Heat Transfer Vinyl Baby “Announcement” Onesie

Someone I know (I’m going to be a Grandma again!!!! I was still sworn to secrecy when I wrote this post lol) is pregnant with their second child and wanted a cute way to let family and friends know the good news. I found this pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/584621485/im-being-promoted-to-big-sister-big?ref=lp_rv-1 on etsy.ca for a “I’m being promoted to big sister” cut file pattern. Perfect for what they wanted!

I taped off where I wanted the top and bottom of the design to be and cut the pattern out of the heat transfer vinyl (aka HTV) and laid it out on the onesie to centre it. Looking at the pattern, the word “to” seemed to be closest to centre of the pattern so that is what I based it around.

Once I thought the placement was right, I started to iron it on.

It’s surprising how quick and easy it really is!

Less than 10 minutes later I had an adorable ” announcement” onesie all ready to go!

Sandie

Embroidered Onesie

I was on Grandma duty again Monday and Tuesday, but on Sunday I managed to make a cute little onesie for my granddaughter!

My granddaughter absolutely loves a kids show called “Paw Patrol,” the pups as they refer to them. I mean full on zombie loves the show lol. It is so bad that she is limited from watching it except for when she is having lunch because she zones out so bad. It is pretty cute watching her face while she watches it, seeing her laugh at things she finds funny and wondering what is going through her mind while she watches it! If only we could hear their thoughts!

This is an image of the Paw Patrol characters…..

And this is the embroidery I did on the onesie for her!. I chose Skye for the first one but the pattern I purchased has patterns for all the characters so there is no doubt she will be receiving other things with the characters or logo on them!

I purchased the pattern thought Etsy through this link: PATTERN

Sandie

Baby Girl “Nerd” Dress

A week or two ago I decided to buy an embroidery pattern to make my granddaughter a little nerd dress.

I found a cute baby “Wonder Woman” pattern on Etsy and I still had enough Marvel fabric to make a skirt for the dress. I found a free download pattern for a dress bodice, and used a big rectangle for the skirt.

And the Baby “Nerd” dress was born lol….

Here is the bodice pattern I found online.

I cut the bodice out of some white broadcloth and then embroidered the Wonder Woman pattern on the the front.

I sewed the bodice front and lining at the shoulder seams on both.

And then sewed the front to the back leaving the back open so I could add a tie closure, right sides together and clipped the curves before turning it right side out.

Next I pressed the seams flat and pinned around the neckline so I could top stitch it.

Now it was time for the tie closure.

I used a nice piece of blue ribbon. I pinned the back opening with right sides together with the ribbon pinned where I wanted it, sewed the seam, then pressed it before turning it right side out.

Next I hemmed the Marvel fabric and sewed it together to form a “tube.”

I ran a row of stitches (on the setting with the longest stitch length) all the way around on the top of the skirt to gather it.

I pressed the bodice bottom under about a half inch and then pinned the skirt in place to only the front of the bodice, not the lining.

Once the skirt was sewn on I pinned the lining to the skirt to cover the seam and hand stitched it in place.

And now my granddaughter is all ready for the next free Comic Book day in occasion appropriate outfit lol!

(It didn’t matter how I hung the dress the bottom looked crooked even though it really wasn’t… maybe just because of the gathers)

Sandie

(Baby) Girl’s Bandana Dress

I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father’s Day! We had a nice family BBQ on the BBQ we finally got… well, the kids and I split and got one for Chris for Father’s Day. We had burgers and salads for lunch and I got Chris and Dillon some HUGE steaks to BBQ for dinner… so a good day all around and I got to spend some time with Kim and my grand-baby while the boys did their own thing!

I think I saw this idea originally on Pinterest and it stuck out in my head for awhile. I think it is so cute and not only is it a dress on my granddaughter right now, it can double as a bathing suit cover up and even a little tunic with leggings as she grows. I have already ordered another 2 bandanas in a nice turquoise colour to make her another one!

Sandie

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Day # 6 – Playing with my Sewing Machine

Because the 2 things I am posting about were also Easter gifts I thought I would post them together and right after my other Easter embroidery project.

I have become almost as addicted to looking at new machine embroidery patterns as I have become at sewing the patterns. The two I did this time… again for my granddaughter… were so cute I had to incorporate them into her Easter/Birthday gifts.

Let me start by saying that my granddaughter LOVES books… almost any book! I have loved reading since I was little, and desperate enough at times for something to read that I would read the encyclopedias lol, hopefully with us all supplying her with reading material she won’t get that desperate lol! One of her favourite books, series of books, are the Llama Llama books so when I saw a pattern for a really cute llama head I had to do it! I put the llama pattern on another onesie and I also found a pattern for a “My First Easter” bib that I also did!

Sandie

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Giraffe Stuffed Baby Toy

I found this pattern through an online search and thought it would be fun to make for my granddaughter. This is another one of the sewing projects that have been in my to do pile for way too long. It was nice to finally have them sewn and ready to gift to her! I find it hard to force myself to do “regular” sewing when I can play with the embroidery function lol.

Because my granddaughter puts EVERYTHING in her mouth, I forgo putting eyes on these toys… one less hazard when everything seems to either taste great to her or aids with teething!

I also learned last week that my sewing machine has mending stitches. I found this out when I had to fix a pair of Chris’ work pants!

Sandie

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Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy – Sewing

I found a cute little teddy bear sewing pattern when I did a search online for a different pattern.  It was very easy to make and turned out pretty well for my granddaughter.  I think the only thing I would change if I were to make it again would be to make the ears bigger on the pattern  They turned out smaller that I thought they would and I think teddy bears should have big ears lol!

I used the pattern for the teddy bear itself and then just made a little skirt and straps to add to it once it was sewn.

Sandie

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