Monday, February 27, 2012

Ready for Baby: A Welcome to the World Gift



Any day now, my best friend is going to have a baby. I have waited a super long time for this moment and I am looking forward to every moment of it.

This is my best friend that I have blogged about before. She always comes up with the perfect gifts for people and I think I rather lack in that department. Luckily for me, I had several months to come up with the perfect Welcome Baby gift! My best friend is not a pink kinda gal. She has opted to decorate her baby room in greens and reds. Maybe the hardest part of this project was picking out material that was more her and less me!

I have seen these onesie's before and really wanted to make them for her baby. I think my best friend will be all about tracking her babies growth. I thought these onesies would be the extra perfect way of helping her do that.

Supplies Needed:
Material - I got 1 yard of each color.
Heat and Bond (or Wonder Under) -again I got a yard.
12 Onesies in a variety of sizes. (I used three-Birth to Three months, three-Three to Six Months, three-Six to Nine Months, three-Nine Months to 12 months.)
Thread
Sewing Machine
Cricut Machine
Cricut Cartridge of Choice
Cutting Mat

The first step is deciding how big to make your circle and your numbers.  It might have been helpful to have the onesie's on hand to aid in this decision. But, I did not. We guessed.

The next step is to cut the material out. We used a Cricut. My friend Meeghan has cut fabric out with her Cricut once before so she served as my guide. We used a new cutting mat and a brand new blade. The trick here is to make sure neither the blade or the cutting mat have ever been used for anything other than fabric.

The next step is to pick out a cartridge that had a font you like. We used Birthday Bash and Boys Will Be Boys. 

Next you want to prepare the material by ironing the Heat and Bond to the back of the fabric you will be using.  We first attempted to leave the Heat and Bond on the material when we cut the material but it was just a little too thick. So, we ended up removing the backing before putting the prepared material onto the cutting mat.


Next, cut the prepared material to fit onto the cutting mat. And then just use your Cricut like you would if you were cutting out paper.


Next, I ironed the circle to the onesie, then the number to the center of the circle. As you can see from the above photo, it just did not pop. It needed some stitching to bring it to life. I have no experience with appliques or even with fancy stitching. But I tried a simple zig zag stitch using darker colors and came up with something that looked good to me. {Not bad for a girl who nearly failed home ec!}

I went around each circle and each number twice. As the onesie's got bigger so did the circles and the numbers. I also planned ahead and purchased long sleeved onesies for the winter months.


Okay Baby Girl, We are ready for you. When you are ready, come on out and meet the world!



OH, it has been a long time since I linked up. But here I go!

I have linked up to: Serendipity and Spice: Manic Monday Link Up Party

and also to:  Tatortots and Jello

and to: It's a Blog Party: Show-Me-How

and to: Junk In Their Trunk

and: Oopsey Daisy Blog

3 comments:

  1. This is WAY cuter and more practical than the sticker versions I've seen. I love it. Some little girl is going to be very lucky!

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  2. What a fun baby gift! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  3. What a great idea...this is being featured at {Junk in their Trunk} today! Thanks for linking up!

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