5 Ways to Decorate Your Apron

Aprons are a common household accessory. The most common sort of aprons are kitchen ones. In today's post, we'll give you some ideas and 5 steps for decorating your favorite aprons.
5 Ways to Decorate Your Apron

Last update: 17 January, 2019

Decorating an apron is an original and creative way to jazz up your home. Aprons are an accessory that protects your clothing while you take care of household chores, prepare delicious meals for your kids or even as you wash the dishes.

When we’re in the midst of our chores, our garments might get spilled on, wet, scratched or worn out. Aprons primarily serve to protect us from these factors, but there are some pretty sad options like solid colors or a lack of design.

So, we’d like to show you some ideas for decorating your apron. You’ll need some materials for these ideas like:

  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Stitch opener

If you have a sewing machine, it’ll make these projects much easier for you. If not, don’t worry; you can hand-sew. Either way, your apron will look beautiful in the end.

Ideas for decorating your apron

1. Wash your apron

Thoroughly washing your apron before proceeding to the actual alteration part is an essential step for removing any stains and residue. Let it dry and it’ll be ready to decorate.

2. Conserve the shape of your apron but replace the straps

You need to keep the main shape of your apron intact, but give it pinch of creativity. You can try removing the straps at the neck as well as at the waist, replacing them with new ones. Choose a decorative, colorful strap that’ll show your personality. To remove the old straps off your apron, use a stitch opener, carefully ripping through the thread.

Apron 1
  • Make a small mark on the outside parts of the neckline and waist. These marks will tell you where you’ll need to sew on your new straps.
  • Once you removed the old straps, measure them with your measuring tape. The new ones should be the same length.
  • Sew on your new straps by hand or by machine. And…you’re done! It’s an easy switch and makes a huge difference.

You can also sew ribbon onto the edges of your apron for a look that’s more tied together. Look for a ribbon that contrasts in color with your main fabric.

3. Apply iron-on patches to dress up your apron

Iron-on patches are great for decorating your aprons and giving them a fun, original look. You can find these patches at sewing stores and they come in all kinds of colors and shapes. They’re an easy way to just “stamp” decor onto your apron.

  • First, decide exactly where you want to apply your patch. Make a small mark to indicate the spot. We recommend ironing on the patch in the top area of your apron, making it easy to see.
  • Place the patch face down on your apron and cover it with a thin piece of fabric. Never directly iron on the patch. Iron the patch and fabric for 20 seconds, remove the fabric and any residue. Now, you’re done transferring your patch onto your apron.

4. Add a pocket

If your apron doesn’t have a place to keep things, we recommend adding a pocket. Pockets are practical because they can hold your utensils or other objects that you need to have on hand.

Apron 2
  • You probably have a piece of cloth laying around that you can use. If not, you can always buy some that will match your apron. Mark out a rectangle or a square on the cloth and cut it out however big you want your pocket to be. Remember to leave a 0.5 cm border for sewing. Grab your scissors and cut out the pocket.
  • Mark out where you want to sew your pocket on your apron and start sewing it on. Done!

5. Fabric paint, a creative way to decorate your aprons

If you want to decorate your aprons even more, you can opt to paint on a beautiful design with some fabric paint. For this craft, you’ll need a paintbrush, paint fabric in the color of your choice, and some water. Paint your apron, let it dry, and your creation is all set.

There are plenty of ways to decorate your aprons. You can try stripes or polka-dots, rococo flowers, bows, decorative borders, buttons, and many other designs.

Give our ideas a shot and use an item that you already have to make something new. Additionally, crafts are a great way to give our mind a break and think about something different. This is a great chance for you to transform old, forgotten aprons and give them a chance to decorate your home.

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