Rainbows are h-o-t right now aren't they! But now that I think about, they've always been in style. Rainbows are just one of those iconic images we just can't get enough of. [remember Rainbow Bright, Care Bears, and that cute belt I had in 1st grade ;)]I wanted to get in on all the rainbow fun! The ol' brain came up with this idea on night while lying in bed, one of the great places inspiration hits for me (sadly, the shower doesn't have the same effect!). As you can see from the picture above I made 3 of these little guys, each in a different way. To keep it simple I'll go through the basics of getting the little rainbow dots ready and then detail the differences later.
Start by gathering supplies.
- For all three designs you'll need:
Fabric scraps in rainbow colors
No Sew fabric bond - (Stitch witchery, heat n'bond or if choosing the sewing option you could use fix-spray)
1.5" circle template (I used large thread spool)
A little baby to wear it!
- Additional Supplies for 9 patch
Embroidery thread or crochet thread
Large eye needle
- Additional Supplies for Sewn Rainbow Onesie
Fix Spray (optional for holding down rainbow dots)
|To start any of the onesie designs trace a 1.5" (approximately) template|
9 times onto freezer paper and cut out circles
|Dry iron freezer paper circles to fabric|
|Cut out circles and remove freezer paper|
|Trace template again onto a no-sew binder like heat n' bond|
|Rainbow pieces all cut out ready to bond|
|When bonding, follow the manufactures instructions. |
But remember to get the 'sticky' side bonded first, not the
shiny protective film side.
|Rainbow dot and no-sew bond lined up|
|The heat n' bond I used calls for a damp press |
cloth and wool iron setting.
(but follow your directions)
Do not rub back and forth, just let it sit for 10 seconds.
Flip the dot and repeat.
|Rainbow dots 1st bond done. |
See the shiny side, we'll peel that part off next.
|Once it has cooled completely roll between|
your fingers shiny sides together. You'll hear
a crinkle start, then really crinkle it up in the middle
till the film starts to release on the edges.
Be careful not to fray the edges when doing this.
|Use a straight line and circle to get the|
arrangement of your pieces just right.
|Do the heat and bond thing again.|
|Presto! A super cute little baby rainbow onesie!|
I can hardly stand how cute this is!
|Add interfacing to the inside of the onesie|
(according to instructions)
roughly the same size as your rainbow or 9 patch
|Sew close to the edges with a tight zig-zag stitch|
I've found with circles a smaller stitch works better.
Stitch all the way around, then go back and
catch the inside edges which are missed
(as seen in the picture above)
|A baby rainbow! Notice my stitches around are a little off|
That's Okay, Baby J doesn't mind!
|Could he be any cuter?|
|Add interfacing to the inside|
|Do the heat n' bond thing again|
|Break out the embroidery thread, or|
any heavier weight thread you've got.
|Stitch around the circle a few times and|
presto! You're done!
|As promised, super cutie-patootie rainbow onesies!|
|A boy and his dog!|
Thanks so much for checking out my tutorial! I had so much fun putting this together for you! I hope you try it out and that your little one loves it too!