Last week, Nicole posted about how she transformed her kitchen from drab to fab on my blog. As great as it looks in the pictures, it's even better in person! Everytime I see them, it makes me want to paint my cabinets. This week, I get to post a little tutorial about how I made some ruffle bumsies for a slew of baby showers.
So, let's get started!
Ruffle Bumsies How To
If you aren't making your babies bums ruffly by now, here's how I made mine. Now you have no excuses to not ruffle that darling round baby rump.
Here's what you will need:
- Onesies of your choice. I simply used a package of white onesies, but there are some colored $3 onesies at Wal-Mart. I found that out after I made mine.
- Several different fat quarters to choose from.
- Scissors and/or cutting mat and rotary cutter.
- Sewing machine
And here's how I did mine:
3. Next, turn your sewing machine's tension up and the length of your stitches as long as you can. Leaving a long tail of thread, sew down the center of your strip. The fabric will ruffle as it is sewn. Be sure to leave a long tail of thread at the end too. I always test on a piece of scrap fabric to make sure it is working right. I don't like unpicking if I don't have too. Now your strips will look something like this.
4. Work your strips to the width of your onesie. Now would be a good idea to mark your onesie with straight lines with a fabric marker. This will help you keep your lines straight as you pin on the ruffles. I was feeling adventurous and didn't mark these lines. It has nothing to do with the fact that I didn't want to go and find said marker. Nothing.
5. Starting with your center ruffle, pin onto the onesie. Folding the raw edge down, sew down the center of the ruffle. Darling already!
6. Add your next ruffle above the first. I tried to make them as close as possible since when the onesie is on that cute round baby, the ruffles spread out and you can see the white peeking out in between the ruffles. Lifting the edge of the ruffle that was sewn down, pin the next ruffle in and sew down the center.
7. Repeat for the third ruffle and then TA-DA! You just made a darling ruffle bumsie!
*There are so many variations on this. You can use all the same fabric or multiple fabrics. You can make your widths of your ruffles smaller or bigger. You can have more than three ruffles. I think that this would be cute with five 1" ruffles smashed close together with the pinked edges. This would make one fluffy and ruffley bum!