Monday, January 7, 2013

DIY: Tie Onesie

Okay, so I'm a little bit obsessed with making onesies.  Ever since I found out I was pregnant I've been making them.  First, it started with painted onesies, then I made a bunch of girly necklace onesies (even after I found out I was having a boy), and now I've moved on to the tie onesies.  Honestly, these are the easiest of all of them to make.  Not to mention I have a baby boy, so he can actually wear these!  I'll be posting tutorials of how to make the other onesies later this month, so make sure you come back to see those.

Here's what you'll need:
Ironing board
Fabric of your choice
Needle & thread OR sewing machine

The first thing I did was make a tie template on a piece of paper and cut it out to use later.

Next, I cut a piece of fabric and WonderUnder ironing paper roughly the size of the tie. 

Follow the directions on the WonderUnder and line up the rough side of the WonderUnder against the WRONG side of the fabric.  Press for 5-10 seconds with a hot, dry iron.

Wait till it cools then use your template to trace the tie shape onto the paper backing.

Cut out the tie.

Peel off the paper backing from the tie pieces.  This can be tricky, but persist because you WILL be able to pull it off!  Then, line up the top tie piece on the onesie- right in the middle web side down.  Press firmly with the iron on the top piece 10-15 seconds.  DO NOT fuse the bottom part of the top tie piece.  You will be sticking the bottom piece underneath it later.

 Then, line up the bottom piece of the tie and stick it a little underneath the top piece.  Fuse both pieces to the onesie by pressing firmly with the iron 10-15 seconds.  Make sure you iron over the whole tie.

Now you're ready to adhere the tie for good by stitching around the whole tie.  You can do this with a sewing machine or by hand.  I don't have a sewing machine, so I did it by hand using a back stitch.  This part definitely takes the longest amount of time (if you're doing it by hand), but it is definitely necessary.  Stitching around the tie makes sure it will stay put during washing and it just looks good.

Here's one last look with my adorable model!


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  1. This is precious! It would be so fun to do this activity at a baby shower and have each guest personalize a onesie for the baby :)

    1. That is a cute idea! I haven't tried the tie onesie at baby showers before, but I did have everyone paint a onesie at my best friends shower and it was really fun.

  2. I wanted to make one of these for my cousin for Christmas but ran out of time! I'll definitely have to get some of these made up for his first birthday!

    1. You definitely should. It really is so easy!

  3. This is too cute and looks so easy! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

  4. Oh my goodness this is the cutest! Just found your cute blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!


  5. Adorable!!! I need to make some for my baby boy!!! Visiting from Thursday Obsession link up!'

  6. Hi I found your blog on a blog hop and have been looking for an easy fabric tie onesie. I have boy/girl twins and I have no problem making stuff for my girl, but boy stuff is a little harder to find. Where did you get the "wonder under", that is where I usually get lost when trying to find. Just like the first time I tried to find interfacing.

    1. I got the Wonder Under at Hobby Lobby. It's back with the fabrics. It actually comes on a roll and you buy it by the yard. If you can't find it just ask an employee. That's what I did. I wasn't expecting to have to buy it by the yard. I figured it would just come in a package or something. ;)

  7. There is something unique about a home-made onesie that makes it so much more appealing to the maker. It being personalized is just the cherry on top of the wonderful sundae of amazingness that a onesie can bring to a person. I love making these for my kids and your ideas here are just valuable.

  8. I love this. I want to make this now. I'm totally pinning this for my little guy


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