If you’re like me and can’t bear to part with your fabric scraps, onesie appliqué is a fun way to use them. Of course, in my case, actually using something from my disastrous scrap heap only serves to justify future hoarding, as in, “See! I knew there was a reason I didn’t throw this (or anything else, ever) away!” Be careful, this is the mentality that can land you on an episode of Hoarders.
Anyway, a good friend just shared the news that she’s expecting twins in April, so I rifled through my scraps and made a pair of congratulatory onesies.
These were as easy as following the directions on the package of Steam-a-Seam – just cut out your shapes, iron them on, and stitch around the edges by machine (I did the squirrel by hand since he was so tiny).
Everything but the faux bois tree trunks were cut from scraps of Lila’s School Days Coat lining. I saved every. little. piece. of that fabric when I made the coat – I just love that Kokka print, and I knew there had to be a future for some of those precious scraps.
I tried to be gender neutral….if there’s a boy in the mix, hopefully he’s secure enough in his masculinity to wear a couple of pink apples on his shirt.
And to package them up I made a little drawstring bag (a mini version of Dana’s Hobo Sack) out of linen.
Maybe I should take this opportunity to organize my scrap bin…any tips? By color? By size? Straight into the trash can?