Tie Applique Onesie

Tie Applique Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Isn’t it absolutely the cutest thing you’ve ever seen????

My friend was pregnant about a month ago and she didn’t know what she was having. I thought if she has a girl, for sure I can make her lots of cute bows, but if she has a boy… hmm… what do I make? I came up with a few things, but this one was my favorite! She ended up with a cute little baby boy, and I am so glad so I could have the opportunity to make this Tie Applique Onesie.

The tutorial comes from Char over at Crap I’ve Made. This is one of the best I’ve seen for this project. If you want to make one too, head over there,
but make sure to come back here to buy the fabric. 🙂

Speaking of fabrics, here are some that would be super cute as a tie!

Here is the one I used for this bodysuit: Green Dots in Just Dreamy

Fall is coming quickly, and along with that Halloween! Yay!
The Ribbon Retreat has lot of festive fabrics for the holidays.
Here are some you can use in ties:

Black Boo Skulls in Boo To You! by Riley Blake

Cross Hatch Pumpkin in Awesome by Moda

Tan Stripe in Jungle Baby by Timeless Treasures

Purple Stripe in EEK Monsters by Studio E Fabrics

Brown in Free to Grow by Robert Kaufman

6655-59 in Costume Club by Northcott

And fabrics that are great for any season:

Green Stripes in Ivy Trellis by Gabriella Hunter Designs (Riley Blake)

Spring in Free to Grow by Robert Kaufman

Multi Diagonal Stripe in Nantucket by Studio E Fabrics

Green/Blue Stripes in Flutter-Green by Allison Jane Smith (Windham Fabrics)

Peacock Stripe in Berkley by Timeless Treasures

Toadstool Spot-Red in Wee Woodland by Moda

Citron Bungalow Stripe in Dino Dudes by Michael Miller

Brown Large Simply Stripe in Large Whimsy by Pillow and Maxfield (Michael Miller)

Turq Clown Stripe in Kids and Fun by Michael Miller

Green Rain Polka Dot in Rainy Days and Mondays by Riley Blake

Finding fabrics that will work for your little guy can be quite exhausting.
I hope this helps and you can use some of these on your little guys!

This project really doesn’t take much fabric, so you could just use scrap you have laying around. I used scrap from my Embroidery Hoops project.

You will also need Fusible Interfacing. And guess what? The Ribbon Retreat carries multiple brands of it! So don’t forget to get some when you get your fabric.

And as always… have fun! 🙂

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  1. Nelly
    Posted August 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink


  2. Elaine
    Posted August 13, 2010 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I’ve been making these applique’s and others and I love them! My customers love them as well, and I ordered some beautiful fabric from RR to use this fall!

  3. Posted August 13, 2010 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    What a fun and inexpensive gift! I made similar appliqued onesies with initials and made matching tutus. Applique is so much fun, and a great way to use up scraps!

    • Shirley
      Posted August 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

      Initials sound adorable! I think that would work great for a little boy too. I can just see it now! Maybe I will come up with something for matching pants for a little boy. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  4. Danielle
    Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I found the tutorial at Crap Ive Made but I was looking at your post as well….Did you just iron it on or did you use a sewing machine? I don’t have a sewing machine so was just wondering if I could just iron on or if I needed to sew it to.

    • Shirley
      Posted October 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Danielle! I actually used HeatnBond Ultrahold (not the lite) which is a no sew adhesive. Then I sewed through it (which is apparently a no-no. 🙂 Always learning!) So you definitely don’t need to sew, but other projects I’ve done this with the fabric starts to curl up a little bit. But it still stays on. I used it and didn’t sew for birthday and holiday shirts that won’t get washed often. Hope this helps! 🙂 We do carry the HeatnBond Ultrahold and Wonder Under, which I believe is what Char uses on Crap I’ve Made. Good luck!

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