Friday, October 19, 2012

Felt Applique Onise {tutorial}

I saw the cutest little fox hoodie on Etsy where the fox is coming out of the front pockets (view it here).
I thought it was so cute I couldn't resist trying it out for myself but I didn't have a hoodie on hand so I thought I'd try it out on an 18 month old onsie.
A word to the wise, this would be much harder to do on a size smaller than 12 months.

 Since I didn't come up with this little fox myself I didn't feel like it was fair to give away the pattern but I will show you how I constructed the onsie.

Here's what you'll need:
A Onsie in the size you need
A few pieces of felt in the colors you want to use 
Poster board
Pencil
Marker
Sewing machine
Thread

 This first thing I did was draw the fox onto some poster board and cut it out checking the placement and scale on the onsie.

 Next I cut the fox apart.

 I used the parts to trace onto the felt.

 Then put them together here to see what it will look like.

 I first sewed on the eyes and nose. The eyes really don't require much.

 Then I laid the fox out to get an idea of where I wanted it to sit.

 I pinned the body in place and stitched around the edges.

 Then I pinned and stitched the face.

Then I pinned and stitched the ears.
Do the same for the tail and you're done!



Happy Crafting!

5 comments:

  1. This might be the stupidest question ever but did you hand stitch or use your machine? It looks like you used a machine and if you did then how the heck did you get it under there? This is so adorable and my SIL just found out she is having a girl, this little onsie is a must make :)

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    1. Hey! I machine stitched it. I realize now that I failed to show a picture of me doing that part. It would be very tricky to pull this off with a onsie smaller than 12months because there's not a lot of room to get it under the sewing foot without getting other parts of the onsie stuck in there too. If you want to do this on a smaller size than I recommend you cut the sides open on the onsie add the applique and then sew the sides back together. That will be much easier! Good luck!

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  2. This is adorable! I'm always so impressed with all the fun things you come up with and try!

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  3. Love! What type of felt do you use?

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    1. Hi Scarlett, The felt was nothing special, just some I purchased at JoAnn's. I'm not sure how it holds up over time...

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