As I explained yesterday, I needed something for my baby to wear for his uncle's wedding that would be comfortable and functional, so I set to work on what I like to call the 10 minute tuxedo onsie!
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to make two tuxedos. It's a twofer!!
|Start with a plain what Onesie. It cost me $2 at Walmart.
|Next I made a shield shaped template out of cardboard.
|Puffy Paint- if you couldn't read the label.
|Trace the Shield with the puffy paint.
|It only takes a few minutes to dry.
|If you want to get this baby finished in 10 minutes, be impatient and DON'T wait for this to dry. Create the next line beside the shield shape.
|Repeat one the other side.
|Time to make a bow tie. Fold the ribbon in a figure eight.
|Pinch the Bow like a baby's butt cheek.
|Pinch the Bow and stitch the back side to make that pinch permanent.
|For the middle piece, fold the ribbon in half.
|Loop the center ribbon around the middle of the bow tie and stitch.
|Trim the end of the ribbon and Stitch to the top of the onsie.
Here's how you do it!!!
|Start with a long piece of ribbon. Eye-ball the length to fit the onsie and make the finished edge a point.
|Melt the edges to keep it from fraying.
|Slightly cut the ribbon to taper in at the top.
|Melt the edges here too, to keep from fraying.
|Now for the top of the tie. Fold a length of ribbon in half.
|Begin to create the triangle shape of the tie.
|When you've created the tie top, stitch in place.
|Tuck the left overs into the top of the tie and stitch.
|Tuck the top of the tie into the knot and stitch.
|Stitch the tie to the onsie.
|Cut a double triangle and stitch over the top of the tie.