Here is what you will need to make your own!
- 2 coordinating fabrics
- a soft knit scarf from the dollar store
- Wonder Under (or other heat-n-bond)
- Sewing machine with sewing accessories (Scissors, thread, etc...)
The Ruffle Butt
1.) Cut your fabric into 1.5 inch strips. My strips were about 18'' long. I had 8 strips - 4 of one color and 4 of the other.
2.) Make the strips into ruffles. If you have a ruffle foot - use that. If you do not- don't fear there is still a way! Here is how:
Set your stitch length to the longest possible. Also set your tension to very LOOSE.
In the middle of your strip (lengthwise) sew a straight stitch
Now take your strip and pull on ONE of the thread gently gathering the fabric. If the thread breaks... that is ok just pull it all out and start over again - you get it! Now do this to all 8 strips.
3.) Decide where you want the ruffles to go on the onesie butt. Pin your ruffle in place and sew down the middle (over the stitch that you sewed to make the ruffle). I started at the bottom of the butt and worked my way up. I had to cut off a little of the ruffle at first because the length is too long but as I worked my way up I ended up using the whole piece.
Once you have your ruffle sewn one, push the fabric to the middle of the ruffle so that you can place your next ruffle RIGHT next to it.... get it as close as you can, and pin in place. Sew down the middle of the ruffle.
Keep adding ruffles until you are done!
I left my ruffles edges unfinished because I like the frayed look. It adds to the ROCK STAR look!
The Monogram Front
1.) Cut out a square and a letter from your fabric and Wonder Under
2.) On the onsie place the pieces in this order from bottom to top:
- Square Wonder Under
- Square Fabric
- Letter Wonder Under
- Letter Fabric