Wednesday, April 11, 2012
First Baby Project
Ok, it's not sewn, but it is a project! I've been dabbling in embroidery--just working on flour sack towels & the like & decided to try my hand at a onesie.
The front says 'Baby Brother' (as you can see) and I put a couple little stars on there, too. On the back, I put our last name along the top & the number "03" in the center--like a jersey. I made the design in Photoshop Elements & printed it out. Then I traced it onto vellum using a transfer pen. Then I ironed it on & voila! SO CUTE. The transfer pen warns that it is permanent, but I found that there are only traces of it left on the back of the onesie, where the design was quite dark.
Embroidering on a knit can be a little like sewing with a knit--tricky. I used the t-shirt stabilizer (also from Sublime Stitching--can you tell I'm a fan??) & found it to be very helpful. There were a couple times that I had trouble, but it was a dull needle that was the problem.
I bought some little burp rags (the cloth diaper type) and I'm trying to see what I can find for solid colored onesies for some more embroidered goodness! I'm also gearing up (hopefully!) to making quilts featuring embroidered blocks for both my oldest son & baby girl. :) I've just got to decide on a pattern/design! :)