Thursday, September 17, 2009

Onsie Fun

This is a 2 day project; dye the first day, decorate the second day!

Onsies or shirt
Large bowl or sink
Felt or fabric
Liquid Stitch or Sewing Machine

I just followed the instruction on the dye package. I used velvet black, flamingo pink and purple. After I dyed them I washed them to make sure the didn't bleed after I applied my applique. I just let them air dry.

Next I cut all my applique's. Place a piece of wax paper inside the shirt. Then using the liquid stitch glue on your felt or fabric. Place something heavy on-top of the design to apply pressure. Let dry for 24 hours. I have never used liquid stitch so I am not sure how well it will hold up. If you are worried about it just sew it on instead.

Note: I like the uneven color created by dying the shirts. If you don't you may have to dye your onesies twice or leave them in longer.

For the ruffled onesie I used this tutorial:

Friday, September 4, 2009

A different kind of Tie Dye

You will need:
90% alcohol (put in a spray bottle)
color permanent markers
white t-shirt
(you can even apply to different things, like canvas bags)
This type of tie-dye is a little different. First, you choose a design. Next, put some cardboard inside the shirt. Draw your design using dots (for example, instead of drawing with lines, I drew dots in a heart shape). You can even just do dots all over the shirt and create a traditional tie dye look. Then, you put 90% alcohol in a spray bottle and saturate the design area, leaving the shirt flat, until dry. This way it can distribute evenly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chair Cover

I found this chenille fabric online for super cheap! it's durable and great to cover up my white micro fiber chairs. I designed this simple cover so that I can remove it anytime and wash it. I can just velcro on the straps on the back of the chair.
I used a thin material for making the pattern. I traced on top of the material over the chair and cut out the pattern, then the fabric. then I measured the sides of the chairs to know the length I wanted and the width of the chair. The concept wasn't difficult, although putting all of them together is going to be a little time consuming. In the end, it will be nice to put the booster chairs on top and not have to worry about the ruining the chairs.
I'm sure these covers in the stores cost much more than it did for me to make them :)