Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Teaching Tuesday: Adding Ribbon to an Apron

Today I am going to share how I added detail to a very simple denim apron.  This was a Christmas gift for my mom. 

  • First I covered the table with a heavy towel to create a large "ironing board".
  • Then I  ironed the apron so I would not have any bumps under my ribbon.
  • Then I decided where I wanted the ribbon and measured (no ruler, just stretched it out and cut it the appropriate length).
  • Then I sealed the ends of the ribbon using a match.  Just take your ribbon and move the end slowly through the flame.  If you haven't tried that before you might want to use a test ribbon the first time so you get an idea of the timing.
  • Next I "measured" the stitch witchery the same length as the ribbon. (I decided that I was not ready to count on my stitches to be that straight, so I went with a no sew method).

  • Place your ribbon on top of the stitch witchery and iron, following the directions that came with your stitch witchery.

Here is the finished project:

This was a very simple project, and I was pleased with the results.  I am thinking about using this method to personalize canvas bags Landon and Elaine can use for their library books.  I'll be sure to let you know how that goes.

1 comment:

  1. How cute! I keep saying I want a cute apron, especially since I don't own one.