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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Butterfly Wing Onesie:.

My mom and I were at this awesome fabric store here in Utah, Material Girls, and we saw a picture on a pattern book for a onesie with wings on it. We thought that we could probably figure out how to do that without buying an entire pattern book.

Here's what you need:

- onesie (or a t-shirt would work too, for older kids)
- fabric
- interfacing
- iron
- sewing machine/accessories

The first thing I did was a Google image search for butterfly wing outlines. I picked out the one that I liked and printed it. Then I used it to freehand the wing a bit bigger.

Next I traced it onto a folded piece of paper so that I could give myself a little bit of a body to attach it to the onesie.

Then pin it onto your fabric (I doubled mine up) and cut it out. This will give you double fabric of the entire wing set.

Next pin the pattern to your interfacing and cut it out. After you've cut it out, trim around it again, going in about a quarter inch.

Iron on the interfacing to the wrong side of one of your pieces of fabric.

Pin both wrong sides together, and do a quarter inch hem around the edges.

I then frayed my edges to mess them up a little bit.

All that's left is to sew the wings on to your onesie! Don't look too closely at mine - I had a little mishap so it's a little crooked!

Now put them on the cutest baby body you can find and you've got yourself a photo op!

This onesie is size 0-3 months. I think next time I would do a smaller set of wings for that small of a onesie so that they would stay up on their own better when the baby is lying on their tummy. The bigger size of wings, like I used here, is good for babies that are sitting up, because then the wings will naturally stay out like they are in the picture that I am holding the onesie up.


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  1. Oh my that is too cute for words! I love it!

  2. That turned out really cute! I just bought a package of onesies to embellish and this will go on my list! Thanks!

  3. This has to be the cutest idea EVER! :)

  4. Just adoreable. If I ever have a girl I'm so gonna have to make one. I LOVE it!

  5. Holy cow! I never would have thought of this, but I think it is so adorable!!!! Love it!

  6. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tonight!

  7. absolutely adorable! so sweet and charming! very well done!

  8. I bet my photographer friend would like one of these for photo sessions! ;)

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

  9. Now that is just too cute! :)

  10. So adorable!! And perfect for cute little pictures! I have a weekly blog party especially for people to show of things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you're interested!

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  12. Oh my gosh, I love these!! Wish I had a little girl, but I bet I could get my boys to wear them if I really wanted to ;D
    Scraps N' Strings

  13. So sweet!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  14. That is so adorable and totally different than anything I've seen! Soo cute!

  15. How cute! I love it. I love fingering out how to make things without the pattern.

  16. This is too sweet! If our baby-on-the-way turns out to be a girl, I am definitely making this for her first photo shoot!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  17. This is super cute!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  18. Very cute! Thank you for sharing it on Modern Craftswoman Monday. I really appreciate the link back. Have a nice evening. Rory

  19. What a cute idea thank you for sharing!

  20. great idea! I hope to try this sometime.

  21. i have a gymboree shirt I bought for my duaghter with the same wings- this is a much cheaper alternative-THANKS!!

    one question- did you use heavy weight interfacing so they would stand?

  22. This is just so sweet! It makes me wish I had a girl so I could make more adorable things like this!!! Thanks for linking up to Baby Week at Oopsey Daisy!



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