If you want to know how to make an easy apron for a scary treat this post is for you.
This hand sewn apron comes with pockets for brushes and pens and such. It has a matching art bag that will be posted later. I chose to sew this project by hand so those crafters without a sewing machine will be able to accomplish this project.
~ Fall Artist Apron ~
This canvas apron is a blank that comes from Canvas Corp. I chose one without pockets because I had my eye on the fabric panel printed with a cat and a spider. I knew these would look just right with the Haunted House canvas banner.
Canvas Apron (Canvas Corp)Fabric Panel with Printed Designs (Canvas Corp)
Haunted House Canvas Banner (7 Gypsies)
Purple Embroidery Floss (Prism)
Black Thread (Coats and Clark)
Permanent Markers (Sharpie)
Heat Activated Fabric Adhesive (Therm-O-Web)
Art Bag Supplies:
Burlap Plant Bag (Canvas Corp)Black Hemp Rope (Canvas Corp)
Canvas Garland 2" width (Canvas Corp)Wiggly Eyes (Dollar Tree)
Step 1: Cut printed designs from fabric panel, leaving at least a 1/4 inch edge.
Knot the thread and pull it through the fabric to the front. Insert needle 1/8" below the thread and back out 1/8" above the thread. Insert it again, this time where the last stitch started and back out 1/8" above the most recent stitch. On top of the pocket you will be sewing backwards, but underneath you will be sewing forwards.
This stitch is like a capitol "L". Knot the thread and pull it through the fabric to the front a 1/4" from the outer edge of the shape. Insert the needle 1/4" above and to the left of the thread then straight down and back out 1/4" to the left of the thread but on level with it. Slip the loose thread under the front edge of the needle and pull the needle through the fabric. This should leave a capitol "L" with the thread now coming through to the right of where the sides of the L intersect. Continue to insert the needle 1/4" above and to the left of the thread as you sew around the shape.
If you did not slip the thread under the needle you will have a diagonal line and the thread coming up on its own.
This canvas apron is just the right thickness to protect an artists clothes from the paint splatters and other staining supplies they so enjoy. The hand sewn decorations and useful pockets will remind them of your love with each use.
The directions for the Art Bag will be posted tomorrow.