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A Tardis Apron.
An apron I decided to make my sister for Christmas.
I've tried to make the steps as clear as possible, but if you need any clarification, then just ask. :)

Posted by Eleanor from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Eleanor's 35 projects »
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  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 1
    Step 1

    First use chalk and a ruler to draw your apron shape onto your fabric, remembering to leave a seam allowence.

    (I prefer to use regular chalk to tailors chalk, as I think it comes off much easier, but that's just my personal preference.)

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use fabric scissors to cut out your apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin the hems as you'd like them in your finished apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 4
    Step 4

    Iron these hems to make them appear sharper and become easier to sew.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew these hems.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trace the lettering for the pocket onto paper, at this point you can add clear tape to one side, to add stability to the stencil, but it's not essential.

    (I just googled the words 'Tardis sign' to get an image to trace).

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use a craft knife to cut out your letters.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut out your white fabric for the pocket, using fabric scissors.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stick down your stencil using double-sided sticky tape, making sure to get as close to the letters as possible and add the inside of letters (such as the middle of the 'O').

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use a sponge to dab acrylic paint onto the stencil.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 11
    Step 11

    Before the paint has dried, peel off the stencil.

    (Waiting 'til after the paint's dried, leads to paper from the stencil getting stuck in the paint.)

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 12
    Step 12

    After the paint has dried, iron the design to set the paint (make sure you put scrap fabric between your design and your iron, to stop the paint melting onto the iron).

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stitch the hem along the top of the pocket.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pin the hems and then stitch the pocket onto the apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 15
    Step 15

    Trace the Police Box Sign onto paper as you did in step 6.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut out the lettering using a craft knife.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 17
    Step 17

    Cut out your black fabric rectangle, then stick down yopur stencil (as you did in step 9).

    Then use a sponge to dab on the acrylic paint, and iron once dry.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 18
    Step 18

    Pin the hems and then stitch the sign along the top of the apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 19
    Step 19

    To make the windows, cut out the rectangles of white fabric and use acrylic paint and a ruler to aint the squares on.

    Then iron to set the paint.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 20
    Step 20

    Then stich the windows onto the apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 21
    Step 21

    Draw and cut out the shapes for your straps, leaving seam allownces.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fold in the seam allownces then fold the strips in half and pin the sides togther.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 23
    Step 23

    Then iron your straps.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 24
    Step 24

    Stich your straps together.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 25
    Step 25

    Next, stitch the straps onto the apron.

  • How to make a full apron. Tardis Apron - Step 26
    Step 26

    And you're done. :)

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Jess W.
Jess W.
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Stevie R.
Stevie R. · 1 project
Cool! I'm gonna make it once my mom replaces the needle in our sewing machine... It was broken, then she fixed it and I tried to sew but the needle bent like jelly. O.O
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Katie B.
Katie B. · 3 projects
awesome favorite!
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