Sew an easy painting apron to avoid ruining clothes while painting furniture or artwork. This was a pretty quick project and I love the results!
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I have ruined so many clothes while trying to paint. I’ve saved a few mostly ruined outfits to paint in but they are all winter weather outfits and it is SO HOT right now. I’ve got a ton of projects to paint so I decided to whip up a quick apron to put over my clothes.
I usually paint furniture or the walls and I’m usually limited on time so I always make a huge mess. I hope this helps!
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- Fabric: I used some heavy upholstery fabric that I picked up cheap. I had some Monet fabric that I used for the top strip.
- I used my Silhouette Cameo and some heat transfer vinyl for the Monet quote.
I made another post about sewing aprons (with a video tutorial) and included a free pattern. You can get the pattern by subscribing below:
Tutorial for a Handmade Apron
I laid a kitchen apron on top of my fabric and cut the shape out- I added a bit of a seam allowance and quite a bit of extra length.
Once that was cut out, I serged around my entire apron.
I made some straps for the neck and waist areas. I used coordinating fabric and serged them.I sewed the straps on. I like the look of the white serging around the waist.
Next I added the Monet fabric around the neckline. It covers up the area the straps attached.
I added a couple of pockets. One is thin and long for paintbrushes.
To finish it all, I added my Monet quote- it is PERFECT for this apron. My only wish is that I’d made the apron wider in the chest area to get better coverage for my shirt.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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