Last Friday was Breast Cancer Awareness Day at my son's school. I thought, perfect opportunity to try out one of those crafts I've seen on Pinterest - Tie Onesie (or tshirt in our case)!
I did look at several blogs & Etsy shops before attempting my own creation. I ended up using a variation of the steps from haute apple pie and mrs. wigglebottom as these two contained my favorite elements.
Here's what I'd like to remember about making this tie shirt -
- tshirt or onesie
- about 10" x 3" of fabric for the tie
- Steam-A-Seam (or another kind of iron-on fabric adhesive)
- pattern (I used this one)
- fabric scissors
- sewing machine (optional)
- Iron the tshirt, then set it aside.
- Iron the tie fabric, then turn it pattern side down.
- Peal off one side of the Steam-A-Seam (you may need to cut it to size first).
- Place the sticky side on the non-pattern side of the tie fabric.
- Run the iron over a couple times.
- Cut out your pattern.
- Trace the pattern onto the Steam-A-Seam (paper still on this side).
- Cut out the tie.
- If you choose to, sew the knot to the flap end of the tie. (I would skip this step if I did it again. I think it looks more tie-like to overlap the knot onto the tshirt in which case sewing isn't necessary).
- Peal off the remaining side of Steam-A-Seam.
- Fold in the edges (about 1/4").
- Iron down the edge if they aren't sticking well.
- Place the two tie pieces, pattern side up, onto the tshirt. DON'T press down yet.
- Once you get the placing just about right, move the tail piece up and under the know piece just slightly. (if you've sewn the pieces together, skip this step)
- Once you're happy with the placing of the tie, iron it down according to the package directions.
- Optional step (recommended if you intend for your child to wear the shirt a lot) - sew around the edges. I used a contrasting thread and a tight zig-zag stitch. This was challenging and I don't love the way it turned out. If I make another one of these, I will skip sewing or use a thread similar in color to the tie and do a simple straight stitch around the edge.
Pictures to further illustrate the steps: