Mar 15, 2011

Sweet Pineapple Onesie

I wanted to create a appliqued onesie design that I could share with all my readers.  I don't remember how this design came to be but I remember I got the idea randomly while doing something else.  It turned out exactly as I envisioned it.  Here is a tutorial on how to make it and I have included the pattern at the bottom.
To make this onesie you will need:
-Pineapple pattern and word "sweet"
-Heat N Bond (I have hated this stuff for years and only recently realized it is because I have been using the "no sew" kind-as in "don't sew on this kind."  I switched to the light weight version, that is sewable and fell in love completely...just sayin).
-Fabric in colors of choice.  I prefer to use knit fabric (like from an old t-shirt) for the words because the edges won't fray.
1. Begin by tracing your pattern on your heat n bond. 
2.  Cut the pattern pieces out leaving an edge all around the pattern.  Iron the pattern to the wrong side of your fabrics then cut again this time on the actual line of the pattern.

3.  Trace the letters for your word.  I am going to just tell the whole world that I do this wrong every time.  I always forget that you need to turn your letter pattern upside down and copy the letters backwards.  Maybe you will remember and do it right the first time, if not you are like me and have to do it all over again.
4.  Iron the word piece to the back of your fabric.  Cut out the letters on the line.
5.  Sew the details on your pineapple.  To do this I sewed diagonal lines in one direction then turned my pineapple piece 90 degrees and sewed in the other direction. NOTE: I peeled the paper backing off the pineapple piece before I sewed the details.
6.  Remove the paper backing on all your pieces and place the top and the bottom of the pineapple where you want it, then press with a hot iron.  Now take it to your sewing machine and stitch down the top of the pineapple and all around the bottom. 
7.  Now add the letters where you want them.  Iron in place.
8.  Stitch down each letter with a straight stitch.  I don't mind if mine look a little messy because I think it gives it character.
That's it.  Easy, sweet and cute.  Happy Sewing.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I'm going to have to make one.


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