Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wonderful onesies

I was given several solid white onesies from a sweet friend of mine and we had talked about how fun it would be to decorate them sometime.

For me, time is running out.  Another friend showed me this fun craft around Christmas for decorating notebooks with scraps of paper and a sewing machine.

It got me thinking.

Why not use some fun fabric fat quarters to brighten up these onesies?

Just by luck, a local fabric store put all their fat quarters on sale in mid-January.  I plunged in with some specific colors and patterns in mind...all for baby girl.  When I got home I gathered all my fabrics and notions and got them organized.

Since I still had my friend's sewing machine for another couple days, I scurried around to get all my patterns cut-out and pinned.  Then I sat down to sew.  And pin.  And sew...

For some things I'm a fan of frayed edges.  It adds some character.  For baby, pulling threads could be a nightmare.  Still, since she will only fit in to these for a couple months, I didn't really have the time to hassle with extra seams and such.  Instead, I used Fray-Check, a clear liquid that seals in edges and is washable and dry-cleanable.

Here are the end products:

I like the variety of colors here.  Yes, pinks are cool for baby girls, but I also want to introduce her to the rest of the rainbow of colors out there, too.  And that's all folks.  Do you have any fun baby-friendly crafts to share?  I'm all ears! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love this, you are very talented. They are so nice and the owl is very creative too! I enjoyed reading this, thanks for sharing!