Quick Applique Onesies

My friend’s have a new nephew and he is named WOLFIE! Ooh! They asked me to make a little set of onesies to send out to LA, where that babe resides, and this is what I came up with:

In the above image I decided to keep the wolf a silhouette – no matter how I tried to put a face on it, it looked sinister. 

Super Wolfie!

And of course, baying at the moon.  I’m happy with the colors and the way they turned out.  I didn’t photograph my steps, but I can explain it just as well, it is that easy.

What you”ll need:

– lightweight fusible web

– iron

– fabric you like (cotton is best for babes)

– thread to go with fabric – contrasting or not

– clip art, templates, cookie cutters, or whatever you want to make


  1. Fuse the web to the back of the fabric you want to use.  Before peeling away the paper backing, draw the shape you want to cut out.  Then, cut it out.
  2. Peel the paper backing and fuse it to the front of the onesie.  This will hold it in place while you stitch it on.
  3. Set your machine to a small zig zag stitch and decrease the pressure of your foot if there are a lot of curvy bits to your design. Decreasing the pressure will allow you to move your fabric and follow the raw edge of the applique.  The idea is to have the zigzag stitch encase this raw edge by stitching on the applique design and then off onto the onesie fabric, etc. etc.
  4. If you want to add another layer on your applique, do the same thing as above – fuse web to the fabric, peel paper backing, and fuse in place where you want it, then stitch.  Easy peasy.

This is a great quick gift that can be made with fabric scraps and ready-made onesies.

This entry was posted by nicoleblum.

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