Saturday, June 7, 2014

#Hashtag Dad

Hello, All!  Marilyn here with a Father's Day gift idea.  Is your father the Grill Master of the household?

Three pocket adult sized apron.

Items Needed

  • Apron Blank - I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby today (on sale) for $3.49
  • Square 1 Iron-on - one sheet is approximately $1.90
  • Ink Jet Printer
  • Silhouette Cutter
  • Heat Press or Home Iron

Apron purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby

My first step was to pre-wash and dry the apron.

Screen shot of Silhouette design with registration marks
While that is taking place, I found this image of Snoopy with his chef's hat and cooking utensils on the internet.   I was able to easily trace it within the Silhouette software.   I added a small white offset around the image since this was going on a red apron.  The image Cut Style was set to "cut edge."  I turned on the registration marks and printed onto the Square1 Iron-On that had been loaded in my home printer.

No layering needed.  Entire image is just one layer.
The image was cut out with the Silhouette and leaves you with a one layer iron-on patch.

At the heat press.
Lay out image where you want to attach to apron.

I pre-heated my heat press to 325 degrees, covered my blank apron with a Teflon sheet and pressed for 4 seconds.  I then laid the Snoopy image on the apron, covered with a Teflon sheet and pressed again for 4 seconds.

Finished apron.

Ta-Dah!  All done and ready for Dad!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! ~ Marilyn