Make your own DIY punny apron with this free cut file and step by step tutorial! This cute hand lettered design makes for a perfect gift for the baker or chef in your life! Follow along for the full DIY apron tutorial and video below.
Wouldn’t it make a fun gift too? Just pair it with a whisk or pretty kitchen towel, and you have a perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook or bake.
Cute, right? Ready to make your own? Let’s do this!
Punny DIY apron tutorial supplies:
- Darice Blank Adult Apron
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Vinyl Cutting Machine
- Weeding Hook, Straight Pin, or Tweezers
- Parchment Paper
- My Free “Whisky Business” Cut File (Click the link to download a ZIP file containing SVG, PNG, and DXF versions of the cut file.)
Step One. Prepare the Cut File and Cut the Design.
Start off by downloading the free cut file from the supply list above. You will need to unzip the file first to access the different versions of the cut file. Next, open the cut file in your cutting machine software.
Once you have the design open in your cutting machine software, you will need to scale it to fit on your apron. I cut my design at about 7″ wide. Finally, because you are cutting your design from heat transfer vinyl, you will need to mirror (or horizontally flip) the design.
Next, place your heat transfer vinyl shiny side down on your cutting mat (so you are cutting on the back side of the vinyl), load the mat into your machine, and send the design to your machine to cut.
Step Two. Remove Excess Vinyl.
Next, use your weeding hook (a straight pin or tweezers work well too) to peel off the excess vinyl from around the cut design. (This step of vinyl crafting is called “weeding.”) Don’t forget to grab all the little holes inside your letters!
Step Three. Iron on Design.
After your design is all weeded, it’s time to apply it to your apron! Simply flip the design over so it reads correctly and position it on your apron.
Then, with your iron set to the cotton setting and with the steam turned off, apply heat and pressure according to the application instructions for your vinyl. And finally peel off the carrier sheet to reveal your finished design!
If you need to apply more heat after removing the carrier sheet, use a piece of parchment paper on top to protect the vinyl. (You should never apply an iron directly to the vinyl as it will melt. You can iron the apron on the reverse side as well.)
You may also like -
Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.