Apron into Bag

March 25, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Sewing


Hi guys, how are ya?!

I came across these $2 artist aprons the other day and my friend Ang had this great idea to turn them into a bag. So, I sat in front of the sewing machine and did my magic! {Update: Anne from Craftgossip.com featured my bag today and Jessica from Me sew crazy as well. Thank you Anne and Jessica!}



This is how it turned out:

You will need:

– 2 Artist Aprons (Dollar Store)

– White fabric (Fabric Store)

Vintage Rick Rack (Second Hand Store)

– Lace (Dollar Store)


Vintage Rick Rack



After the bag is finished, we make the strap.


You fold the piece of fabric every 5cm a little to have some kind of ruffle, but on both sides, sew it in place and sew it on to the bag. You take the apron strings and make a bow on each side.


I haven’t shown you the backside yet, have I?

This used to be the front of the apron. I just sew some lace on top of the stiches, to make it look nicer.

You have pockets in the back for your phone, etc…. I had a flower tube left from the flowers I bought the other day and you can add it as a little fun element! In that case you will have to use the back side as the front for a different look!

You have basically 2 bags in 1!

The total costs for the bag were under $10. If you have a bag and want to convert it into an apron, check out LoLovie’s Tut!

I hope I gave you some inspiration for your next sewing project;-)


Linked with Shabby Nest & Crazy Domestic & Tatertots and Jello & Tip Junkie & Made by You Monday


//xoxo, Sibylle//

To receive special newsletter freebies, please click the little cloud.

Share the love


  1. Adorable, Sybille! So funny – I did the vice versa of this project before … Bag into an Apron :))) Here is the link: http://lolovie.blogspot.com/2011/02/shopping-bag-to-toddler-apron.html
    Elvi recently blogged..Toddler travels

  2. This is so adorable! Love the look of your blog, glad i found it :)

  3. Hey Sybille, nice summer bag, I’m finishing all the quilt tops so I can quilt them !
    Do you know some nice fabric shops in Montreal ?
    Have a nice day !

  4. Beautiful blog, I am so glad I found you. This is a fabulous idea for a new summer bag. Love it!

  5. I love the creativity! This purse is so darling!

Leave a Reply


Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.