Remy's Kitchen Towel Apron
Every little chef should have an apron designed just for him. This no-sew apron is sized perfectly for kids, and it's made using a kitchen towel. Stencil the Ratatouille logo on the front of your apron and you're sure to get five stars from even the toughest critics.
- Remy's Kitchen Towel Apron Logo Template
- Flour sack dish towel
- 2 yards ribbon, 1 inch thick
- Fusible fabric bonding web, such as Stitch Witchery
- Ironing board
- Press cloth
- Scrap paper
- Craft knife
- White fabric paint
- Freezer paper
- Scotch tape
- Sponge brush
- Fine-tipped paintbrush
1. Before getting started, wash, dry, and iron your kitchen towel.
2. Lay the towel out in front of you and fold the two top corners of the towel down, creating the bib of the apron.
3. Place the bonding web inside each folded end of the towel, approximately 1.5" from the crease. Be sure that you are leaving enough space for the ribbon to run through. Iron to adhere the fabric, following the instructions on the package.
4. Push the ribbon through the sleeve of the apron. Use a pencil if you need to help guide it through. Let the ribbon form a loop at the neck, and let each end hang out the bottom. These loose ends will be used to tie the apron.
5. If the apron is too long, create a pocket by folding up the bottom edge of the towel and fusing the open ends using the bonding web. Iron the pocket closed following the instructions on the back of the fusible bonding.
6. Print the logo template and tape it to the freezer paper.
7. Place the template and freezer paper on a protected surface (such as a cutting board) and cut out the stencil using a craft knife.
8. Tape the stencil to the center of the bib of the apron. Place a piece of scrap paper under the stencil to soak up any excess paint.
9. Use a foam brush to carefully apply the fabric paper. Be careful not to tug at the stencil so that you get the cleanest image possible.
10. Let the paint dry leaving the stencil in place. This could take a few hours.
11. Once the paint is dry, peel back the stencil to reveal the logo.
12. Use the fine-tipped brush to correct any imperfections. Paint on thin lines for Remy's whiskers and let dry.