll need for class.

21 of 21 students recommendSee All

Great use of unwearable jeans. Easy to follow instructions.
A straightforward way to use up old jeans, and lesson 8 is a hoot!
Great quick tutorial to make a super functional item. Oh, and stay for lesson 8--it will make your day!
Ronnie Walter

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Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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