Activity #489: Embellish yet another baby shirt

by Whitney Moss on February 19, 2008

in Crafty,Month 7

nilashirt.jpgWhen Heather and I were editing our book, I thought we were including one too many ways to decorate a baby’s chest. I hope we don’t sound like broken records, suggesting embellished onesies for every day of the week. But now, my friend Nila has delighted me with a style we haven’t posted yet, so I must show it off. She just made this felt applique t-shirt for Scarlett and I think it’s pretty cute.

Materials:

Baby t-shirt, hoodie or onesie. Don’t limit yourself to a solid color. Stripes could be really cute with an applique on top.

Embroidery floss. It comes in one zillion colors at fabric or craft stores. It comes in a fair amount of colors at Target.

Needle.

A button or two.

Felt. This is sold in rectangles at craft stores and comes in lots of colors. To preserve your masterpiece, turn the garment inside out when you wash it. This will reduce pilling of the felt.

I don’t think you really need further instructions. Cut some shapes, sew them on. You can do it! For further inspiration, take a look at these adorable similarly styled tiny clothes from Jasper Hearts Wren. Please do photograph your project and post your links here!

Related:
Activity #138: Decorate baby clothes with fabric paint
Activity #88: Design your own baby clothes

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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