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Baby Boy Bow-Tie Onesie


ImageThis project requires some sewing skill and a sewing machine, but is still fairly easy. Babies in bow-ties are just about the most adorable thing ever, and I think this projects makes a wonderful baby shower gift. You will need a onesie, whatever color you prefer, which you can pick up from Walmart for about $2.00 or something close to that.

What makes this gift so great is the versatility. I made nine different bow-ties in varying fabrics. You can choose fabrics that reflect the personality of the parents. In this instance, the parents are Clemson fans and also enjoy hunting, hence the Clemson and camouflage fabrics. You barely need any fabric at all to make these little bow ties. You will really only need about a 10in by 10in piece of fabric to make each bowtie, which doesn’t amount to a very big cost as far as fabric goes.

To make the bow-ties, you sew each piece of fabric into a small rectangle. Size can vary based on the size of the onesie. You sew these rectangles the same way you would sew a pillow. You don’t even need to hand sew the rectangle closed if you leave the opening in the middle, since this will be covered up by the middle piece of the bow-tie. Next you will need the small strip of fabric that will cinch the bow-tie together, it will ultimately look like a ring. I just used a small dab of fabric glue to secure the fabric into a loop. Slip this onto the rectangle.


Once you have have completed the bow-ties, you can use snaps to secure them to the onesie. Snaps will allow the parent to easy change between the different bow-ties and also allows them to be removed when the onesie needs to be washed. Hand sew the back side a snap to the onesie. Hand sew the front side of the snaps to all of the bow-ties you have made. Voila’! You’re finished.


Knitted Poof Baby Hat and Knitted Blanket


photo (3)Unfortunately, I am not teaching anyone how to knit with this blog post. I’m not very good at explaining it, but there are a lot of sites online that go into great depth about knitting how-to’s. You can do many different patterns and use different types of yarn. Once you learn the basics however, this poof hat is extremely easy to make. You basically knit a rectangle, which you fold in half to make something that looks like a square. The long sides of the rectangle fold in half, becoming the sides seams of the hat once you sew them up. The short sides of the rectangle become the open sides of your hat.  The two short side length should total the circumference of the baby’s head. If you measure from the baby’s forehead to the base of the back of the head, that should be the length of the long side of your rectangle. After you fold the rectangle in half and sew up the sides, you will have two points at the top of the hat. You can make poof balls out of the same yarn (you can google how to do this, it is very easy) and sew these onto the points of the hat. Knitting a matching blanket it quite easy. You can make it any size, shape, or pattern you’d like.