I created a pattern for a bird to applique on a onesie and wanted to add something else to it, so I followed the tutorial on Crap I've Made to put ruffles on the butt of the onesie. Her tutorial shows how to do it with or without a serger - and it's super easy to follow.
If you want the pattern for the bird, you can download the PDF that I created here.
I'd never used a serger before and was a bit scared to as well. But I ventured over to my Mother-in-Law's house to try this on her's. It was fun - and easier than I had thought. My mom had a serger that my Grandma had given her, so after I made these ruffles, I "borrowed" my mom's serger. She doesn't know she's not getting it back for a long time :) Luckily for him, my son is too big to fit into this onesie to model it.
- wonder under
- sewing machine
- Iron the wonder under to the under side of the fabric you'll be cutting out.
- Trace your pattern onto the paper side of the fabric/wonder under piece and cut out
- Peel off the paper backing from the wonder under
- Iron the shape onto your desired shirt/item
- Top stitch around the edges of your pieces to add a little protection when it's washed