|He's here and he finally fits into newborn clothing! He is such a little man.|
You can get the template for the ties from Freetimefrolics. Most of the blogs I looked at didn't have templates and if they did, they were just pictures of ones they created on programs like paint. I tried to create a tie on paint and it turned out awful so I went back to looking for a template until I came across this one. It is perfect!
Fabric for ties
Heat 'n Bond (I bought a yard but you only need a little bit)
Plain onesies (they can be whatever color you'd like)
First cut out the template that you would like to use and cut out fabric big enough to cover the tie (as pictured above.) Then, cut out Heat 'n Bond big enough to cover your pieces of fabric (shown below.) I bought a yard of Heat 'n Bond from Joann's Fabrics for only $2.99. I was kind of scared to use it but it is really simple. There are even directions on the package if you get confused.
You will want to put the wrong side of the fabric and the rough side of Heat 'n Bond together. Then iron on the Heat 'n Bond to the fabric holding the iron down for 2 seconds until it's bonded.
My ironing board matches the fabrics perfectly. I should cut out a section of it.... kidding.
Onto the last step. Peel off the paper from the back of the cut out ties. Place them on the onesies where you would like them to go. And lastly, iron it on holding the iron down on each section for the tie for 8 seconds until it completely bonds to the onesie.
Voila! You have tie onesies. They were so simple. Some people sew around the outside of the ties either by hand or using a sewing machine. I got my sewing machine out with intentions to sew around the outside but after ironing the ties on they looked so clean that I didn't think they needed to be sewn on. I decided to leave them but if you would like to sew around the outside for looks or just to be sure it won't start coming undone you could do that as well. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!