Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Scout Camp + Mom in Survival Mode = Sewing Frenzie (Day 2 - includes tutorial)

My amazing friend, Keri, is scheduled to have her 4th baby TODAY so here are some little goodies I made for her last week:


"4" - because he's the 4th!


"E" - No, it's not for Ed (from the Bachelorette) it's for Evans!



So, here is a quick "How-To" if you're interested:

First, get yourself some Heat 'n Bond, some fabric, thread and some onesies. I got a package of 5 onesies at Wal-Mart for $8-something.
Trace the image onto the paper side of the Heat 'n Bond. Note: If your image is not symmetrical (like an "E" or a "4") then you will need to create a reversed image. To do this in Microsoft word, click on "Insert" at the top of the page, then click on "Picture", then click on "Word Art", then select a word art style, enter and edit the text you want and click on o.k. when you're finished. Your text will show up on the page. Next, click on the "Draw" button in the bottom-left corner of the screen, then click on "rotate or flip" and then click on "flip horizontal". Now you should have a reversed image.


After you trace the image onto the paper-side of the Heat 'n Bond, iron it onto the wrong-side of your fabric.


Then, cut out the image on the traced lines. Peel off the Heat 'n Bond paper and there should be the sticky dots from the Heat 'n Bond on the wrong-side of the fabric. Now you can iron the fabric image (with right-side up) onto your onesie.


You're just about done now. You just need to stitch around the edges. I used a small zig-zag stitch with my sewing machine, but you could do whatever kind of stitch you prefer. Use whatever color thread you want to jazz it up and you're done.

Here is one last one I made. Congratulations Keri! Can't wait to see the little guy!


Now, does anyone have any ideas on how to wrap these babies up?

3 comments:

Dottie said...

Very cute!! What a cute name too...do you like Ed? I've only caught a few episodes, he is a cutie. I love gifts in the cute chinese take-out boxes, but there might be too many of these little onesies to fit in a box.

Jeannie said...

Super cute Ambs! I like things wrapped simply by tying with ribbon and a tag. You could fold them all and put them in a neat stack with the embroidered pictures showing and then tie them off with some wide coordinating ribbon. Then tie a tag to the ribbon with a thin silver cord. It could look like a stack of fat quilting quarters or something. :) Jeans

christyephillips said...

Too cute, I can't believe how many things you come up with! Love it, can't wait to see what else is to come.