Liven up a boring cotton onesie with a cute applique design! It’s easy & inexpensive. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen an adorable tie-shape for the applique, but your options are endless! Draw your own designs and use them as a pattern, or use clipart found on your computer or online! Simple shapes work best.
cotton onesie (solid colours work best)
scrap of fabric large enough for your applique design
scrap of “Stitchwichery” or a similar double-sided applique adhesive fabric, same size as fabric scrap
small scissors or small rotary cutter
paper for pattern
ball point machine needle
Draw or print out your applique shape pattern, making sure it’s size is suitable for the front of your onesie. Cut the fabric & applique adhesive material to a size that will accommodate the applique pattern.
Iron one side of the applique adhesive material to the fabric piece, making sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions (usually the iron needs to be on the lowest setting)
Pin applique pattern to fabric & applique adhesive piece. Cut carefully with small scissors or rotary cutter, making sure cuts are straight & even.
Remove paper backing from applique piece, pin & adhere to onesie (again, making sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions on the applique adhesive)
Using a medium-width satin-stitch setting on your machine, carefully stitch the applique to the onesie on the edges of the applique. Use a ball-point needle – this works very well with the knit jersey fabric.