Sunday, September 19, 2010

Graphic Onesies : Tutorial

Have you ever thought to yourself, "I could make that!" and then you try, and it's really not as good as you expected it to be?

I did that around this time last year with a necktie onesie for my sister in law. I free-handed a little pattern in the shape of a necktie and just sewed it right on there. It was cute, but not nearly as cute/perfect/professional as the one I recently found on Crap I've Made (which I really found via Big Sis Lil Sis -- thank you Erica!)

So when I needed a quick baby shower gift for one of the girls in my small group, Esther, I gave the ole necktie onesie another shot. And also tried the cute rocket graphic from Crap I've Made.

Here is a quick run down of how it's done:

Get a scrap of fabric you like, you don't need much. I used this black & gray paisley.

Iron a piece of Wonder Under to the scrap.

Peel the paper off and trace the pattern onto the fabric.

Cut your pieces out.

Place the knot onto your onesie, making sure its centered.

Slip the tail of the tie under the knot and iron in place.

Wonder Under is supposed to keep the fabric in place, even through washings, but I like the look of a little topstitch all the way around.

For the matching burp cloth, measure your trifold cloth diaper (mine was about 14 inches wide). Cut a strip of fabric 15x5. Tuck under 1/2 inch on each side and pin in place. Topstitch around all 4 sides. Repeat for the other end.

I recommend using white bobbin thread so the stitches are less noticeable on the underside.

There you have it! A matching onesie / burp cloth set.

Package up with a little gift card and you have the perfect shower gift!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the link ;) Love those fabric choices :) I have so many baby BOY gifts to make, so I will be doing a lot of these and trying the cute rocket one too!!