Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Baby Onesies: Round 2

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
I never heard of applique paper before last week. Alyssa told me about it and then the kind lady at Jo-Ann's further explained it to me. It is basically two-sided paper with glue on both sides. It keeps the fabric edges from 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. 


  1. Mollie these are so cute!! The ones I made definitely frayed... I'll have to get the applique paper. Love the fruit one!

  2. Adalyn loves her onesies, Mollie! She wore one yesterday. You're so creative.

  3. I'm all over this!! Excited to see what I can come up with!! Any suggestions on sizes of onesies to use or brands?? I got a November baby coming or at least my brother does! Don't worry, no surprises! :-P