DIY “Make Pie” Apron

This time of year, we’re always cooking or baking something extra yummy, and I love the idea of having a fun apron to wear for all that time spent in the kitchen, or having one that I can give to my hostess/host as a gift. So today, I’m sharing a fun option that is pie-centric (my favorite kind of “centric”), and perfect for protecting your clothes as you mix and bake during the holidays. Here’s how I made it!

Supplies Needed to Make Your Own DIY “Make Pie” Thanksgiving Apron: 

Adult Canvas Apron with Pockets
Siser® Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl: Grapefruit
Siser® EasyWeed® Heat Transfer Vinyl: Bright Red
Riley Blake Designs Sundance Stackers
Iron-On Fabric Adhesive
Craft Cutter (I use a Silhouette Cameo)


  1. Arrange your text or design to be cut out with a shadow on your craft cutter software. I used a Silhouette Cameo which meant I used the offset feature on Silhouette Studio. You can find my design right here. Be sure to mirror your image before cutting. Cut out the shadow and the text.
  2. Once your design is cut, weed the excess vinyl to reveal your design.

3. Place the shadow of design on the apron first and cover it with a dishtowel. Iron it with a hot, dry iron according to your vinyl package directions until fully adhered. Remove towel and plastic backing.

4. Place the text directly on top of the shadow and apply to the apron with the iron as explained in step 3.

5. Place your fabric on the adhesive-side of your iron-on adhesive and cover with towel. Press with a hot, dry, iron until fully adhered. Then, peel back the fabric. You will know that the fabric has adhered if the side that was down is now shiny.

6. Cut fabric into a 1-inch strip and fold, adhesive side down, over the top of the apron. Then, press with a hot, dry, iron until fully adhered.

That’s it! Now go make pie, not war!

I love the modern feel of this apron. Not everyone wants a frilly picture of a cornucopia on their Thanksgiving apron, and this is one feels fresh. I love the added touch of the fabric that gives it a little extra interest. Plus, making pie sounds like a REALLY good idea.

Happy Baking!

-Liz & Sam


Looking for more Thanksgiving craft inspiration? Check out these projects from some of our crafty friends!

Easy Low-Sew Fall Napkins – Sew What Alicia
Turkey Place Cards – That’s What Che Said
Thankful Dry Erase Sign – The Scrap Shoppe
Fabric Napkin Bread Warmer – Tried and True Blog
Easy Toiler Paper Pumpkins – The Ruffled Daisy
DIY Felt Gratitude Banner – Bonnie and Blithe
Boho Pumpkin Luminaries – Made in a Day
Hand Painted Pumpkin – The Crafty Blog Stalker
Free Gather Thanksgiving SVG – Pineapple Paper Co
Needle Felt Acorns Napkin Rings – Nourish and Nestle

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