DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

This DIY will be the first in our DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume series. This DIY project can be used for any occasion, not just for Halloween. I promise you will find yourself seeking out reasons to do these projects. Enjoy!

This first DIY is a must know. You need this in your bag of tricks because it is fast, easy and makes a big impact for little effort.

APPLIQUE

What you need:

  • Heat n Bond
  • iron
  • fabric to applique
  • graphic/stencil
  • marker
  • shirt/onesie or any other thing you want to applique
  • sewing machine & coordinating thread (optional!)

1st: Print off a graphic or trace a stencil and cut it out

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

2nd: Cut out a swatch of fabric that is slightly larger than your graphic

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

3rd: cut Heat and Bond to the same size as swatch

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

4th: iron Heat and Bond onto fabric according to manufacture’s instructions

5th: trace graphic onto Heat and Bond making sure to lay graphic wrong side up

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

6th: cut out graphic

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

7th: peel fabric away from Heat and Bond

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

8th: Place on onesie or what ever you are personalizing and iron according to manufacture’s instructions

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

You can be finished here. If you choose to be finished make sure to wash your item inside out and on a cold setting.

If you want to go the extra distance and if you have a sewing machine or if you are patient enough to hand sew, finish your project with your favorite stitch as shown in step nine.

9th: Stitch around the outer edge of your image. I chose a simple zig zage stitch. A blanket stitch is another classic choice.

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

And you are done!

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

Try appliqueing a number on your child’s shirt for a fun and personalized Birthday shirt. Or maybe cut out letters and personalize a pillow case or make an extra special Christmas stocking. The options are limitless!

Next up in our DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume series is another fast and easy project-how to make a head band!  Check back tomorrow!

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Meg

Meg was married in July of 2005 to her self proclaimed geeky husband. Two months after getting married they adopted a golden retriever mutt who was a product of her paper certified, pure bred, golden retriever mom and the neighborhood mutt. Not long after Lucy the mutt came into the picture, Meg peed on a stick and from that moment on, everything changed. Almost 5 years later Meg's life has morphed from her dream of bolting out Broadway ballads on stage to the more exciting, challenging, draining and wonderful life of a SAHM to two energetic little boys. Meg is pregnant with her third child who, according to the ultrasound technician, is definitely a girl! To keep sane she locks herself in her office and sews, she works in the yard, does DIY style home improvement projects, contributes to Mom Spark and blogs on her own site, http://www.thoughtsnstuff.com.

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