I want to make an apron to advertise my business when i am delivering cakes and serving cakes at friend's functions. (Haven't you noticed how your friends always ask you to serve the cake you made?) I can sew the apron just fine, my question is do ya'll have any suggestions on how to put my name on the apron to make it look professional? Would Iron on transfers from the computer work? Or a custom made patch from somewhere? Or embroidery? I want it to look professional, I was going to put my cake business name, maybe come up with a logo, should i also put my email address? but that might change down the road.
Thank you for your help!!
You could make your apron and then take it to an embroidery shop to have them professionally add your logo or business name. It would be great advertising!
you can also take the apron and have it screen printed if you didn't want to go the embroidery route.
I was lucky enough to find a sports hat shop in our local mall that does embroidery and they did my aprons at a very good price. That may be a place to look.
Here is a link to DIY easy screen printing a design.
Iron on transfers look good but don't stand up to many washings.
You could also print out your design onto fabric that has been backed by Heat and Bond making sure there are no loose threads to catch in your printer, then appliqued onto your apron either by hand or sewing machine or just simply ironed on. (I think the applique would look better than iron on)
If you were to do a design that would have a cake as part of the image, this little tip would give some dimension to look like icing....puffy paint on some"icing" then use a heat gun or hair dryer about 5 inches above surface, this process expands the puff paint.
You could also use freezer paper to make a stencil, iron freezer paper Shiny side to fabric, then use acrylic paint along with fabric medium or fabric paint. Paint, let dry completely, lift off stencil and heat set either by heat gun or clothes dryer. If you use paint on fabric, make sure that a piece of cardboard is placed between fabric (like a shirt) or under such as your apron.
These are just a few suggestions if you like DIY.