Child’s Costume Apron

Olivia has been making great art and coloring in her book for a few months now. Soon I’m going to let her start painting, but before that happens, I need to get started on a cute apron to cover up her clothes. Here’s what you need….

Ink jet color printer
Avery Iron-On Transfer sheets
Here are some tricks to help you not waste labels. If this is your first time, read through everything first.

1.   Wash and iron your apron first.

2.    Place it on a flat, heat-resistant surface. For the child’s size that I’m using the entire 8×11 inch sheet can be used and will look fine. If making an adult size, I would also suggest making it as large as possible. Maybe even splitting words up to make them larger.

3.    Open your logo art in a program like Adobe Photoshop to add extra items to make it more fun. You can create a border if it does not have one. On some fabrics, the image without a border to cut around, can have a hazy transparent background and might not look as good.

4.    Here is the MOST IMPORTANT STEP – on the computer, REVERSE your logo artwork, flip it so it is backwards. Print the backwards logo onto the transparency sheet, cut it out, and then you will see that when you iron it on, it is face-up.

5.    If you are nervous about the perfect outcome, do a test run on the back of your apron, it will be invisible.


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