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Decorate X-Mas

Tree With a Baby Onesie

Published: 13th December 2016 09:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2016 03:04 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The most convenient of designs in baby clothing is the onesie. I was delighted recently to see how onesies can become beautiful party decor props for baby showers and gifts. It brings me to the joys of mommy-hood and how crazy mommas can get trying to record their babies’ every coo.

It’s my little one’s first Christmas, and I am all excited. What better a way to make it memorable, than make an ornament for a Christmas tree? And with a onesie design at that! I can carry this little piece, the size of a toddler’s palm, anywhere.


It’s a simple project, albeit, with a lot of patience from your end. Of course, it needs some stitching skills and some materials too.
Materials: scissors,  sheets of felt, marker pen, decorative thread or twine, needle, embroidery skeins, stickers, sequines, paint pen, cotton

Method
■ Take a beige sheet for an understated look. Draw out a onesie on the felt sheet.
■ Cut it out from the felt sheet.
■ Use the cut onesie as a stencil, to cut out another from the same felt sheet.
■ Embellish the front side of the onesie, or draw or write on it using a paint pen. 
■ Use the blanket stitch, sometimes also known as the button stitch, to stitch up the sides of the onesies and join them. Where the neck part begins, you may stop stitching up, and insert some cotton into it.
■ Once you have adjusted the cotton balls inside, knot a 10 centimeters piece of the twine or thick thread on its end, and insert the thread with the knotted end inside the onesie, through the cotton. Adjust it for desired length. Optionally you may glue it in.
■ Once these are secure, stitch up from where you left at the neck part, and finish up the stitches. Your onesie Christmas ornament is ready.
(http://www.imprintshandmade.com)



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