Sunday, December 07, 2008


Thank you for all the Birthday wishes! You guys are so sweet. Darn my husband for getting on, figuring out how to post, and writing such nice things.
I am going to try to post a few last minute Christmas gift ideas over the next little while. We'll see how many I get to! I feel like I am always making girly things. So I decided to give the little boys some love. I made these 3 tie onesies for my good friend Erin who is prego and about to pop any day now!

First make a template. Feel free to click to zoom on in this picture and just trace it from your computer screen. If it's too big just trace it then make it smaller.

Cut the tie so the lines will be diagonal (on the bias). Then cut the knot of the tie so the stripes are verticle.

(you can tell I made these around Halloween by my awesome tablecloth. Ha!)

You want the stripes to look like this.

Go get yourself some wonderunder. Walk into the fabric store...find the lady...ask her where it is. It will be on a bolt. They will cut you the amount you ask for along with some directions.

Use your template to cut a tie and a knot out of your wonderunder.

Remove the paper backing from your wonderunder and place it between your tie and your onesie. Starting with the tie, iron using no steam for about 10 seconds.

After you iron the tie on, do the same to the knot.

Then sew around the entire tie and knot with your sewing machine.

Sew about 1/8 of an inch in.

Trey took this picture. I have so many pictures like this of me holding things. Toys, pictures, crafts he has made. Most of them are just of my chest, or stomach, or feet though. This is the first one that looked alright.

After I made these tie onesies I decided to give some guitar onesies a try. They turned out so cute! I took them down along with some ties to the little shop downtown. Here they are!

I made little tags that say
love for the boys
Thanks to Kelly for calling me T-bird and giving me the idea.
I am planing on adding these to my etsy shop someday soon!


Abby said...

Holy cow those are so cute and holy cow you are selling those in a shop?! I am mucho impressed with you, Tan. You are oh so crafty and fun. I just love you!
We seriously need to do lunch and a fabric depot day trip sometime soon!

Court and Brade said...

First, Trav is SO cute for posting those sweet things about you... and they are all true! You are amazing, and I hope you had a FABULOUS b day!
Second, I CANNOT wait to make those onesies for my little man! In fact, I was looking online last week on tips on the best way to do them (iron on etc......) but now I know!!!!!! And I am seriously excited! I am going to make them this week yay!!! thanks you are so talented!

Ashley said...

AWESOME! I think that these are my favorite craft so far. Love them, can't wait to try my hand at it. haha, someday!

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

So stinking cute. I love the ties!

bendanielsfamily said...

those are tooo cute. I also love the little snowflakes on your blog!

aunt choody said...

LOVE IT. I especially like the guitar ones. Those make me want to have another baby boy.

Unknown said...

You're gold.

Kelly Munns said...

love the the picture of the shout-out. bff said...

This is SOOOOOO fabulous! Seriously, straight up genius. I'll be linking!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled upon your blog today. I think these little onesies are too cute... too bad I don't know how to sew... and I don't have a baby to put them on.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love these! I am going to challenge my blog readers to make them this week!

Andrea said...

I just made two of these tie onesies for a bridal shower I was throwing. It was so easy! And I am a very beginner sewer. Thank you for the tutorial. They turned out adorable.

Heather said...

Too cute! Where do you sell your stuff? Do you take orders for ones as well?

Anonymous said...

I think the idea is simple, but my hands are not very skilled on those tasks! I work at the generic viagra office here in LA and these kind of things have always been extremely difficult to me.

Pinfluence said...

Hi! I found your blog via Pinterest where someone pinned these adorable tie onesies. :) A reader of mine recreated them based on your tutorial & I featured her project here: