Sunday, July 25, 2010

Applique tie onesies

I have been seeing these applique tie onesies everywhere and think that they are so cute!

I decided to try my hand at them, so I drew up a pattern and cut it out of the cardboard back of an empty notebook. I used cardboard because I knew I would be using it over and over again. I made mine shorter than the ones I have seen because I wanted the whole tie to be visible when there are pants on with the onesie.

Once I made my first one I was hooked! I wanted to add a tie to every onesie in my son's closet. I was able to refrain myself, though that may just be due to the late hour and the exhaustion that finally sent me to bed around 2 am.

Whoops! Time flies when I'm being crafty:)

I didn't take any pictures of the process because, again, if it sucked I didn't want proof. Now I wish I had taken some. If for nothing else than to show you my 1 am goofs of wondering why oh why the tie wasn't adhering to the garment, only to realize that I forgot to remove the paper backing from the Heat 'N' Bond! It would have been okay if I did that just once, but nope: 4 times! Yep, I am that cool. *Sigh*

This is my first one and the stitching is a little bit, uh, everywhere, but I still think it came out alright.

This is my second one and I love the way the stripes are diagonal on the tie and vertical on the "knot". This is my favorite one. I got the hang of it after the first one(other than the darn Heat N Bond paper) and was able to have some fun with this one.

I did this one next. I found this camo fabric and just had to do something with it. I was worried it would be too dark, but it came out pretty sweet looking.

I love the way they turned out and can't wait to see my sweet boy crawling around in them.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

OH my GOSH! You are a natural seamstress! I LOVE THEM! Okay, if I have another boy next time, you can make me one of those. The top one is my favorite. ;)

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