Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Baby "Cupcake" Mini-Tutorial

Ok apparently I have a back log of posts to write because I really have been doing quite a bit of sewing.  So the first project I want to share with you is this bib panel.

I’m not a big fan of pre printed projects.  Really I’m just not that great at following lines and directions.  But I love how this panel is pretty gender neutral, and thought it would make a quick gift or several for a mother-to-be.

This panel coupled with some coordinating fabric and velcro made 6 bibs.  I followed the direction but I did try using batting in some of my bibs and I liked the extra thickness it gave them.  Also make sure to notch around the neckline before you turn the bib so it will lay nice and flat.

So now for the cool part… In addition to the bibs there are also small and large squares which could be appliquéd on things.  To make 2 very cute little gifts I appliquéd a smaller square on a onesie and a larger square on a pre-folded cloth diaper to make a burp cloth.

For the onesie I folded it in half and rolled it up with the middle coming up into a point.

Then I fastened one bib and folded it like an accordion (3 folds total.) 

I then wrapped it around the base of the onesie, pinned it and voila! A cupcake!

I did the same thing with the burp cloth only before you roll it fold it to quarter of its original width.

To finish of my “cupcakes” I cut out a holder from cardstock using my Silhouette and then topped each with a pom-pom for the cherry. 

I then wrapped them in plastic and tied a ribbon around the top.  And you have one cute little gift for any mother-to-be!
Happy Sewing!

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