Sunday, June 12, 2011

Give Me A Seven!

Baby Shirt

Little personalized t-shirts are a great gift, but I feel like I need something to go with it.  When you don't have time to make a quilt, what else is a fun sewing project for a new baby?

I made this onesie for a special friend using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 and a Schmetz ball point needle.  Did you know that knit fabrics can run like pantyhose if you get a hole in it?  Not good!  A ball point needle has a rounded tip and pushes the t-shirt fibers aside instead of piercing them like universal and sharp needles.

The fabric is by Heather Ross.  It's from an out of print line called, Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries.  I love it so much!!  The sketched wildflowers are sweet and the cotton is incredibly soft.  I was excited to see it again as part of Heather's new line, Far, Far Away III (preview here).

9 comments:

  1. Very cute. If you were making a t-shirt quilt, would you also use a ball point needle?

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  2. Non-quilt baby gifts to sew? hmm...

    KIMONO SHOES: http://www.allcrafts.net/f.asp?url=www.homespun-threads.com/patterns/kimonoshoes.pdf

    STROLLER ACCESSORY BAGS: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/stroller.html

    WASHCLOTH PUPPETS:
    http://www.allcrafts.net/f.asp?url=replay.waybackmachine.org/20040803152532/http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/esb_washpuppet.html

    HOODED TOWEL:
    http://www.allcrafts.net/fjs.htm?url=sewing.about.com/od/babyshowergiftsewing/ss/aababytowel.htm

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  3. Thanks for the tip on the needles. I would have never known. Love that fabric by the way!

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  4. Cute!! I know someone expecting triplets,so maybe some little Ts would be a good gift. Thanks!

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  5. that is a cute fabric! oh, and i have a contest going on at my blog~only 4 signed up so far! it's for $20 gift cert.

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  6. I love this! What font did you use?

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  7. Hi Elena, this was for a group project and they sent me a file. They used a font called "gungsuh" but I googled it and can't find it anywhere.

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  8. They should just reprint the entire line of fabric. Many people love it.

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