Added Jul 15, 2013
by nadia r
Auckland, New Ze...
Banana Stencil – BurdaStyle 5/2011 #147
To keep me dry and clean (when washing up, or preferably: when creating art, lol!) I stitched up an apron using a basic template from a sewing craft book for which I can’t recall the title of. However there is a surge of sewing and craft books on the market nowadays and most include patterns, DIY is in style! But then I thought how do I decorate this stark curtain lining fabric? (- I got heaps for only a dollar, lol!). The apron is fairly waterproof, but not oven proof, and I faced the edges where the straps might pull. Well I was reading a BurdaStyle mag and there you have it, a Warhol style banana stencil was the answer. I used enamel house paint test-pots with a paintbrush, and cardboard stencils, and I wasn’t completely tidy about it either. I made sure to allow the paint to dry thoroughly so it wouldn’t peel off, and I even added a varnish layer to reinforce .
white synthetic curtain lining with some give, waterproof enamel paint, top-coat sealer/varnish.
Pattern of the Week
The wrap shape creates a flattering V neckline and looks good on every body type!
Learn why every seamstress can benefit from flat patternmaking from instructor Deborah Moebes.
How to Grade, Draft, Design, and Sew Leggings with Meg!
Go far afield in wrap dresses, detailed jackets, and comfy separates for fall.
Comment To Win
Share your top fabric care tips for a chance to be in the magazine, and to get the issue for free!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.