Cupcake T-shirt Apron

Materials

  • White cotton t-shirts, three
  • Pink ribbon, 1-1/2 yds.
  • Tulip: Custom Dye Color Kit, Dye Surface Cover, Premium Dye Gloves
  • Salt

Tools

  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Plastic bucket or recycled gallon containers
  • Wooden spoons or paint sticks

Directions

STEP 1

  • On covered work surface, use scissors to cut across t-shirts below sleeves. Use photo to cut cupcake pieces from one t-shirt square. For confetti, trace 10 2” circles.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to mix following colors for apron: Petal – bright pink (cherry and confetti), Moonstruck – periwinkle (cupcake liner stripes and confetti), Chickadee – yellow (cupcake frosting and confetti), Honeysuckle – light peach (confetti), Pink Plunge – light pink (apron base), Guava – dark peach (cupcake liner). Mix each color in plastic bucket or recycled gallon container. Use wooden spoon or paint stick to stir mixture until dissolved.

STEP 3

  • In plastic gallon containers, soak cupcake pattern pieces in dye mixtures. Soak remaining large t-shirt square (apron base) in Pink Plunge. Let set 45 minutes.

STEP 4

  • Machine wash pieces separately. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • For apron casing, cut small slits, 1/2” from top edge and 1” apart. Thread ribbon length in and out of slits; knot ends together.

STEP 6

  • Use photo as guide to glue cupcake pieces and confetti on apron. Tie periwinkle ribbon bow; glue on side of cupcake.

Note

  • 1. Adults, help kids when mixing dyes.
by Cheryl Ball for Duncan Enterprises
Cupcake T-shirt Apron
Cupcake T-shirt Apron