Hi all, I’m Emily from Home Made Lovely and am really excited to be here today sharing one of my favorite baby projects, appliqued onesies, while Natalie is soaking up time with baby Hollis and family.
I’m far from the first person to think of appliqueing a onesie, but I just love the effect and the endless possibilities to be creative with the design and fabric. Plus it is just so easy which is exactly the kind of project I was looking for after my daughter was born.
Here’s what you’ll need:
A onesie or t-shirt
Fusible Interfacing such as Heat ‘n Bond
A simple design
To start trace or draw your design onto a piece of paper and cut it out. I made a simple robot and rocket ship. Then cut a piece of fusible interfacing big enough for your design and iron it on to the wrong side of your fabric.
Trace your design onto the interfacing. Remember that this is the wrong side of the fabric so your image will be mirrored when you see the right side.
Cut out your designs and peel the back off of the interfacing (this is seriously the hardest part of the whole thing for me… apparently I have some fat fingers!) Position your pieces onto the onesie or shirt. Once you iron them down you won’t be able to move them so make sure they are right where you want them. I layered fabrics on both the rocket ship and robot designs, but ironed them down all at the same time to make sure they were positioned correctly.
Now simple run a hot-dry iron over your design and it will fuse to the onesie or shirt.
Finally sew around the edge of your design. You could use any stitch, but I chose just a straight stitch. I also added some buttons for the robot’s eyes. Make sure not to sew through both layers of the onesie or shirt.
And there you have your final product, a super cute and custom shirt for a little one. These two onesies are going to my nephew who is due to arrive in September.
I hope you enjoyed my favorite baby project and thanks to Natalie for inviting me to share it with you.