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.