Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monogrammed Onesie & Fancy Burp Cloths

My girl Natalie is about to have a baby any minute (seriously two weeks ago she experienced pre-term labor, but they stopped it -- keep that baby baking a little longer!) and for her shower I wanted to make something personalized for her little man.  Enter a monogrammed onesie and some fancy burp cloths.  I took inspiration from this pinned adorable monogrammed onesie with some good applique tips here.

My little monogram would be the letter "M" for Maxwell (so cute, I cannot wait to meet the little guy).  I started with a Newborn size Onesie, and fused some lightweight Pellon interfacing on the inside to stabilize the cotton. 

I had already fused the same lightweight Pellon to the back of my polka dot fabric, so then I cut out my "M".

Pinned the "M" to the Onesie, making sure the inside fused interfacing was centered underneath.

To make things more managable, I basted the "M" first, so it would stay put once I started my zig-zag stitch for the outline.  Although, it looks kinda cute with just the basting...

All ready to go, I did a wide zig-zag stitch around the "M" for the border.  I am still getting the hang of maneuvering my machine around corners and angles, but it's pretty good, especially for working around a tiny Onesie with my machine!

The coordinating burp cloths were super easy and fast. I used regular Gerber pre-fold cloth diapers as the base. I used a ton of these as burp cloths in the first 8 months with my baby.

 I cut out my fabric to roughly 18"X6". I folded under approximately 1/2" (or whatever length it didn't overlap the cloth too much) on each side and pressed it down.

I pinned the fabric to the burp cloth and stitched around 1/4" from the edge.  Fancy burp cloths complete!  An adorable personalized gift set for a new baby!

Here's to hoping he's not too big for the Newborn sized Onesie when he makes his big debut!!


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1 comment:

  1. THat is so cute! Love how you personalized the onsie!
    Thanks for linking up this week! So happy you did!
    Stacey of Embracing Change