Girl’s Apron

Girl's Apron

Another apron post! I bet you can guess what all the kids in my extended family are getting for Christmas this year. Kid’s love helping out in the kitchen and playing with imaginary food, so I figured that this would be a great present to help foster their creativity in the kitchen.

This apron was personalized for a girl who has a German Shepherd and a cat. Isn’t it fantastic that you can personalize this project with the Silhouette CAMEO and the simple application of heat transfer material? For a full tutorial on how to make this apron, check out my post on the Silhouette America blog.

Girl's Apron

I added a bow and button detail to the apron bib to hide the stitches. Also, I made the neck ribbon with velcro because I figured would allow my niece to put it on and take it off by herself. This way, her Mom won’t be constantly bothered to tie a bow.

Girl's Apron

And…if you missed my other two apron posts, you can find my kid’s tool apron project and a 50’s inspired apron by clicking on the links.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Kid’s Tool Apron

Kid's Tool Apron

About a year ago, I reconnected with my sewing machine and since then, I have made some pretty cute projects-mostly for my kids, no surprise there! Today’s Silhouette project is no exception. This cute Kid’s Tool Apron was an easy project to whip up with my sewing machine and my Silhouette CAMEO.

The apron pattern was found at  Sew Much Ado. The steps are very clear and easy to follow as there are lots of photos to help along the way. Thank you for providing such a great tutorial Abby! The only changes I made to this pattern were:

  • I doubled up the fabric because my blue fabric was a bit thin
  • I added a few extra pockets for tool storage.

To make the row of pockets, I added an accordion fold between each pocket so that the pockets were roomy for the bulky tools. Add a good 5″ of extra fabric to make the accordion fold.

Kid's Tool Apron

Here’s another close up of the accordion pockets. Note that I didn’t place an accordion between the middle pockets.

Kid's Tool Apron

Lastly, I added these cute designs from the Silhouette Design Store:

The designs were cut out of heat transfer material (HTM) using my Silhouette CAMEO. Once weeded with the handy Silhouette hook, the designs were simply ironed onto the apron. Because I used multiple layers of HTM, I found it best to do a quick press for the first layer, just enough so that the HTM released from the plastic backing, and then a final full press once all layers were in place.

My son immediately matched his tools to the corresponding pictures!

Kid's Tool Apron

I am very happy with how the tool apron turned out and I sure hope that the recipient loves it as much as I loved making it for him!

Thanks for checking in today!

Martha

 

Witch Costume | Sewable Fabric Interfacing

Witch Costume | Sewable Fabric Interfacing

 

With Halloween only 2 days away, I was scrambling to put together a costume for my daughter. She wanted to be a purple witch this year and I wanted it to be homemade. I much prefer homemade costumes as I find that they are more creative and are of better quality. I also think that the likelihood of the same costume being duplicated at school is pretty close to nil, which of course is important to my daughter.

So this is what I came up with, thanks to the help of my Silhouette CAMEO. The design for the the shirt was made with Silhouette brand sewable fabric interfacing, the purple zebra print fabric was picked up from Walmart, and the Witch Silhouette design was found in the Silhouette Design Store.

SHIRT

The application of interfacing is very simple:

  • Cut a piece of interfacing about 1″ larger than the design
  • Iron the shiny side of the interfacing to the wrong (back) side of the fabric for 2 seconds
  • Peel away the paper
  • Place the fabric onto the Silhouette cutting mat, interfacing side down
  • Cut the shape with the Silhouette CAMEO
  • Place the cut design onto the t-shirt and lightly iron it for a temporary hold
  • Sew around the edges of the design

IMG_5345SKIRT

I found a simple black skirt at Dollarama for $3.00. I cut waistband close to the outside edge seam to expose the elastic.  Then I cut pieces of tule and zebra print 12×2″, Then, I secured the pieces by folding the fabric in half and created a slip knot around the elastic waistband. Here is a picture and tutorial of how this is done.

IMG_5347MAGIC WAND

My daughter created her own magic wand with a stick she found and then taped some shiny garland to the stick. She made it all by herself and she is very proud of her creation. I think it perfect too!

wand

FINISHING TOUCHES

A pair of purple leggings and a purple and black spiderweb witch hat completed the costume.

My daughter LOVES the skirt the best since it’s poofy and very girlish. I like her magic wand the best 🙂

I hope this has inspired you to make your own costume this year! Let me know how you used your Silhouette CAMEO to create your Halloween costume. If you are interested, you can also take a look at the Fireman costume that I made for my son. This is another great project that I created with my Silhouette CAMEO.

Thanks for stopping by!

Martha

Coasters

Coasters

 

Hello! Today I have a interesting Silhouette project to share with you. This set of coasters was a lot of fun to make. I used the shape Antique Demask to create this interesting coaster “puzzle”. I copied the shape twice and then divided each shape into 4 equal parts using the knife tool. Then, I cut the shapes onto card stock and used mod podge to seal the coasters. If I were to do this project again, I would use vinyl. This would be much less labour intensive!

I think the coasters looks beautiful on their own but once the “puzzle” is placed together, the look of the coasters are transformed. This was the perfect shape for this type of project.

This set of coasters would make an excellent Christmas gift or hostess gift.

Thanks for checking out my post today!

Martha