And I sorta figured she should get the treat of receiving these in the mail before I spilled the beans on the blog. Jodee is one of the ten of you who actually read this blog on a regular basis, so don't catch me ruining her surprise :) So over the next few weeks, I'll be unveiling how I made some of the custom onesies and other handmade gifts that have finally made their way into Sawyer's wardrobe and nursery.
Admittedly, the onesies were WAY too much fun to make (cuteness overload). A bonus was that this project helped me get in a lot of practice with the various features on my new silhouette portrait, and I've grown a lot more comfortable and confident in working with the machine.
This first state-silhouette onesie that I'm sharing is made using the Silhouette Fabric Interfacing material. This stuff is too cool! Basically you can take any piece of fabric you have laying around (I have quite a variety in my stash thanks to my own crafting habit, and collecting fabrics from my quilter momma) and iron it directly onto the fabric interfacing material. The silhouette then cuts your desired shape, and you iron the shape onto the shirt/onesie. I chose a silhouette of the state of Iowa, where they live.
After ironing on the Iowa silhouette, I hand stitched around the border- this ensures the onesie can be washed without fraying or the design coming completely off the onesie. I added the heart last. It's glittered red felt. and is placed over their hometown. I hope it will be a special onesie for their family and maybe even worn by any future kiddos.
The fabric for the Iowa state silhouette is actually an old mens dress shirt. I love the way it turned out, very boyish and handsome! It would look really great with a cute amy butler pattern if you were making this onesie for a little girl.
What have you been crafting lately?