I got a set of fabric markers to do some drawing, and I also got some fusible backing for some fabric applique stuff.
|I bought 5 yards of the Wonder-Under backing. I think it was a bit overboard!|
Here's what I came up with:
|Okay, that's more than 5. I was having so much fun I went out and bought a pack of 12-month size ones!|
The fusible backing is supposed to "glue" the fabrics together with just an iron, but I soon found out that it depended a lot on the fabric itself. The UGA fabric was a thicker type and kept peeling up in the corners. My mom was in town during this, so she hand-sewed around the designs to keep them on. If anything, the fusible backing kept it in place for that, so it was still worth it.
The "UGA" one was done with template I created in Powerpoint. I just wrote what I wanted and blew it up to about 150-pt font. The onesies are about the same width of a piece of paper, so that made it easy to determine sizing. I printed out the page, then cut out the letters. I then flipped them over and traced them onto the back side of the fabric that had the backing on it already.
|After cutting out the letters from the fabric, you just peel a layer away from the backing and it's ready to iron.|
If I ever have to plan someone's baby shower, we are definitely doing this! But as I've found out, it's still fun to do even after the baby comes. Baby can wear it immediately, so you even get instant gratification!
Oh, did I forget to mention that I put something on the back of the UGA bunting one?
|My future bulldog!|