I found a really nice leather like fabric at Joann's and bought a yard for $4.00. I used less than 1/2 yard. So call it $2. The Syringe was free. My pharmacist gave it to me. The test tubes I bought at a local educational shop for $1.20. I also got some free from my doctor but got them after I bought mine. The shirt was purchased from Goodwill for $4. And the grommets which I'll use later were $4. So for about $10, I have a Halloween costume.
First thing to do is determine the length and width of the apron. I cut mine 13 by 20. I knew I could shorten if it was too long, and it was.
I first hemmed the sides. NOTE: Doubled sided sticky tape helped to keep the hem down long enough to stitch.
Then I folded over a generous 2" hem at the top.
I grabbed my test tubes and lined them up with the bottom of that line. I also placed my syringe. I needed to also determine how wide to cut my strips.
Again, these are just rough cuts and no real logic on how wide. I just eyeballed it. I think they wound up being 6" x 7". This piece has already been folded.
Next, lay the strip over the test tube once more and mark the second stitch line.
Trim off the excess.
Do the same with the syringe. I put mine a bit higher, but put it wherever you want.
I made an extra flat loop for his flashlight. And that part is finished.
Then I made the neck and waist strap. Take the long strip now (that I cut about 4" wide), and fold it in half. Stitch down both sides.
I decided to use Velcro for the other side for ease of getting on/off. I measured it again and chalked where it needed to be.
Here it is attached.
The last thing to do is hem. I really needed mine shorter and will probably go back and adjust. And that's it.
You now have a super cool mad scientist apron. Have fun filling it with all sorts of evil items. :) Thinking we might put some oozie stuff in the test tubes. LOL
I hope this helps someone!