I wanted Ryan to sport some sort of cute personalized first birthday onesie at his First Birthday Party! I shopped around but really didn’t find anything in the stores that I loved. Amazon had a cute one in the “I’m One” end cap, but having seen this said onesie on about 16 of my friends one-year-olds this year I decided that I should just make him one! While searching etsy I found several cute onesies that gave baby a tie, that I loved! However, the cheap skate I am, I didn’t want to pay $25 bucks for a onesie that Ryan would only wear a few times and they also didn’t say anything about being ONE! So I decided to combine the two ideas. I had leftover material from Michael’s superhero cape so decided to put those scraps to good use!
- Wonder Under (any fabric/craft store in the fabric department)
- 2 separate colors or patterns of fabric
- damp cloth
First I traced out a tie pattern and a number “1” pattern on some scrap paper. To get the tie symmetrical I just folded the sheet of paper and drew one side and then cut and trimmed until it looked the way I wanted it to. Then I traced out a number one.
Following the instructions on the Wonder Under I adhered the rough side of the Wonder Under to the WRONG side of both of my fabrics using a hot DRY iron, pressing for about 5-10 seconds. I cut out a size of wonder under that would cover my pattern
Next I traced the patterns (backwards) on the paper side of the Wonder Under fused fabric and cut out.
Next I peeled the paper backing (carefully) from the number 1 and placed it where I wanted it on the tie. I then covered the cutouts with a damp cloth, and turned my iron to the wool setting and pressed for 10-15 seconds until the 1 was fused to the tie.
I then repeated. Removing the paper backing from the tie cut out and pressing it onto the onesie.
Since I don’t anticipate much use out of this onesie since Ryan grows faster than a chia pet, I left it as is. If you were doing this same idea on a bag or apron you can use puff paint to outline the fabric or stitch a zig-zag stitch to help hold the edges of the fabric in place. The design with Wonder Under can be washed, dried, dry cleaned and ironed. I LOVE THIS STUFF! I will love a certain ONE year old wearing it even more!