|February 17, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Gifts, Sewing Projects|
We don’t have any kids for me to sew for yet, but I am having a lot of fun making cute little baby things for friends. This week I made this little IU onesie for a teacher at my school whose husband works for the Indiana University football team.
I made the IU on the front first. I traced an I and U on part of my fabric (which was a soft, cuddly flannel) with a piece of chalk so it would wash off. Then I cut it out and pinned it to the front of the onesie and sewed it in place. You could also use a zig zag stitch here for a little added interest. To keep it simple, don’t worry about hemming the edges of the letters-the ragged edge makes it cuter.
Next, make the skirt. I cut three football boxes tall (which was probably about 4-5 inches tall) and then turned down the top and and bottom a little and hemmed all sides. Then I folded my pleats (just as I did for the stool seat) and pinned them. Before I sewed the skirt on, I used a very professional way of filling out the onesie to measure where to pin since I don’t have a model-a football. Mike held the football while I put the skirt on and pinned the skirt around.
How cute is that? I pinned the skirt upside down so after you sew it on the seams will be hidden underneath. You could also just topstitch on the skirt as is and leave a little ruffle on the top too.
Sew all the way around and then fold down and iron flat. Enjoy the finished product!
Total cost for this adorable onesie: $2.75! $2 for the onesie and I only spent $.75 on the football fabric because it was on sale. Can’t beat it!
Update: This project was featured at UCreate Crafts!