It feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve stitched something fun. Oh don’t get me wrong, I love my job but many times my stitching details are more technical than creative. But recently I was creating a baby shower gift. The theme was baseball – both parents are huge Texas Rangers fans. I haven’t had that much fun in my sewing room in ages. And it didn’t take much: two packs of diapers, six yards of ribbon, two onesies and some fabric scraps. First I created the onesie designs in software. I used Perfect Embroidery Pro to create the lettering in the rope frame and the monogram for the tie.
The two-tier diaper cake was a blast. I made three patches with buttonholes for decorating the tiers. Two were on vinyl: Worth the Wait and Our Little Slugger while the monogram patch is fabric. Next, I layered two ribbons: 3” denim and 2” gingham with skinny strips of fusible web. I learned long ago that gift recipients who do not sew, are absolutely NOT offended by fusible web! So I didn’t waste any time stitching the layers. Then I threaded the skinny grosgrain ribbon through the buttonholes on the patches and fused it to the gingham ribbon.
The Worth the Wait patch is wrapped around a dollar store popcorn container that fits into the center of the diaper ring. To finish the top, I added crinkled brown paper strips and a pair of sneakers.
The onesies and a couple of purchased baby items were stashed into blue gift bags. Simple red/white stripe paper pennants finished it off. Oh my, what fun!
How much fun have you had in your sewing room lately?