March 15, 2011

Tie Onesie


I’m back! I’ve been having serious computer issues that may or may not have been caused by the glass of water I spilled on the keyboard. The lovely folks at Lenovo fixed it for me though, no questions asked.


I’ve been making a lot of baby stuff in the meantime (not for me!). I made a tie onesie for my friend Laura’s little man. He’s a stylish kid like his mama so I thought a “formal” onesie would be appropriate.


I added a matching flannel baby blanket and made another owl softie from scraps from Craft Hope projects.


There are many, many tutorials for necktie and bow tie onesies. I found these particularly helpful:

Craft Snob

Crap I've Made

This project was not as easy as I expected especially given all of the, “Wow! This was so easy!” comments on the aforementioned blogs. I made a couple of the regular necktie versions and a bow tie one as well. This is what I found:

- The bigger the onesie, the easier it is to sew on. The 0-3 month size was almost impossible to sew without getting the backside of the onesie tangled into the line of stitches.

- Interfacing that can be fused on both sides would have been helpful, but not totally necessary.

- I ended up bonding the tie to a piece of interfacing and then fusing an additional piece of interfacing to the inside of the onesie. This kept everything from stretching and shifting and kept the tie from unraveling.

- After trying both a narrow zig zag stitch and short straight stitch, I liked the straight stitch better and it was easy to sew around all of the corners.

If you know a dapper little guy, check out some of the tutorials and make him a tie onesie. If you have questions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to help. 

March 3, 2011

St. Patricks Day Subway Art Printable


Click on the image and print or right click, copy image and paste in Word to resize.