Design Your Own Custom Apron at Home!
Whether you’re crafting for yourself or a loved one, one of the things we love the most about creating your own wares, is that they can be truly bespoke! Which is one reason why crafters give the best gifts (right?!)- and this adorable custom apron is no exception! If your Mum’s never happier than when she’s creating a culinary masterpiece in the kitchen, then this might be the perfect personalised gift for her! Check out Siobhan Ferguson’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how easy it is to put together an awesome customised gift.
Time it Takes to Make: 2 hours
Skill Level: Intermediate
You Will Need:
- Iron on Glitter sheets
- Fabric Markers
- Heart dies
- Small flower dies
- Lou Collins brush lettering practise sheets
DIY Custom Apron Tutorial:
Pencil out the design onto the apron; this should be done faintly so the design is only just visible, as the pencil marks cannot be removed. I used Lou Collins’ brush lettering practise sheets to form the wording, and drew a basic chicken shape outline.
Die-cut from the glitter sheets 2 small red hearts, plus a selection of small flowers from pink and blue glitter sheets.
cut the 2 hearts as shown in the image; these will help form the chicken’s head and wing.
Go over the pencil line of the outline of the chicken in yellow fabric pen, and make a cross hatch pattern as shown in the image. Draw a small red cross where the yellow lines meet.
Iron over the chicken for 30 seconds, place on the red hearts as shown, then iron over for a further 30 seconds. Remove the plastic film from the glitter hearts, leaving the only the glittered surface.
Complete the same process for the flowers, grouping some flowers in the bottom two corners of the apron.
Starting at either side of the “Cluck Cluck,” draw on faux stitching using both yellow and red fabric pens, following the edge of the apron as a guide.
Following the pencil outline, go over the wording with the red fabric pen.
Your gift for Mum is now finished… and if you’ve caught the customisation bug, why not try creating bespoke tote bags, and other custom gift ideas?
If you’re after more custom apron inspiration, check out Hannah Oxberry’s personalised apron project right here!