Hello! It’s Laura again, Sarah’s little sister. I loved showing you my nursery and meal planning calendar, so today I will be showing you a super simple sewing project that makes a fabulous baby shower gift: a tie onesie. Such a cute way to dapper up your little guy for a special event.
First, cut out a stencil on an index card that looks the right size for the onesie you are using. I made mine a little skinnier than others I have seen because, let’s face it, no one wants a fat tie these days. Right?
One thing is crucial to the success of this project – heat & bond. Have you used it before? It is amazing! Just follow the instructions – so simple. Iron it on to your fabric, peel off the paper, and voila! It is sticky and adheres with just the heat of an iron. Try some!!
Now the order that you do this is up to you, but I typically cut out a small rectangle of my fabric and a small rectangle of heat & bond and use my iron to fuse the fabric to the heat & bond first. Then I use the stencil I just made to trace a tie onto the pre-fused fabric. You could also cut one tie out of both things separately and fuse them after. It’s up to you but I am lazy and like to cut once. Here is my tie, all cut out and ready to go.
Now peel off the heat & bond so your tie is ready to iron on. Place it carefully and then iron that bad boy in place. Be careful because once it is stuck, there’s no moving it.
After the ironing, your tie will be stuck on pretty well, but it won’t last a few washes. You will need to stitch it down. I use a short stitch length and get as close to the edge as I can to make it look professional.
Ta da! That’s it. Easy peasy.
Now wrap it up cute . . .
And you have the easiest shower gift of all time. People will be so impressed. Don’t tell them how easy it is. 😉
I made one of these for my friend a few months ago. I think her son likes it, don’t you?
Look at this scrumptious butter ball. I want to eat him up. Nom nom nom.
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