Thursday, August 23, 2012

Altered Onesie Set

I finished these oneses over the weekend, but I haven't had a chance to share them with you, until today.  This project was fun and relatively easy.  And since it involves sewing, easy is about my speed {smile}.  

I went to a large discount store and purchased a package of plain white onesies.  Then I went to a large fabric store and picked up some remnant fabric (a super good price).  And set out to make these cute little onesies for my newest grand baby.
I took basic shapes of animals.  Nothing too fancy, or fussy.  I ironed some fabric adhesive to the wrong side of the fabric.  I then cut-out the basic animal shapes.  I placed the shapes where I wanted them on the front of the onesies, and ironed them into place.   I then used my sewing machine to sew a basic stitch around the shape.  Basically outlining the animal.  I did a few hand-stitching of the initial 'L', due to its tiny size.  I also hand-stitched a button onto the animal in place of an eye.  For the bird and the elephant, I do have two pieces of fabric.  But both pieces are sewn on.  I did the main body first, and then sewn on the wing/ear.
The only thing I would do differently, is on the elephant, I would give her trunk an upward turn.  Because without it, it almost makes the elephant look like an ant eater.  Also, if you have some felted wool, maybe use that for the wing/ear and don't stitch all the way around that shape.  So that the wing/ear has some play.  
Thank you for looking!  Hope this week is a good one for you!

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