The onesie tutorial aired yesterday. I had some technical difficulties getting this posted last night, but typepad seems to be working ok today so here you go...
What you'll need:
- Onesie applique templates - Download Onesie_template
- A cotton onesie in any size or a bib
- small amount of cotton fabric
- Fusible Webbing - Heat -N- Bond or Wonder Under
- Embroidery Floss
Print out the onesie template and trace the design on the paper side of the fusible webbing. If the Onesie is bigger than 12 months you may want to scale the templates up a little, but you don't have to.
Place the template pieces shiny side down (paper side up) on the back side of your fabric.
Now, Iron the pieces onto the onesie. I usually put a 4 inch wide piece of paper inside the onesie just in case any glue sinks into the fabric. Also this covers up the gerber "tag" image on the neck that you don't want to melt with your iron.
Now that your appliques are adhered to the onesie, you must sew around the fabric so they don't come off. You can use a sewing machine on a tight zig-zag stitch and sew around the fabric. Or use embroidery floss like I did and do a backstitch along the edge of the fabric applique.
If you don't know how to do the backstitch, you can check out my friend Amy's, awesome tutorial!
And there you have it a great inexpensive present for the new babe in your life. Sorry there's not a pic of the finished elephant. I already gave it to my new niece, Olive :)