Thursday, March 15, 2012

Baby Buckeye's Necktie and Bowtie Onesies

I found this amazing craft on the Crap I've Made blog. I thought it was so adorable that I had to give it a shot. It was so easy to do.

Here is what you need:
-Wonder Under
-1/8 yard of any fabric you desire (really it could be any scrap the template fits onto)
-onesies of any size or color

The original craft was only for neck ties. I decided I wanted some bowties, so I made my own template. Then, I even got creative and made the letter to his first name on 2 shirts. You really could do any design. If I had a cricut, I would have gone crazy I'm sure :)

Here are the template pictures I used:

(If you are interested, I can send you the PDF I made with the templates.) I used 3 button material cut-outs for the bowtie, just drew one.

Here are some pictures from my process:
Start by putting the rough side of the Wonder Under to the wrong side of
the fabric. Iron together with a hot dry iron, holding it
there for 5-8 sec.

Trace the pattern onto the Wonder Under side.

Peel the Wonder Under paper off. Place it on your onesie.
Slightly iron on the knot piece at the top.
Slide the long piece under the knot piece. Iron the whole piece.

Here are some of my finished onesies and cut-outs.

Aren't they so adorable!!!  One word of caution when you are making them: Most of my onesies did not have a tag. Instead they had a tagless sticker that said the size and brand. My iron touched these and it melted black all over my iron and then on one of my onesies :( I couldn't figure it out at first. I was so bummed!!!

On the blog I got this idea from, she sewed her fabric on once she was done. I am going to try not sewing them. In reality the Wonder Under should be sufficient. If they start coming off, I will sew them.

Yep they started coming off with the first wash. I went back and just sewed them by hand.


  1. okay, that is SO cool!! I'm so stoked for that. I especially love the 70's mustard yellow onesie and matching tie! SO cute! Thanks for sharing. Although, why didn't you share the onesie with the initial? ;)

  2. Very nice! Interested in a template for your tie and bowtie Too cute!

  3. Did they fray? That is my concern!