Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesdays Tips- Tackle those onesies!

You guys!
I've been getting so many emails thanking me for the embroidery machine tutorials.

It's really sweet and it totally makes my day to know that
1. I'm not just talking to myself here
2. I am actually helping you guys and making sense and
3. I'm not wasting my time taking all the pictures and writing up the tutorial!

So... I thought I would do another one for ya'll today who are still having trouble hooping those onesies!

Okay... this is how I do it.
First, gather supplies: cut away stabilizer, spray adhesive, pins, onesie to be embroidered

Then- hoop stabilizer and stitch the first part of the design on the stabilizer only
This gives you a guide to where you want to line up your onesie with the design.

Next, spray the stabilizer heavily with spray adhesive.

Turn your onesie inside out and take it to the ironing board.

Now find the center of the onesie and iron a crease in that fold.

Don't worry if there is a big crease... it doesn't matter.
Then line up that center fold line with the center arrows on your hoop.
Make sure you are placing the onesie where you want the design to be.
In this case, the top of the onesie doesn't go to the top of my hoop.
That's okay. It should stick good with the spray adhesive.

And you will pin around the perimeter of the hoop.
Make sure the onesie is laying straight- but don't stretch it out as you pin.

Sorry that photo is horribly blurry... but you get it, right?

Hook your embroidery hoop onto the machine and it will look like this.

Then push the bottom of the onesie up over the top of the hoop.

Then, holding the onesie open- continue embroidery/appliqueing as you normally would a RTW garment.

Now, you should be able to do those onesies in no time!
Come on! Tackle those onesies!

I hope that helps ladies.
Thank you so much for the kind emails and let me know if there is anything else you would like to see in Tuesday's Tips. I'll do my best to help!


Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

wow - I always just hoop the onesie, but it's a struggle - I never thought to set it on top....

CLEddy said...

Thanks for the tips. I have had trouble getting my appliques straight on the onesies. Will try this method. Love your tips.

BConky said...

Great tutorial

craftmom said...

thanks so much for sharing this!

The Layne Family said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Saks said...

I knew there had to be a better way than trying to hoop the onesie. Off to buy some RTW items tomorrow to give it a try. Thanks so much for the tips.

Rowanmayfairs said...

I've done many onesies with my machine, but I did learn some new stuff here today !!

Will have to give ironing them a try..I've always lined up the center tag/graphic with the center mark on my hoop :)

Stitching the 1st part out doesn't always work..I stitched out a design yesterday that didn't start in the center. It started on one side and worked its way to the other side. But still a great idea !!

Thank you !!

Leslie R. said...

Thank you! I went to about 20 sites and still couldn't understand how to do it, until I found yours! Very easy to follow!

eetomost said...

I always just "prayed" that the shirt was centered and ALWAYS used sticky sulky stablizer. I LOVE the idea of stitching the design first on the stablizer!!! I can't wait to do all those onsies now!! awesome!

Betty said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I never would have thought to put the onsie on top of the hoop. My first onsie using your method turned out wonderfully!

Connie said...

Oh My Gosh! I've been struggling!!! Thank you so much for your time and for sharing this wonderful tutorial!!!!

Connie said...

Oh My Gosh! I've been struggling!!! Thank you so much for your time and for sharing this wonderful tutorial!!!!

Cheryll.1977@yahoo.com said...

Thank you so much for showing how to do this. I'm trying it for the first time for my granddaughter that will be here this Thursday. I was trying to figure out how to do it and decided to look on pinterest and found your post....it helps! I love how you show pictures along with the instructions. I like being able to see what someone is talking about.