I went to a baby shower for a friend last week, and of course, wanted to give her something with more of a handmade feel. I got a package of baby onesies and used a piece of this fabric from Michael Miller that I’d been saving for just such an occasion.
To keep things quick and simple I used the pattern on the fabric instead of creating my own applique patterns. All you need is some fabric, iron-on interfacing, (I used Heat and Bond.) fabric scissors, and some coordinating thread. Iron on the Heat and Bond to the back of the material following the instructions on the package. Cut out around the shapes you’d like to use leaving about 1/8″ border around the images. Center them on your onesie, iron on, then stitch around the edges. Usually I’d do a zig-zag stitch, but this time I used a straight stitch so the edges would be a little frayed. I liked the tree in the print, but created my own. Just cut out some circles and the trunk, iron on, stitch, and you’re done! Voila:
A cute set of onesies for my friend!