They make great gifts and are simple enough to make. Here's what you need:
- blank onesie
- iron-on tear-away stabilizer
- fusible transfer paper (like Wonder Under) and pressing cloth
- scrap fabric
- computer print-out of initials (I used the font Georgia and increased the size)
- sewing machine
1 - First, iron the fusible transfer web to the wrong side of your scrap fabrics following the directions on the package. You are preparing your scrap fabrics to eventually be ironed/fused to your onesie.
I used Wonder Under that I purchased at Hancock's - it's sold by the yard, so you just have to ask a sales person to cut it for you. I used less than 1/8 of a yard for this project.
2 - Next, trace the reverse image of each initial with a sharpie onto the paper-side of your scrap fabric (now lined with Wonder Under) and cut out each initial.
3 - Iron your stabilizer onto the inside of the onesie where you plan to put the initials. The stabilizer is necessary since you are sewing onto a knit fabric - it keeps your stiches from puckering. Hancock's also sells this. This package was about $3 and I only used a small portion of it.
4 - Take the initials you just cut out and position them on the chest of your onesie. Make sure there is plenty of stabilizer on the reverse-side of the onesie.
5 - Peel off the paper backing on each initial left over from the Wonder Under. Reposition initials on onesie and set with iron following directions on Wonder Under package.
6 - Using your sewing machine, stitch around each initial remembering to backstitch at the beginning and end of each initial. This could also be done using a needle and thread if you don't have a sewing machine.
7 - Inside out onesie and tear away stabilizer on inside. Trim all of your threads.
And here's the finished project - This one is for a sweet friend of mine who just had a little boy named Jackson.
And my model is sleeping upstairs, otherwise, I'd include a picture here of him wearing his new onesie. I'll try to capture one of him later this week.