As I'm sure many have seen there are quite a few ideas going around as to how one can dress up simple baby onesies. Some friends of mine recently had an adorable baby girl and so I decided to try out an idea I'd had for some faux chenille applique.
I'd first seen the faux chenille technique over at Aesthetic Nest when she used it to make this baby blanket:
I first experimented with it in pillow form and loved the results so I wanted to experiment with it on a smaller scale in creating some texture to applique.
Below is the:
Faux-Chenille Applique Tutorial
- 5 pieces of coordinating flannel
- size only matters when you consider what size of shape is that you would like to make your applique piece
- if you do not want as thick a look (or a more full) look you can use less (but I wouldn't use less than three layers) or more (although I think more than 5 might get too thick)
- coordinating thread color
- you will see that my thread color is coordinating for some of the fabrics but contrasting for others which I was fine with, I'm not fond of changing thread
- a onesie (or shirt/clothing item)
- cookie cutter or shape you want to trace for the applique