I love a good apron, and an easy-to-make handmade one is even better. Today, I’m excited to share Plaid Crafts’ new Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Stamps and Fabric Ink, both available at Hobby Lobby and www.plaidonline.com. I recently received an amazing box of these block printing stamps and fabric ink, and was challenged to create a fun reuse project. This DIY T-Shirt Apron requires absolutely no sewing and is perfect for crafting, cooking, or even for kid’s art projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A large or extra-large plain t-shirt
- Fabric scissors
- Your favorite Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Stamps and Fabric Ink (I used Aqua and Marigold)
- Sponge Cubes and Stamping Mat
- Cleaning Brush
To make your apron, fold your t-shirt in half and cut from the armpit to the neck.
Unfold your shirt and turn it to the back, then trim the fabric away from the back of the neck and cut off from the armpits and up (first photo on the left).
Next cut out a large rectangle from the bottom, leaving a three-inch strip across the back. Lastly, cut up halfway through the remaining strip, then across to the other side and up again to create your apron ties.
I chose a rectangular Block Print Stamp with Aqua Soft Fabric Ink to make a band across the waist. To use your Block Print Stamp, apply the ink to your sponge and pounce it onto the stamp. Place your Stamping Mat under your apron, and press the stamp down firmly. Reapply the ink after each use.