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Monday, June 23, 2008

Unique Baby Onesies

If you all haven't noticed, I have been kind of getting into embroidery. Ever since I made those old fashion dish towels I have been trying to find more and more things I can stitch... and apparently, since my husband isn't up for me stitching hearts on his underwear, I have had to find other items to spruce up.

So, since I am always looking for new baby items to make, gifts I can give away, and looking for new embroidery projects.... I figured, "Hey! Why not mix all three?". So, I have gone and made myself some sweet applique baby onesies. They are super cute for your kids, wonderful gifts to give to new mommies, and a fun easy project. All you need is....

Baby onesies
Several different fabric patterns
Heat N Bond Fusible Fabric 'light weight'(They will have this behind the counter at Joanne's)
Pins
Needle
Embroidery thread
Embroidery hoop
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First, find a template or draw a character that you want to sew on, I chose to draw a sheep. Once drawn, cut out the image so you can use it as your pattern. Make sure to cut out all layers; like for my sheep I needed to cut out the body, plus the legs and face. You may draw two copies of your image if that helps.

Now that you have an idea of how big the character will be, lay it out on the fabric and the Heat N Bond to get an idea of how much you will be needing. Cut out an area from the fabric and Heat N Bond that will be enough for the sheep/item. Now, follow the Heat N Bond instructions and iron the fabric and Bond together, leaving the plastic peeling layer on the back.

Once it is cooled and the fabric/bond are sealed together, you can cut out your pattern. When they are all cut out, place them where you would like them on the onesie. When you are satisfied, peel the plastic covers off the back of the Heat N Bond and stick them to the onesie. Now that everything is in place, follow the instructions on the Heat N Bond and iron the whole image onto the onesie. Now you have your character completely sealed to the shirt.

This is where you take your hoop and start to stitch around the sheep to give it a nice applique look. I used a different color thread for the body than I did with the head and legs, to help give it more color. I use a simple up and down stitch for the edging and when you are done with that... you are finished. Now you have your self a pretty darn cute, one of a kind onesie!

P.S. I am also making matching booties with the left over fabric, if you would like that also, you can find the template and pattern for those here.

36 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really cool that you know how to make all that stuff. A friend of mine handmade blankets and burprags for one of our mutual friends who was having twins. She was so thankful for those gifts. It really shows that a lot of time and love were put into them.

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  2. Wow - those are amazing - so simple and so cute. I am pretty crafty but really suck at sewing . . . anything. You should sell those on etsy or something, they're adorable. I'll have to stick to knitting my baby blankets as gifts and just buy the cute onesies :-)

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  3. Those are so cute! Oh why, oh why can't I sew????

    I love your new pics on your sidebar. So sweet!!!

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  4. I love this idea. It's something I've always wanted to try, but wasn't quite sure where to start. Thanks!

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  5. Those are adorable! You are so talented.

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  6. What a neat idea!! I really wish I had the time and patience to do this. I am very jealous of all your creative skills!

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  7. I used to LOVE to make things like that! I was even on a design team on eBay. I miss it!

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  8. These are very cute. My standard baby gift is cross-stitched bibs, so now that's what people expect! But I may try these sometime.

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  9. Super cute idea. I made little aprons and stitched around the name on the pocket, kind of like how you did on the onsie. Now i will need to try that idea,also great gift idea.

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  10. This is a great idea - I had never thought of it but I think I might have to try it - maybe for Christmas... with white shirts for all my nieces, nephews and my daughter...

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  11. WOW, again comment envy...try writing about something extremely ridiculous that you know no one could possibly care about and see how many people comment, i am sure you would still have a few "oh, that is great!" haha

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  12. That is so cute! You have quite a talent. I'm quite convinced that I would sew my eyelids shut out of sheer frustration if I attempted something like that...
    But I was thinking, maybe you could sell them. That way, you can make millions and I? Can totally take credit for the work.

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  13. That is amazing. If only I could sew.

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  14. those are so cute! Someone did one of those for my babyshower, they are too cute. One of these days Ill get more crafty. I have not scrapbooked the last year of my sons life.... Im bad. Anyway, I have been good. After I left your house I shortly went out on my own, which was really hard and trying but it was good to be away from my parents. Our relationship is still very rocky and most the time we dont have anything to do with them. They are no longer active, in fact I am the only one out of my whole family who still is and so that really makes it harder. I met my husband he is a convert and his family was not supportive so we left alaska, moved to Alabama started trying for kids, and decided to join the military... so thats where we are now, one kid here one on the way and living in las vegas with the Air Force. other then hating the heat and wanting to get this baby out, I am doing VERY well. Life is more then I ever could have expected. So how about you? what have you been doing all these years? how are your parents? They are still my shining example of what parents and couples should be like.... I love them! They really had a major influence on who I am today. For that I am eternally greatful to your family as a whole.... so enough cheesiness... really tell me how you have been. :O)

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  15. I am so clueless at this sort of stuff that I'm half tempted to let you embroider my undies... I wouldn't mind cute undies!

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  16. Where in the world did you come up with such a cute idea?!? I love the onesies! They would make such adorable presents...almost too cute to use!

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  17. so cute. I wish I had time. Time time time, where does it go?

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  18. These are so cute! I do not know the fist thing about embroidering or sewing. After seeing these I wish I did.

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  19. Those are some cute patterns.And very easy to make.I usually knit blankets for the new mommies.This one will be a perfect gift.Shall give it a try soon.Profile pic. is cute.

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  20. I'm trying to get crafty in my old age. I just started knitting, and want to start sewing, and now you have me wanting to do this, too! It's the most perfect baby gift ever.

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  21. anglophilefootballfanatic.comJune 24, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Ah, see, this is where I would pay you. Just personalize it? And, I'd be all yours.

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  22. Great idea! You make it seem so easy that I might even be able to do it without anyone getting hurt in the process!!!

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  23. Girl you are so super awesome. If I had another small child I'd have to move next to you so we can do all these fun arts and crafts.

    I think if you did stitch hearts on hubby's unmentionables, he wouldn't even notice. :-)

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  24. Ok, next time I get crafty... I think I'll try this one! Hum, you could do that with baby doll clothes too!

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  25. They are really cute! You are so crafty! Post pictures of the booties!

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  26. You are so clever. These are darling. I'd like to do some stitchwork again. I used to do a lot of crosstitch. So relaxing.

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  27. Your blog is so awesome! I am always looking for stuff to do to keep me occupied while Kinsey is napping.

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  28. These are so fun to make! I've made a few myself -- T-shirts too.

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  29. that's so funny...i just bought some fabric and some onesies to do the exact same thing but wasn't completely sure how to go about it! thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  30. How creative! You should sell them. :)

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  31. Hello! I was blog hopping and found you through Erica B.! I love your onesies! I love to embroider and craft too!! Your dishtowels are fabulous! There is a cool site that has pretty good deals on flour sack towels and vintage embroidery patterns. www.colonialpatterns.com It's a pretty good site. Thanks for sharing your cute crafts! -Piper
    www.3wises.blogspot.com

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