Thursday, February 27, 2014

Printable Apron Patterns and material

This is a picture from Pinterest.  A great way to display beautiful fabric prints and to add color to any mini kitchen

Right click on any of these patterns and pictures.  Save to your JPEG file in pictures.  These are all 1/12" scale.  To print off on your printer onto material you will need muslin and  freezer paper cut into 8x10"  paper size pieces.  Iron on the muslin to the wax side of the paper.  Using the drawer feed the paper with the material facing down.  The ink jet color will adhere to the material in the print as shown.  Let dry over night and then using a press cloth over the ink printing - iron to set the ink.
Cut out the pattern and then take off the freezer  paper.  It should peel right off.   Trim with bunka or ribbon with glue and hang onto a prepared board shelf.  Fancy turned toothpicks with the round ends can be cut for pegs and glued into the boards.

This is also from Pinterest.  A mini apron made from a Ladies Handkerchief.

There are many websites on Aprons and collecting them.  Many have pictures for ideas to make your own creations.
Buttons can be made from thin Fimo clay that is baked and then punched with a paper punch after being baked, or punch thick card stock and punch small holes with a needle tool.  Fingernail polish can be applied  to add shine and thickness to the button. Bunka can be unraveled for trim around the apron and pockets.  Miniature rick rack is now being made and would look super on an old fashioned apron.  If you go to your public library there are many books out on Aprons,  the pictures can be traced and are just about the right size for 1/12" scale.
My Grandmother always had dozens of aprons because she worked at a restaurant.  She had one for every Holiday, silly ones, and some really creative ones.  Everyone knew what to make or give her for a gift occasion.   She always had goodies in her pockets, and plenty of change from tips.
My other Grandmother wore  an apron that covered her dress completely.  Her pockets held all the useful items she would need for the day.  Screwdrivers, hankies, nails and screws, hammer, pocket knife,  string and always a poke (plastic bag) for anything she might happen upon outdoors and dried apples in case she got hungry. 
Both aprons as beautiful as the Ladies they adorned. 


  1. Gracias por los patrones están fabulosos.
    Un abrazo.
    Villa Pulgarcito.

  2. How do you print the patterns? I'm not finding a link. It says printable apron patterns. Thank you! Can't wait to make one!!

    1. On the pictures that are patterns right click on the pattern A multitude of saves come up. I choose Save As-then the bars come up JPEG, give it a name and save. This will be in your pictures now. Go to pictures and select print.