Some good friends of ours recently found out that they are expecting a little boy in a few months. Of course this means I’m going to make a quilt, but in the meantime I thought it’d be fun to mail them a couple onesies to help celebrate.
I admittedly got the idea to make these sports-themed onesies from someone else. You can buy some great sports-ball onesies for yourself, instead of crafting them, at Bambino Balls. I’ve heard from a friend that they are great quality. However, if you have some onesies and some felt, they are also pretty easy to make. I picked up my plain onesies from Hobby Lobby (yes, they carry plain brown!) and used some felt and Steam-a-Seam I had around. I then just ironed on the felt and stitched around it. Et Voila! 2 new onesies!
I am a huge fan of the football onesie and would have loved to dress my girls in one and carry them around all over in the football carry. Tons of fun for sleep-deprived parents! ha! My baseball onesie is just okay in my mind. My husband actually couldn’t figure out what it was supposed to be even though he got the football one immediately. Looking at the ones from Bambino Balls perhaps I should have chevronned the short lines…
And I include this seemingly nearly-identical picture to remind everyone to PREWASH! The onesies I picked up are incredibly soft and thick. And apparently shrink the heck all up in the wash. I had pre-washed the brown onesie before I started to make sure the brown wouldn’t bleed. I totally forgot about the white onesie because, hello, there wouldn’t be any bleeding issues, totally forgetting about shrinkage.
The picture at the top of this post shows both onesies, both sized 6 months. The brown one has been washed but the white one has not. The white onesie looks HUGE! Yet they both started at the same size!
The picture at the bottom of this post shows both onesies again, now both washed. (I washed because I now was worried that the red would bleed and wanted to be sure the gift wasn’t going to be ruined with it’s first use.) But look, now the white one seems smaller than the brown! Again, they started at the same size! And of course, by not pre-washing my felt got a bit funky. Ahh well. Still good enough to send for sure, but a good reminder to pre-wash, and perhaps also a pointer to not buy the smallest onesies at Hobby Lobby because they might shrink to nothing!
These will hopefully go in the mail tomorrow, and then I’ll continue quilt discussions with my husband for this new baby. He has definite opinions.
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