Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have 30 Minutes?

Quick and easy, this took me about 30 minutes from idea to finish {plus 5min to find my camera to get a picture}.
The largest amount of time was spent picking out fabric.

I don't have a step-by-step in pictures, but here's how you do it.

Put-Put Truck Onesie
What you need:
Onesie {this one is 6-9 months} - the larger they are the easier they are to sew on.
Two scraps of fabric at least 5"x5"
Fusible Web
Pair of scissors
Cutting tools - self-healing mat and rolling cutter thing
Coordinating thread & bobbin
2 matching black buttons {or another color of your choosing}
Iron & ironing board
Cut the body of the truck trailer. Mine is 4"x3" approximately. Next, cut the front of the truck. I wanted mine extra easy to sew on so I made the trailer fit on top of the truck of the same shape. You can make yours whatever shape you'd like. Curvy would be really cute, too.

Iron the fusible web onto the wrong side of the trailer fabric. Let cool and peel off the paper. Iron with web side down onto the truck. Then iron the truck onto fusible web and let cool. Peel off the back of the paper, position on the onesie {or t-shirt for that matter} and press. Be careful not to scorch the onesie - I've done it twice.

For good measure I flip the onesie over and iron it from the back side as well.

Now, off to the machine!

You can choose which you'd like to sew first, but I started with the trailer. Sew a quick box around the perimeter, making sure to secure your stitches. I added a line down at the bottom for an extra decorative touch...well, and because I used the selvedge for that piece to represent the metal band around the bottom of trailers.

Then sew around the perimeter of your truck.

Almost done! Now you just need to add buttons for wheels and you're good to go.

As always, it's best to wash and dry both your onesie and fabric before you start. This will ensure minimal shrinking in further washings.

Would it be helpful to have pictures? If enough people ask, I'd be happy to take some along the way.


Evonne said...

Way too cute - and so easy! I might have to be making a bunch of these. Not for me (no one in onesies and none on the way - yipee!). But I'm sure someone I know will be having a boy soon. :)

Micah and Melinda said...

OMG that is about the cutest thing ever I am so going to make one!!! Why can we not live closer? ugh

Anonymous said...

i did a t shirt for some of wesley's little baby friends as a party favor...they all had little felt robots with button eyes and ric rac(???) mouths...they turned out way cute! if i had reliable internet access i would post pictures!!