Sooooooooo, in my office they sat……waiting for another opportunity, but alas, none came (you know who you are :)
I hope she doesn’t read this before I can give them to her in the next few days, but I had nothing else to post tonight. So if you do Kristen, act surprised when you see them :)
In a way it was good that I still have them….because I just decided to add the little butt appliques today.
I want to make sure to credit Ashlee for her awesome applique tute here that showed me how easy it is to sew an awesomely cute applique on a onesie! Although, I did mine a tiny bit different (I’m always the rebel).
Here’s how I did it:
- Onesie (duh)
- Some adorable fabric – you don’t need much, so here’s a chance to use up some scraps
- Double sided fusible interfacing (iron on) and single sided fusible interfacing (iron on)
- Matching thread (double duh)
- Sewing machine (ok, I’ll stop now :)
- Pattern or Cricut
So, please excuse some of the dark pictures….these were taken before I decided to re-learn about my camera and take better ones.
Also, I must include this disclamer with any sewing project I post: I am not a professional seamstress, nor do think I will ever be :) I probably will get some of the terms wrong….so please, those of you who are better at sewing than me, let me know if I mess it up in any way so I can fix it and not look like a total dork.
Now, back to our post.
First thing you need to do it wash your onesie and the fabric to get any sizing off them.
Then, using a cereal box or the cardboard that is the cover from your packs of scrapbook paper, cut a piece to fit inside the onsie. This will prevent you from fusing the front and back of the onsie together (been there).
Next, you can cut the fabric with your cricut by sticking the paper side to the mat and setting the Cricut to max pressure and the blade to “6” depth (no need to use the deep blade here). If the paper doesn’t want to stay on the fabric…..it’s ok to take it off and still cut it with the Cricut.
If you don’t have a Cricut….you can print off a template from your computer and trace it out backwards onto the paper side of the fabric and then cut it out with scissors.
Then, stitch around the applique. You can just leave it without, but (A) It looks waaaaayyyyyy cuter with the stitching and (B) You can be sure the applique will stay on and (C) The edges will fray a tiny bit after a few washings and will give it a shabby chic look.
You may have to work your sewing machine by hand for the more intricate parts of the applique, but it’s worth it! Although, the letters took me forever to stitch, so I don’t know if I’ll do that one again :)
Now, repeat this process for the little applique on the bum (it’s so cute!)
K, so you just take your single-sided interfacing and cut it to size and then (following the directions on the package) iron it onto the inside of the onesie, over the applique.
Have Fun! And remember to send me any pics of your cute onesies!