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Make this handy vinyl apron with absolutely no sewing involved! Once again, Duct Tape is the hero in this story, so I introduce to you: The Taperon!

This project is so fun and easy, it's a great thing to do with the kids! They'll love wearing the aprons they made and designed with their own hands.

special thanks to drinkmorecoffee for the sassy pics!
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Step 1: Supplies

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For this super simple project, you'll need

  • Vinyl - 1yd
  • Duct tape
  • Adhesive vinyl for character on front (I found mine on eBay)
  • Scissors
  • Something to use for a strap

Step 2: Cut Apron

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I totally cheated on this step and found an existing apron to copy.
If you can, I recommend you do the same.
If you can't, it's pretty easy to figure out what measurements you want.

  • Trace pattern onto back side of vinyl
  • Add 1" on all sides for seam allowance
  • Cut out along seam allowance lines
  • Mark a dotted line 2" inside the cut edge - this is just a guideline to show you where the cut edge of the vinyl will be folded back to when you tape it down
  • Make cut marks 1" in from both sides at the top two edges and the top of the sides where the strapping will come out (see red marks in picture)

Step 3: Insert Strap

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Now we'll thread the strap through.

  • Make slits along the hash marks. Add tape on both sides of slit to strengthen and prevent from tearing.
  • Feed strapping through these 4 slits as shown.
  • If your strapping seems like it will fray, either tie knots in the ends, use a dab of glue on each end, or melt the cut ends. I prefer fire.

chocolatechip2 months ago
SparkySolar8 months ago
skater26 years ago
KentsOkay6 years ago
Way awesome... I can use this for a lot of stuff, vinyl should hold up to some harsh chemicals.....
Pretty gangster. I would totally pimp one with a giant picture of marx's head on it in red.
Yay! This is very cute! I need to make more aprons, but I'll be going the traditional route since I have a ton of tacky fabric and nothing to do with it. :D
tarzioo6 years ago
very cool!
MedMisfit6 years ago
Great timing...I was needing a waterproof apron. Didn't have vinyl but I did have an old outdoor table cloth and a roll of duct tape. Thanks for the inspiration!
I like the idea! If you really want to be sneaky, you could change the title to a "No Sew Duct T-apron"
scoochmaroo (author)  okayknockout6 years ago
Yeah, I've been really trying to figure out how to type it up the right way. It's easy to understand when you say it, but writing it is a whole different matter.
very true. (it actually took me a few tries to figure out a way to write it now that you mention it :) )
pie popper6 years ago
like it! me will vote!
SinAmos6 years ago
Definitely style points, but I like getting messy. I don't think I'll ever wear an apron.
ChrysN6 years ago
Wow, these look so good you can sell them at the instructables store.
gmjhowe6 years ago
Sweet, i love the apron. And your smile seems to suggest you love the apron also!
scoochmaroo (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
I do! (I was playing model in the first shot.) It turned out even better than I expected.
Its a good smile.