Today, let’s do something for the boys; I don’t usually have much in the realm of infant boy clothes. In a previous post, I wrote about how adding a faux tie makes a darling look for little boys, and when I wrote that I was sincere. Naturally, I had to give it a try for my onesie embellishment series, but I was going to make it my version of the tie onesie. I’ve seen a lot of “tie” onesies on Etsy and even other places online, other tutorials, etc., but I’ve never seen a tie that actually flopped like a tie. Maybe there’s a reason that I don’t know yet, but I decided my tie tutorial was going to flap like a real tie! Ha, ha! So here it goes:
You will need:
- plain, prewashed onesie
- coordinating fabric for the tie pieces
- sewing machine
- coordinating thread
- fabric scissors
- fusible interfacing (such as heat n’ bond)
- sew-in interfacing (or you can use more fusible if you want)
To start, I made my pattern. Because the bottom part of my tie was going to “flap,” my pattern had to be in two parts. So I have my “knot” part and my “flap” part below. I needed to cut out one knot piece from fabric and one piece from my fusible interfacing; my flap piece needed two pieces from the fabric and one piece from the sew-in interfacing (hence the notes below). I’ve created a template for the ties pieces that you can download here.
After I cut out my template, I cut out my pieces. The sew-in interfacing for the “flap” part, as I’m calling it, is mainly for stability and structure.
For the flap part of my tie, I sandwiched the interfacing between the tie pieces and sewed all the way around. Then I pinned it on my plain white onesie and zig-zagged it in place (as it’s diagrammed below) to keep it really secure. The edges will fray some, but I kinda like how that looks.
Then I ironed on my fusible interfacing to the piece of fabric for the knot according to the package instructions.
Then I cut out the knot shape, tucked it under the neckline as best I could, and ironed it onto the onesie so it overlapped the zig-zagged part of the tie. Then I just sewed around the edge of the knot piece, mainly for looks.
And there it is!
Here is my little model, she even models boys clothes on occasion!
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