As you know I was on the hunt to create a new Gator outfit for my sweet Averee. In the process I discovered how EASY it is to make a super cute fabric flower that can be used as a hair accessory or a super cute applique (Hey even mom could wear it!)
Here's the easy step by step "How to":
To start measure out a piece of fabric 20 inch x 2.5 inch
Once the fabric is cut fold piece in half (length wise) and hot glue seam together.
Then take your piece of fabric and slowly fold it in a circle around itself (use either hot glue or sew to hold in place...It is definitely easier with hot glue. I do recommend sewing the button on though if you have a baby/toddler who puts EVERYTHING in their mouth. I would love a visit from you but would prefer it to not be on the pediatric floor of the hospital. :))
Add a button or any other piece to the center and then add a clip to the back (I prefer alligator clips...easier to use with little ones :) )
For the onsie just take a small piece of ribbon and sew a loop onto the onsie wherever you would like the applique to be.
Great thing about this is the applique is interchangeable and the onsie is washable! I dont' know about you but with my little monkey this is a MUST.
And here's the final product!
Where did I learn to do this? Well I wish I could say that I was just that creative but I learned it from this incredible blog that I love. http://www.landofthemisfittoyz.blogspot.com/
Her name is Michelle and her daughters name is Avery (hehe no wonder I love her blog right?!?) She has incredible tutorials that are all super easy to follow and are really cute and fun! I would highly recommend that you check out her site!
Coming up next....how to create a tie onsie/shirt and then the super cute cupcake onsie!
It did take me 3 tries until I was satisfied for my fabric flowers :) but I think one of my favorite things about them is they are all unique and each one is a little bit different! Happy Crafting!