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Topic: Help me with some ideas for embroidering baby onesies!  (Read 2655 times)
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« on: November 14, 2004 06:37:40 PM »

I posted this in the needlecrafts part of this forum, but I thought I would post it here as well (if that is ok).

So, I want to embroider some onesies for my nephew Henry and some other babies I know. All of them are boys, and all of them are less than 2 months old. (And all of them, especially my nephew, who just spent the last 30 minutes smiling and cooing at me, are SO CUTE!)

I have already been to sublime stiching (which I love), but I want to explore some more before I commit myself to anything. I am looking for some ideas that fall somewhere in between super ironic/hip/cool (none of the moms would really go for that) and sugary sweet (which I am not such a fan of). I would love to incorporate the name of the baby into the design. Directing me to websites that might be inspiring would be great too.

I know a lot of you out there have babies, and I am in serious awe over some of the things you have made for them. Help me out!

Many pretty things at my lovely craft blog, www.Lindsey23.typepad.com
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2004 01:00:06 PM »

Hmmm... maybe some Dr.Seuss type creatures? They're a little funky and not so cutesy but still "mainstream." I don't know where you'd find patterns but if it's just for your personal use you could trace some images out of his books and use them as a pattern.

You should also keep im mind that while the babies are little now they will grow SOOO fast! As a mom, I loved receiving clothes for 9 months and up. Everyone loves to buy the teeny weeny clothes but my daughter mostly just wore pajamas when she was really little anyway.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004 07:21:28 PM »

I love the idea of doing a children's book character - maybe an iron on transfer embellished with some embroidery? I got a onesie and a little cardigan for my nephew, so maybe I could do two characters from the same book, one on each. Although they have to work with blue, yellow, and green dots (the leggings that go with the outfit).

And the advice about getting a larger size is great - luckily, I got them 6-12 months.

Many pretty things at my lovely craft blog, www.Lindsey23.typepad.com
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