Appliques for Baby

On Wednesday of last week, after feeling miserable all day long, I decided to reward myself. I bought 2 new work shirts for Dan and 5 new Kimono shirts for Baby. It hardly seems like a reward when I didn’t buy anything for myself, but that is deceiving.

Digging through my fabric stash is always rewarding. It didn’t take me long to locate 5 different fabrics to adorn the Kimono shirts. Afterwards, I quickly assembled my supplies:

  • Iron-on adhesive
  • Cookie cutters
  • Shot glass
  • Scissors

In a few hours time, the shirts were decorated in fine fashion. No Plain Jane shirts for our baby.

My favorite and the reason for the shot glass:

The heart, shamrock, and bird were cut out using cookie cutters. The monster’s fabric was ‘fussy-cut’. Of course, the shot glass was used to trace out the five sections of the caterpillar’s body.

Using the iron-on adhesive, I attached the fabric shapes to the shirts. Afterwards, I used the satin stitch on my sewing machine to gussy up the shape’s outline. The eyes and the antennas were added by hand using embroidery floss.

It was so much fun!


10 thoughts on “Appliques for Baby

  1. How adorable. Now you need Eric Carle’s book the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Come to think of it, that would make a great baby shower gift for someone if you made them the shirt and gave them the book!

  2. So very cute! What a good idea. And those are the best shirts for new babies, no struggling to get them over the big, unsteady heads. I bought some of the long sleeved ones for the newest granddaughter and my daughter loved them. And it reminded me of what I had for my babies.

  3. Wow those turned out nice. I really like the caterpillar too. It reminds my of the children’s story book “The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar.”

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