Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Applique Tie Onesie Tutorial

For my son Travis' first birthday I decided that I was going to make him 
a onesie with a "1" on it and a new tie onesie.

Step 1: Prewash your fabric and onesie.

Step 2: Cut equal pieces of your fabric and Heat N Bond.

Note: If you want to keep your iron and ironing board clean, make sure that the Heat N Bond is slightly smaller than your fabric.

Step 3: Iron the wrong side of your fabric to the rough side of the Heat N Bond.

Step 4: Trace or freehand your applique pattern on the paper side of the Heat N Bond.

I knew that the tie was something I would make often,
so i made a cardboard template to use over and over again.

Note: If you are doing a number or letter, make sure that it is reversed so that you don't end up with a backward design. How do I know this? 
Uh, well, I am just really smart!

Step 5: Remove paper backing from Heat N Bond, place on onesie and iron to adhere.

Note: If you are a freak like me you can pull out a ruler and measure from all angles to make sure it is centered perfectly.

 Step 6: Hand or machine stitch the applique to the onesie.
I used a medium zigzag stitch on mine.
I love the way that it adds definition and texture.

Step 7: Put it on your child and enjoy the feeling of knowing that not only did you make the adorable kid, but also what he is wearing. *Sigh* Life is good!

I am linking up to these super fun blog parties:)


Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Thanks for the tutorial! They both look cute! Visiting from HofH :)

Kim @ craftyNHmom said...

SOO cute. I love the paisley fabric for the tie!
I have a Travis too! He's 2 1/2 tomorrow. Great job on both onesies!

Melissa said...

I got some of these for my little boy. I loved them! Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

This is e very good and simple tutorial!Ihave lots of onesies at home..definitely gonna try this!Thanks for sharing! =0)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

ADORABLE! Guess which one is my favorite??? Well, the PAISLEY on of course! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions.

AllieMakes! said...

They turned out TOO cute! Excellent job! You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie party!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Come by Thrilling Thursday on 10/14. I am going to feature your adorable link! Also, feel free to grab an "I Thrilled on Thrilling Thursday" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :)

Thanks for sharing your creative talent with me and my readers. Hope you stop by and join in the party again soon!!!


Megan Gunyan said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute little man! I love the onesies, they are adorable!!

Lana @ said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I was thinking of doing something like this for a baby gift for an upcoming shower.

Tony said...

I love them! they look fabulous!


Anne Maskell said...

Great job! They are adorable! I love the 'tie' fabric!

Ginger said...

These little things are so cute! I think this may be next on my to-do list! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

{K} said...

adorable!! i'm going to have to make one with a tie for my baby boy. love it!

Judy Whatilivefor said...

So cute! I actually just made a tie onesie last week for a baby shower and was shocked at how simple it is to make!

Thanks for sharing your cute onesies!

Emily - faliLV said...

SO cute! I just may have to try that!!
I am a new follower from the girl creative!
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