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Star-Spangled Apron Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson

What a perfect patriotic craft for the Sept 11! This apron is made by turning ordinary T-shirts into the perfect cooking ensemble with eyelet trim and Tulip® Fashion Art products. Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson.

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  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Transfer Sheets
  • Tulip® Fabric Paintbrushes™
  • Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint
  • Ribbon – red, white and blue – 2½ yards
  • Disposable plate
  • Permanent marker
  • Thread
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Chalk
  • (2) T-shirts – red, blue – large youth
  • Freezer paper
  • Pressing cloth
  • Eyelet trim – white – 3 yards
  • Iron
    • Patterns
  • Pattern 3
  • Pattern 1
  • Pattern 2


Cut & Sew 1. Cut both T-shirts as illustrated in diagram. 2. Sew bottom of bodice to top of skirt, right sides facing. 3. Sew a 1” hem (casing) on sides and top, leaving an opening at top corners of bodice and where the skirt connects to the bodice for ribbon to feed through. 4. Thread ribbon through casing, up from bottom side of bodice and back down the other bodice casing, leaving a loop for neck. 5. Sew four rows of ruffled lace equally spaced onto the skirt portion of apron. Embellishing: 1. Print out desired design pattern and cut out. Trace around design on bodice of apron with chalk. 2. Place pattern pieces on red and blue Shimmer Transfer Sheets as indicated and trace with permanent marker. Cut out with craft knife. Peel away clear liner from each piece and place glossy side down on apron bodice according to pattern. Cover with pressing cloth and iron 30 to 60 seconds. Check to make sure pieces have adhered to apron; if not, re-iron as necessary. 3. Pour a puddle of Glacier White Soft Fabric Paint on disposable plate. Use Fabric Paintbrushes to paint a coat of Glacier White into the indicated areas of design. Let dry and add another coat if necessary. 4. Trace pattern for “USA promotes blood for oil!” onto freezer paper. 5. Cut out with craft knife, discarding the inside area of letters to create stencil. 6. Lightly iron (wax side down) above painted design on apron. Do not iron over paint or Shimmer Transfer Sheet designs. 7. Paint the open areas of stencil with a coat of Glacier White. Let dry and repeat if necessary. Let dry. 8. Peel off freezer paper to reveal completed design.

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