Back in this post I shared with you my first attempt at making some custom baby onesies. My good friend and fellow blogger Alyssa was making some, so I thought I'd give it a try too. I really went in completely clueless and was hoping for the best.
Last week, I attempted to make a few more and had a better idea of what to do. In case you want to make your own or add fabric to anything, here's what I learned...
- Wash and dry the onesies so if they shrink they will be pre-shrunk before the fabric is added
- Wash and dry the fabric separately (I then ironed it so it was smooth and wrinkle free)
- Use applique paper to eliminate fraying
While at Jo-Ann's I picked up some new fabric. I was looking for fabric with large patterns, so I could cut out large designs for my onesies.
So with my 3 new fabrics and 1 yard of applique paper, I spent $9.26. Here's what round two produced:
Everything I read said to reinforce the fabric with stitching. I hand stitched the border. The fruit one is my favorite. The paper makes for a smooth edge and more "finished" look. As long as my friends keep making babies, I'll keep making onesies. I'm learning as I go.