Sweet Baby Gifts made with HeatnBond Soft Stretch

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Baby Gift With HeatnBond Soft Stretch by Tamara Tripodi

Hey, all! It’s been awhile! I took a little break from designing while I moved and got situated. Now I am back at it and today and I have a super sweet and easy baby gift idea to share using the fabulous Heat n Bond® Soft Stretch Lite. I seriously love this stuff. It’s so light weight and

Hey, all! It’s been awhile! I took a little break from designing while I moved and got situated. Now I am back at it and today and I have a super sweet and easy baby gift idea to share using the fabulous Heat n Bond® Soft Stretch Lite. I seriously love this stuff. It’s so light weight and perfect to use on children’s clothing items.

SUPPLIES:

Baby gown/bodysuit, etc. Anything you want to decorate! I also did a burp cloth that I embroidered with ‘baby’ beforehand.

Therm o Web Heat n Bond® Soft Stretch Lite

Buttons

Aurifil Thread and Needle

Fabric (scraps are perfect)

Manual die cut machine (I used a Sizzix Big Shot) You can also use a digital die cutting machine with a fabric blade such as a Silhouette.

Dies of choice (I used a bird – Sizzix ‘Bird’ by Eileen Hull and some daisies – Sizzix Bigz Tattered Florals) The thick dies work best as the thin dies have a harder time cutting through the double fabric and Heat n Bond.

Baby Gift Project Instructions:

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I started out by cutting the birds and all my flowers. I wanted a 3D look to the flowers and achieved this by sandwiching the Heat n Bond between two pieces of fabric.

Iron Heat n Bond to one piece, peel the backing off, then iron another piece of fabric over the Heat n Bond. Both sides will have fabric with the Heat n Bond in the middle holding them together. So easy and it holds up well in the wash.

(It’s hard to see in the pics, but the fabric layer I am holding has Heat n Bond® Soft Stretch applied) The edges can fray a bit and I actually like the look, but if you rather it not fray, just lightly go over the cut raw edges with a fray stopper. Easy!

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Run the fabric through your die cutter. You’ll want two flower pieces per flower. For the bird, I did not double up the fabric to the body as I planned to bond it directly to the baby gown as shown below. The wing piece for the bird is done just like the flowers for the 3D look.

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I started on the baby gown first. Peel the paper backing off the bird and set it into place; iron down making sure all the edges are secure.

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I did a zig-zag stitched around the edges of the bird’s body. I just thought it was a cute touch and added to the shabby chic look.

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Time to hand sew the flowers and buttons on. Since this is a baby gift you’ll want to really get them secure! Continue process until all items have been decorated! When complete you’ll have a beautiful handmade baby gift. Grab some cute packaging, tie a ribbon around it, add a card and you’re set!

This technique can be used for so many things! How fun would it be to get the kiddos together and have a shirt decorating party and they can cut out and stick on their own designs!

Thanks for stopping by! See ya next time!

-Tamara

1 Comment on Baby Gift With HeatnBond Soft Stretch by Tamara Tripodi

  1. eileen hull
    July 7, 2017 at 11:35 pm (3 months ago)

    Love this Tamara- so adorable!

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