Boys deserve Valentine's Day goodies too!
First of all, everything that could go wrong making this onesie DID, in fact, go wrong. My fusible failed and didn't stick to my onesie, my machine tension is all messed up and so my stitches look like crap, and Sawyer just learned to crawl yesterday and so most of my photos look like this:
I'm sharing with you despite these flaws because valentine's ideas for boys are so scarce! I'm hoping to finish valentine's shirts for Quinn and Riley this week as well, so stay tuned for those.
To make this shirt you need:
Robot fabric (I used Kona Ash)
Embroidery thread in red and black
Fusible web of your choice
First, I traced the template onto the the backing paper of my fusible (I used some sort of Heat 'n Bond). Then I fused it onto the Kona Ash and cut out my pieces.
Embroider the face, using black embroidery thread. I just did little dots for the eyes and used a backstitch to make the smile.
Using the body piece, I embroidered the outline of a heart. Then I ran thread underneath those outline stitches to create a raised effect.
Oh hey, ignore my ragged edged applique, okay? Thanks! You should cut yours really straight so your edges look nice and pretty!
After I was done, it looked like this:
Finally, fuse your robot to your shirt and stitch around the edge of each piece. I used a straight stitch, but you could do a zig-zag as well.