Monday, March 7, 2011

Basic Sewing -- Appliques

We were recently blessed with a new little niece in our family.  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law had the cutest baby girl in February.  

{It was so fun to go shopping in the little girl department for a change!}

I wanted to make something handmade for her using some girly fabric that I had been saving for a special occasion.

I started by making a simple monogrammed applique using wonder-under to attach it to a onesie.  Once it was attached to the shirt, I stitched along the edge of the letter using a basic straight stitch.   (A zigzag stitch would be fun too!)
Here's a great tutorial if you need a little more detail.  

I added a little ric rac bow to finish it off.

To use up the rest of the fabric, I made the coordinating burp cloth shown in this tutorial.

It was so much fun sewing for my sweet little niece! 


  1. So Cute! I have been shopping around for burp cloths and couldn't believe how expensive they were. So, I finally just bought a cheap package of terry washcloths, but was bummed because they were so boring. Now, I can make them look cute! Thanks so much for sharing! Maggy

  2. I think I’ll dig through my stash of fabric and supplies and make take-along sewing kits to send to the grandkids. For the smallest ones, simple sewing cards with shoelaces – no needle required! For the older ones, I think the tic-tac-toe game will be perfect. read full reviews



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