Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Guest Post: Tie Onesie



I am really excited for this guest post. I adore Meagan from Life Simplified. We became good friends when we worked together and I've missed her since she moved away. Boo! But now that she's a stay-at-home mom, she does the coolest crafts and projects. And all the stuff she does is way cute and pretty simple. She has graciously shared this tutorial with us. And in the future, I may even have a give away from her darling etsy line MeaganMakes.

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I have seen cute little boy onesies that have ties sewn on them and I have thought over and over about how cute they are. Well I finally did it and it is surprisingly simple! All you need to know sewing-wise is how to sew a (relatively) straight line, and you can match your boy's onesie to your family's outfits for family pictures, or just have a cute tie for church, parties, etc.

Materials:
  • Onesie
  • Fabric for Tie
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • iron
  • straight pins
1. Cut out tie.


I have never sewed with a pattern, I'm just weird that way, I eye-ball most of the things I make, along with a rough guide. That being said feel free to find a toddler's tie or something to go off of. First I cut a rectangle and placed it on the onesie to find out how long I wanted it (be sure and remember to leave allowance for a seam, I did about a half inch). Then I folded the rectangle in half, hot dog style, and cut the shape of the tie out. (Folding it in half keeps the tie symmetrical.)


2. Iron seams
 

When working with small things it is easiest to iron the seam down so you don't have to worry about it unfolding and having to rip and restitch.

3. Pin tie to onesie


It is a really good idea to pin the tie so you don't end up with a cute but crooked tie.

4. Sew


This can be really tricky, especially if you are doing a small onesie. You will probably need to take the storage compartment off your sewing machine so you can move the onesie around in a smaller space (like you would hemming pants). It is easy to accidentally sew the front of the onesie to the back, so take your time, it's worth it.

5. Try it on!



It's finished! I hope that you had a great time making a cute onesie AND that you brag to all your friends that you made this adorable outfit!

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Thanks for sharing, Meagan. Oooh, I wish I had a little boy to make this for. :)


1 comment:

Meagan said...

Aha, you can disregard my "Christmas Pictures" and "Christmas Party" references. :) And substitute family pictures and activities. :)

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