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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Rhinestone Button Onesie:.

As I told you all yesterday, I got to play with the Silhouette rhinestone bundle. We are a very girly house, so lots of bling only seems appropriate, right?

These rhinestone button onesies are super easy to make, and I love how it looks with the baby legs!

Here's what you need:

- onesie
- Silhouette rhinestone materials
- pinking shears
- knit fabric
- Silhouette sewable fabric interfacing
- iron

I started off by cutting a small piece of knit fabric. Since the onesie is striped, I didn't want the buttons to get lost in the pattern, so I made a little tuxedo front.

I used the fabric interfacing and ironed it down on to the onesie. I should have sewn it down here, since I'll be ironing more with the rhinestones and it kind of pulled it back up! Learn from me!

Next you'll be needing a rhinestone graphic from the Silhouette store or the CD that comes with the bundle. These buttons were in the weekly clearance shapes last week!

DO NOT re-size the graphics!

Then I loaded the rhinestone template material sheet directly into Lucy - no mat required! You'll be using your pink cap on the blade.

Cut out the piece with your design on it and remove the green part of the template. Silhouette recommends to do this quickly.

Adhere the template to the rhinestone backing board.

Brush rhinestones on to the design. The pick me up tool was especially helpful for this when I couldn't get them to brush in. In my opinion, the only way the brush works, is when your rhinestones are significantly smaller than the holes you are brushing them into.

This is what it looks like now!

Then it was time to cut a piece of transfer tape to apply over the rhinestones.

Here's what it looks like when you remove the transfer tape from the backing board.

Put the transfer tape with your rhinestones where you want them.

Put a cloth over your rhinestones, and iron them down using the wool heat setting.

Lift up your transfer tape. If the rhinestones are still attached to the transfer tape, put them back down and iron again until they stay down.

Turn your onesie inside out and apply the cloth and iron again. This draws the adhesive into the fabric even more.

Then put it on the cutest little lady you can find and you are set!

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  1. I'm a new follower and also have a Silhouette, I'm hoping to learn something from you about using it, it looks like you have some wonderful creations using it:)

  2. This is so fun Sumo!! I love the little rhinestone buttons! How cute is she in it too!! :)

  3. The onesie is pretty cute, but that girl is adorable!! Love her little smile, take care Summer!


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