Kids seem to love gifts with their name on them,c So, needing a gift in a hurry, I decorated this plain apron for a young friend who has a tiny bit of a car obsession, using a design from the Silhouette Design Store. I’m sharing a sep-by-step tutorial for this quick and easy gift idea over on the Silhouette UK Blog today, using a child’s blank apron and flocked heat transfer material (HTV) .
The design I chose was from a set from the Silhouette Design Store called Baby Toys Borders Set designed by StudioIlustrado. The designer has loads of similarly sized borders with a rectangular base, any of which would work for this purpose. Just search the store for 'Borders set' and filter by 'Studioilustrado' (note, just one 'L') and it will bring up pages of lovely designs - including tractors, seahorses, and even kitchen sets.
I made a few minor adaptations to the file to incorporate the child's name and make a one-piece decal which makes it super easy to weed and align on a garment (or on a flat hard surface if regular vinyl is used). This would be ideal for anyone new to changing files, or to using heat transfer material. do pop over to the Silhouette blog and take a look.
Firstly, I show how to edit the design to allow sufficient space for some text
Then I type the child’s name in an easy-to-read font - Lori Whitlock’s Super Font
Once reversed design is cut out on your digital cutting system (this would fit Silhouette®Cameo, Portrait or Curio) it is a straightforward design to iron or press onto the font of the apron.
There you have it - add a matching gift tag and your gift is ready.
Of course, the same personalised design (not reversed) can be used on almost any hard surface too, using regular vinyl, so you could make even more co-ordinating items.
I hope you'll try it!