Sunday, May 3, 2015

Embellished Onesies

I have a new baby niece! While going through my daughter's baby clothes, I found four plain white Onesies. Since summer is on the way and she lives in the south, these definitely would be worn alone instead of used for layering. I immediately went in search of ways to style them up!

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

The first, and probably my favorite, is this heart doily design. I first dyed fabric with Rit dye. The free doily pattern comes from Red Heart. I crocheted it with a 1.65 hook. After pressing with an iron, I pinned onto the Onesie and used my sewing machine with a zigzag stitch to secure.

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

You can't decorate Onesies without doing at least one with necklaces! There are a billion tutorials online. I chose to mark the cloth with chalk first to make sure it would be even. Next I used my trusty dimensional fabric paint(puffy paint) to make the "beads". I crocheted a small flower with cotton yarn, added a button and hand sewed on.

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

For this one, I channeled Sex In The City's Carrie Bradshaw and made a gold name necklace! Again I dyed fabric with Rit dye. I drew the name on a piece of paper using dark ink and I put the paper inside the shirt. To make sure I could see the design through the fabric, I made a makeshift light box with a small glass end table and a desk lamp flipped upside down. Very carefully I used glitter dimensional fabric paint to trace the name design.

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

One more Onesie to go and you know how much I love Matryoshka dolls! I found a free printable from Design Is Yay and printed onto t-shirt transfer paper. After ironing on, I used dimensional fabric paint to add a design around the transfer.

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

Embellished Onesies >> Over The Apple Tree

I've had so much fun with this project! It's probably a good thing I only found 4 Onesies because I think I could have kept going!

Can you tell I love puffy paint? A few tips to remember are when using...1.)take your time! 2.)make sure there are no air bubbles 3.)allow to dry completely before you think about touching it!



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21 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I especially love the heart doily onesie! Very cute ideas! I'm pinning!

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    1. Thanks Tonna! I had a lot of fun with these.

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  2. These are adorable and very creative.

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  3. These are adorable! I would love for you to link up these embellished onesies at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at behindtheseamssewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

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    1. Hi Bonnie! Thanks for the invite, I'll add you to my link party list.

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  4. Hi Laura,
    Wow I love these onesies you made. They are perfect for a baby and look pretty!
    Julie xo

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  5. These are great! You have motivated me to try the necklace one. As you can see from my blog, my niece is having a baby girl also & I have been in full on baby mode for weeks! The Shower is Saturday so I will definitely be trying this out. Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorites. Hope to see you again next week! Michelle

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  6. All of these are so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party! Hope to see you again next week!

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  7. Aww...these are so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  8. i can't take all this cuteness! these are absolutely adorable!! loved the sex & the city inspired one :) pinning!!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I love that one too. Good thing her name is short!

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  9. Soo cute. I love the Carrie Bradshaw onesie! Thanks for linking up to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you again this week. I have also pinned your post!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and for sharing my post Stephanie.

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  10. Adorable! I have a granddaughter #2 on the way, so I'll be making these soon. :) Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  11. Super cute! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. I am dying over the doily one. So sweet!

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    1. Thanks Kersten, That one is my fav too!

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  13. Oh my gosh... these onsies are SO sweet! What fun ideas you have. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/28/home-matters-linky-party-39/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  14. These are adorable! What great ideas. Can't wait to try them out!
    TenThousandHourMama.com

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