Me & My Apron Ready-made Aprons, one each: adult, child
Penguin image (www.JGoodeDesigns.com)
Red ribbon, 4 yds.
Fabric scraps, 4” squares: yellow, red
Buttons, three 1/2”
Embroidery floss, white or red: 12” length
Personal die-cutting system
Computer/printer with paper
Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint: Flat Black
Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac
scissors, craft knife, masking tape
1. Pre-wash aprons; iron if needed.
2. Visit www.JGoodeDesigns.com to print penguin images. Enlarge penguin images to 6" and 4-1/2"; print on copier paper. Determine areas of stencils to be painted black; cut away using a craft knife or scissors. Trace open areas onto self adhesive-backed vinyl; cut away to create stencil.
3. Use personal die-cutting system to cut words "Cookie Maker" and "Cookie Eater" from adhesive-backed vinyl into 2-1/2" and 1-1/2" heights, respectively.
4. Position stencils onto apron fronts. Mask all areas not to be sprayed with newspaper and masking tape. Assure stencils are flat to surface of aprons. Spray stencils with Flat Black following manufacturer's instructions. (Note: Several light coats applied in a sweeping motion will create even coverage.) Allow to dry. Remove paper, tape, and stencils.
5. From yellow and red fabric scraps, cut beaks, feet and hats to fit penguins; glue onto penguins.
6. Tie embroidery floss through holes in buttons; attach buttons onto top of hats.
7. Glue ribbon strips onto apron fronts; tie bow on neck strap of each apron.
1. If die-cut machine is not available, stencils may be hand-cut using adhesive-backed vinyl and craft knife.