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How To: Easy and Frugal Baby Gifts

One of my favorite crafts to do when I was little, and still do today, is embroidery. This craft enables the creator to do something simple or exquisite, and since I love to dress plain things up just a little bit, this is a great way to go about it! A few tools one will need are:
*an embroidery pattern or pencil (if getting pattern, one also needs an iron to iron it on)
*A pair of scissors
*An embroidery hoop, needle (also called Crewel), and some colored Floss
*whatever object you'd like to embroider on (shown here are plain gerber onesies)
These can be a simple gift to a pregnant co-worker, a far away expecting friend, or a set for an in-the-family mother.
Trace or iron-on your transfer, set the embroidery hoop tightly around your picture (NOT both sides! Just one side or you'll stitch them together!), thread your needle and cut a long piece. Knot the end, and go through the object from the inside to the out. Follow these simple directions (from the folks at Threadbanger!) and you'll be set to just 'trace' along your picture with the needle! It may take some practice, but this is one of the easiest and cheapest hobbies around!
Enjoy the simple and beautiful outcome! (Made for two expectant (and new) knitting mamas)

These are for my little Peanut Lady! I love unicorns, and rainbows, and there is no better place to get awesome iron-on transfers than Sublime Stitching!! I LOVE all their designs!


Check out my last finished knit: Baby Legwarmers over at BabyMast

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Chimera Crochet said…
Great suggestion! Me and my mom did sushi ones on Elsa's onsies! Oh and some retro kitties too! Fun!
Lori said…
Nice! Very cute Sarah!! I haven't checked your blog in a little bit and I wanted to tell you how AWESOME the placemat idea is. I think I'm going to make a couple for the boys as well! Isaiah isn't quite old enough, but he's not getting any younger... :)
becklaw said…
Oh my goodness. Don't tell anyone but you just gave me my favorite baby gift ever and I'm going to order some stuff from Sublime Stitching! Wow, thank you so much. I will reiterate myself in a hand written note, but just know how much I LOVE and appreciate you making this adorable rainbow onesie for my lulubelle, along with the adorable Bamboo leg warmers. So soft and comfy! Can't wait til she's here to dress here in it!
love, beck

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