How to Make Stylish, Sassy Aprons

Aprons are an iconic housekeeping accessory. They make great gifts for bridal showers, hostess and house warmings, Mothers Day and more. 


When I put a saucy twist on these cheeky aprons, comments and emails came forth asking me how to DIY. So... I give you the tutorial!





You can just alter ready-made aprons for a quick and saucy project. Or, you can sew your own, like I did for my snarky Thanksgiving Apron.



Either way, you'll want to gather up lace, ribbon...



...fun trims, buttons, silk flowers, patches of colorful fabric, and...




For printing the images and quotes, I use June Tailor's colorfast fabric sheets for ink jet printers. {more info here}




Find images to fit the theme or holiday for your apron. {see resources on my sidebar. }




Use a program like word, pagemaker, or what-have-you to layer your desired image and quote. 




For some reason, my apron quotes tend to be sassy. {See the Coffee Apron *here*}




Probably because I have such an affinity for cooking and cleaning.




Once you've got your design, simply load a colorfast fabric sheet into your inkjet printer, and print as you would on a piece of paper. To make your printed fabric washable, follow the directions on the June Tailor package.


Arrange the elements on the apron in a way that pleases you and sew! Alternatively, if you're altering a ready-made apron, you could use fusible webbing to iron on the various elements and forgo the sewing.



Embellish your apron with a silk flower pin




Here's a tutorial for making a silk flower into a pinYour flower will be removable for washing.




Enjoy giving your stylishsassy apron as a gift for a house warming, hostess gift, bridal shower, mothers day, birthdays, Christmas and other occasions.


Presentation is a fun part of gift-giving. Here are some great ideas for wrapping those gifts:





Hosting a tea party would also be a fun way to present these saucy aprons.






15 comments:

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Awesome as usual!! Your embellishments are so darn cute!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I love that coffee apron!!!
--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Jill said...

I LOVE these aprons - and I'm going to look into that printable fabric. I print on regular fabric but can only get the black and white to stay - colours just wash out! Thanks for sharing this! I'm excited to try them!


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Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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micki @ ADD housewife said...

ha ha I love aprons this is great :)

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

These are awesome! I love the bright funky prints you paired together, too. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Goodness! I'm exhausted just READING about all of these beautiful projects and wrapping ideas and flower corsages . . . you are out of control! LOL -- thanks for sharing these idea, hints and tutorials!

Linda @ Two Succulent Sisters said...

You are so creative!! Gorgeous. I make aprons and that would be just the thing! Thanks, Linda

twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/

SweetPepperRose said...

Lovin' the Retro Style!
JoAnn

Melissa said...

What a great idea Christina! Your aprons are so fun!!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Christina,

Your aprons are beautiful and so creative. I love the added flowers.

Dee

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ha! Now that's a sassy apron!! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Lisa said...

These are too cute! They look like you could buy them at some fancy, expensive boutique!

Marilyn Clark said...

These are so fun!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

These ARE so fun & sassy. I think it's great that you shared how to make them.

Warmly, Michelle

Mama To Three Chicks said...

Ran upon your site by accident and I loved seeing some of your great projects! Keep up the fabulous work!
Stop by my blog sometime... I'd love to see ya there!

- Jennifer
www.mamatothreechicks.blogspot.com