Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Tutorial} Pumpkin Onsie

Many of you know that my sister, Jill, had her first baby in June. His name is Coen and he is the cutest, smiliest baby ever!



Since Halloween is coming and every baby gets dressed up in the silliest outfits for every holiday for their first year (or more, sometimes!) What better way to celebrate than with a Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Onsie Tutorial by Blue-J Cottage



Pumpkin Onsie Tutorial
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Supplies:
-Orange onsie {or any other item you wish to make into a pumpkin.... Ex: T-Shirt, Quilt, Blanket, Burp cloth, etc.}
-Pumpkin face print out {I had to print several to get the size I wanted for my onsie. I used photoshop to edit the image size.}
-Heat 'n Bond Lite {or something similar **make sure it's sewable**}
-Tear away stabilizer
-Scrap of black fabric {I used a fun spiderweb print}
-Scrap of green fabric {I ended up not using this, was going to put a leaf and a little embellishment around the collar. This would be cute...if you want to still do it :) }
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Iron
-Sewing machine and other basic sewing supplies


Step 1:
Trace Pumpkin Face onto Heat 'n Bond
{**please note that the face will be Mirrored when you cut it out...so if you need the face to go a certain way flip the print out over and trace it that way.**}
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Step 2:
Fussy cut the face out
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Place wrong side up! onto the fabric
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Iron on
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And cut out
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Step 3:
Peel off paper backing of each face piece and place into place.
{**if it is difficult, score with a pin, then peel**}
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Step 4:
Unbutton snaps
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Step 5:
Put tear away stabilizer inside the onsie under the pumpkin face
{where you will be sewing}
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Pin in place
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Step 6:
Slide onsie onto sewing machine, making sure you only have one layer under the needle
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Pivot around each corner of the pieces
{the onsie may get all bunched up....just go slow and pay attention}
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Step 7:
Peel/tear tear away stabilizer off.
{be careful not to pull stitches out! Just go slow and if you get stuck move to a different spot.}
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Step 8:
Turn it right side out and you are done! Yeah! You did it!
Do you know the Pumpkin Man?

And look how cute it will be on your little pumpkin!
This is Coen wearing his pumpkin onsie!!
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If you make this onsie {or blanket, burp cloth, bag, etc}, please come back and post a link to your final project, would love to see it!!

Happy Sewing!


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3 comments:

  1. I just linked you in my blog because I just posted this picture of Coen today.

    Great tutorial!

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  2. This is such a cute tutorial! Thanks!
    I linked this on my blog.

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  3. This is the cutest! Have a good weekend!

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