Do you ever feel like wearing something cute makes it more fun to do something you don’t want to do? For example, I don’t like to exercise. I would rather do almost anything than go to the gym. BUT I realize it is healthy and good, so I have had to figure out a way to get motivated. Enter: workout clothing. If I have fun workout clothes, I am much more likely to exercise. Please tell me I’m not alone in this! Cooking is another example of this. I don’t love cooking, but I have to do it. So this embellished apron fabric craft idea is my attempt to make it just a little more enjoyable. Scroll down to see how I made it!
- Plain White Apron
- 1.5″ Ribbon (I used this this Aztec print)
- Fabric Creations Fabric Ink
- Embroidery Floss
- Fabric Glue
- Paint Brush
Step 1: Mix the Fabric Creations Ink in a few cups with varying amounts of water to create different shades and consistencies of the ink.
Step 2: Apply the ink in stripes. If you want to be sure the stripes are straight(ish), use some painters tape as a guide, but be aware that it will bleed some. Let the ink dry completely.
Step 3: Cut the neck and waist ties off the apron. Then use fabric glue to apply the ribbon to the neck and waist. Let the glue dry.
Step 5: Make tassels with the embroidery floss, and attach to the apron at the waist. To attach them, I stitched them through the apron and tied knots in the back to keep them firmly in place.
After heat setting the ink (follow the instructions on the bottle), the apron can be washed either by hand or in the gentle cycle.
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Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.