While cleaning up my studio recently (packing it up, but that’s another story) I came across a pack of onesies that I bought who knows when. They were size 6-9 months, which happens to be Ceci’s size right now. Hello, appliqué opportunity!
Being all about hand stitching knits right now, the first thing that popped into my mind was stitching some fun appliqué onto the front of these using my knit scraps. I know appliquéd onesies are nothing new, but I am so in love with these. Using knit on knit makes all the difference.
What makes these even more special is that some of the knit fabrics are from outgrown clothes. The little birdie was made using bits from 2 pairs of leggings and hat. I’ve been putting Ceci’s outgrown clothes aside with the intention of turning them into something. Once the onesies are outgrown, I plan to use the appliqué for something else, giving it a whole new life once again.
I didn’t do anything special to prepare the appliqué other than pin it onto the onesie. I used Lizbeth cotton thread and a backstitch to attach. Making these was such a sweet, satisfying project. You can be sure that more of these will be made in the future.
As you can see, I think Ceci approves!