iLoveToCreate® Easy Tie Dye T-Shirt Apron

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by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, iLoveToCreate®

iLoveToCreate® Easy Tie Dye T-Shirt Apron

Calling all crafters! Protect your clothing and look great wearing your own custom tie-dye apron, created from a simple t-shirt!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.
  • 2
    Prewash tee without fabric softener. Do not dry.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
  • 4
    Lay tee flat on prepared work surface.
  • 5
    Apply dye in a straight line across tee as shown. (Remember dye will gradually bleed up so leave room for white to show through.)
  • 6
    Cover tee with plastic tablecloth and let set for 6-8 hours.
  • 7
    Wash and dry following instructions on tie-dye package.
  • 8
    Follow pattern to cut T-shirt into an apron – First, lay shirt flat with back facing up. Cut across shoulders and up the back of the shirt.
  • 9
    Open the shirt and lay it out flat.
  • 10
    Fold the entire shirt in half, with the front of the shirt on the fold.
  • 11
    Cut through both layers from the neck opening, under the arm, and across to the back of the shirt.
  • 12
    Unfold the shirt flat, to reveal the apron.
  • 13
    Lay ribbon on apron running from neck to side to determine length including added length for waist and neck ties.
  • 14
    Cut two equal pieces and sew to both sides of apron to create apron string and ties at neck.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit® Kaleidoscope 104768726
  • Gildan® T-Shirt White (100% Cotton)
  • Morex® Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch 10 yards White 104444695
  • Sewing machine
  • Tulip® Surface Cover 104514560
  • Thread to match
  • Scissors
Download Project Template