Turn a Painting into an Apron!
October 24, 2017
When I teach, I usually sell my demo paintings. This one...
...found a happy new home. Yay!
However, this one...
...did not. I had to get it home, but it was too big to put in my luggage. So, I pulled the canvas off the stretcher bars, folded it up, and put it in my suitcase.
When I felt the loose canvas in my hands, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. Instead of re-stretching the canvas and hanging it up on the wall, I knew that this painting was destined to become an apron!
On the back of the canvas, I traced an apron I use all the time and cut it out, including the neck strap.
I didn't sew the edges or anything.
Because it's painted canvas, I figured that it wouldn't unravel.
I stitched together two shorter pieces of canvas to create the waist ties...
...and stitched the ties onto the apron body.
I couldn't imagine having an apron without a pocket, but I didn't want to block the image in any way. So, I looked at the leftover painted canvas I had and discovered that there was a section that kind of lined up and blended in if I placed it correctly!
Pretty cool, right?! I love this new apron! It gives me even more motivation to keep painting BIG!
P.S. If you liked this post, check out this older post about turning a painting into a tote bag.