On the 12 Days of Christmas my two love gave to me
8 Made to Milking
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 French Hens
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Porridge in a Pear Tree
Later on that evening while reflecting on this neglect of a childhood holiday favorite, the ‘sew crazy’ light bulb went off. What a great little gift idea, as well as a way to refresh my memory on this timeless classic.
Introducing the 12 Days of Christmas Onesies Set!
What do you need?
- A few packs of simple white Onesies (I used Gerber)
- A couple of boxes of RIT dye (I used Kelly Green and Scarlet)
- Scrap fabric and coordinating thread
- Embroidery Thread
- Fusible Interfacing
I wasn’t sure which route I was going to take when starting the project, which is why you see the 2 different versions of a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
I originally tried my free hand with a fabric marker,
because I have no patience for the stencil & paint version, but there are many different ways you can achieve this look and get perfection. I personally didn’t like the way the fabric marker bled a little bit. Hence, option number 2 – embroidery thread. This route takes much less time, which is important when you are trying to power your way through 12 different versions!
I used free hand to draw both images, but if you are looking for a pattern I found a great one at Craftown by Kim Kruzich at RetroMama. Click HERE for that pattern.
Creating these are simple:
First, follow the RIT dye instructions for your onesies. Second, apply your pattern to your fabric and interfacing and cut, then fuse interfacing onto your fabric partridge and pin in place onto your onesie.
Being careful not to sew the back of your onesie as well, sew around the edges (You can use zig zag stitches or straight stitches as the interfacing should cut down on fraying). Using your embroidery thread (I also use a little embroidery hoop here to help stabilize the fabric), stitch in your number. It helps to use a fabric marker to write on the number prior to stitching, so you have lines to follow.
And voila! You have the first day of Christmas done, which alone makes a great little gift for that baby in your life! Looking forward to sharing the next 12 days with you as we work our way through them…
I am very excited for this set. But who to give them to, now that is the question!