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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Appliqued Onesies:.

I have seen appliqued onesies all over the web, and after using Heat and Bond to make Reece's trick or treat bag, I decided that I was going to have a relationship with it and give the onesies a try! I had a few baby showers last weekend, so I wanted to do something creative for all of them!

What you need:

- onesies
- heat and bond
- fabric
- iron

The first thing you want to do is iron a piece of heat and bond on to a piece of your fabric. Remember to put the paper side up as you iron it on to the wrong side of the fabric.

Let it cool.

Then you need to trace your pattern on to the paper backing of the heat and bond. I found this great tie pattern over at Crap I've Made.

Next you'll want to cut out your pattern.

Position the pattern how you would like it on your onesie. Peel off the paper backing, place it on the onesie, and iron it down.

You can see that I left a little piece un-ironed on the top part of the tie. This was the suggestion over at Crap I've Made so that you can tuck the larger piece under the top piece.

Place the bottom part under, and iron away. I went over mine quite a bit to make sure it was really down, especially since I don't sew and wouldn't be stitching it down!

Done! Isn't it so super cute? Supposedly you can wash heat and bond on a delicate cycle in the washing machine. I'm not sure that I would risk it - I would maybe just hand wash!

I also needed to do a couple of girlie onesies for some of the showers (can you believe I had three on one day!) I saw the idea somewhere to make little necklaces on the onesies. I think it is just the cutest idea ever, but I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it. If it was your idea, please let me know so I can credit you!

I traced the lid of the bottle of Reece's teething tablets to get the size of circle I wanted.

You do the same thing that you did with the tie to adhere it to the onesie! I experimented with different distances between the 'pearls.'

For the tie onesie, I just put it with some other boy/baby basics for the shower gift. (I need to learn some more baby boy projects!)

For the necklace onesies, I paired them up with some sets from my etsy shop. I think they turned out absolutely adorable!

You could have a lot of fun with this, just putting different shapes on the fronts of the onesies if you didn't want to always do a tie or necklace. Get out your iron and get bonding!


  1. Those are so cute!!!! Not sure if you were thinking of this post or not, but it's one of my FAVORITES using paint instead of material to make the necklaces. Can't wait to try it myself! :) http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2009/09/painted-jeweled-onesie.html

  2. Love the necklace idea. So fun and girly!

    --Jess @ floralshowers.com

  3. How adorable! I've been wanting to try these for forever...love the necklace idea too!

  4. Those are so stinkin cute!!! Love them!!!

  5. VEry Cute. Stephanie over at One Crafty Hunter made the necklace one last week too.

  6. In my experience, unless you want to do a zig zag around the fabric you really shouldn't wash it. If you have to, make sure it's inside out and on your delicate cycle and definitely don't put it in the dryer, otherwise the edges peel! And make sure you wash and dry your onesies first.

  7. I was searching for safe necklaces for tiny kids and this is it! Super idea with the round appliques. Will definitely feature in a future post so others can come visit.

  8. I have seen appliqued onesies all over the web, and after using Heat and Bond to make Reece's ... eonesie.blogspot.com


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