DIY: Appliqued Tie Onesie

For Daisy’s shower (posted yesterday), we really wanted to incorporate something that just screamed “BOY!” So, when we can across this Appliqued Tie Onesie post (courtesy of Char from the Crap I’ve Made blog), we just had to use it. Our friend, Michele, took on the challenge and produced these beauties:    

Below are the instructions from the post. To view the entire tutorial (complete with images), head over to the original post.


  • Baby bodysuit or tee
  • Tie pattern (download Char’s Tie Pattern pdf)
  • Fabric scrap for tie – you could get away with as little as 4″ X 8″ or 5″ X 6″ if you’re cutting the tail piece at an angle.
  • Wonder Under, same sized as your fabric
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine or hand sewing needle (optional)

Instructions: Fuse Wonder Under to wrong side of fabric using the directions on the product. Print tie pattern and cut out…the tail portion measures approximately 5.5″ from top to point and 3″ wide at the widest point and the knot portion measures about 2″ wide at the top and is 1 3/8″ tall in the center. Trace both pieces onto Wonder Under paper backing. Depending on the print, you may want to rotate one piece 45 degrees.

Cut out. Remove paper backing.

Line the “knot” piece of the tie up with the neckline of the shirt and center it. I like to slide it under the neckline a tiny bit. You might want to just touch the top of the knot with your iron to keep it from moving but BE SURE not to iron down the bottom edge of the knot. Slip the “tail” piece of the tie under the knot piece about 1/4″.  Fuse both pieces to the shirt.

Technically, you can stop here. But if you’d like to go the extra mile and sew the tie in place, make sure to check out Char’s full instructions here.


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