So the tutorial I am using is from Crap I've Made. Char is amazing and very humorous. I love reading her sight and learning from her. here are a few of the awesome tutorials she offers.
stinken cute bum. I love it. To follow her tutorial go here. I did things a little differently and I came up with this.
serger nor do I own pinking shears so I kinda mixed the techniques together. FYI if I had pinking shears that is without a doubt the method I would have used. So simple and wonderful.
I started by basically "hemming" my material all the way around. I folded a small fold on all sides and ironed.
I than sewed my folds down as close to the center as I could. Than right done the middle I did a baste stitch so I could pull it into a ruffle.
Than I followed her directions to put it on.
1- Don't think you can eyeball it and skip drawing the lines. This will only lead to you having to unpick it a million times. (Not that I did that cough cough.)
2- Baste your ruffle on first!. This way if there are any puckers in the onsie or you make some other mistake it is easier to fix.
3- Be sure to look inside the onsie before you do your final stitching.
4- The more pins you use pinning it on the better :)
The first onsie I sewed took my something like 2 hrs, but that's because I didn't follow those useful tips I just shared with you. The next one only took 45ish min.
I bought a 5 pack of onsies from carters and I bought my material from a local quilt shop. (There aren't any other fabric stores besides that in this small town. Besides I like the quality of quilting fabric better.) With this, the total cost of each onsie was around $3.50 (This includes the cute little fabric flowers I made as well.) And they were totally worth it.
Here are some of the other ones I did.
I think they are so cute! This is really hard for me because I like them so much but.... I have decided to give one of them away. Lucky you!!! FYI they are 3-6month in size.
How to enter:
1- Leave a comment
2- Did you see my cute new button? Well post it on your blog and leave a comment telling me so.
3- Become a follower.
4- Tell people about me. Every time I see you name in a comment you will be entered again.
The dead line to enter is Wednesday the 26th at midnight and I will announce the winner Thursday the 27th in the morning.
I you don't win but you just gotta have one and you don't want to make one I will be selling some at my etsy store. (There is a link to my etsy store over to the right, go ahead and visit it) I will have them up after the drawing.