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Date: 2/6/14 3:52 PM

I'm going to be a Grandma in April and am so excited to sew for my new DGD. Trouble is I know nothing about babies ( I was blessed with my DD when she was 13). I'm making a quilt and receiving blankets, but I don't know what to do for newborn clothes. I'd like to start by embroidering some onesies. Any advice on where to buy rtw blanks and what type of fabric to look for? I probably sound dumb asking this question, but as I said I know absolutely nothing about babies. I'm so excited about my first so any and all advice would be appreciated.

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Date: 2/6/14 4:17 PM

If I were you, I would buy onesies in different sizes. Depending on how big or small the baby is. IMO the newborn size is useless. So go with a few 0-3 and 3-6 and 6-12. Carters is a good brand for blank onesies. I also did a whole bunch of t-shirt transfers for my little one when she was an infant. They cracked me up every time she wore them. If you buy them online, you can sometimes even find them in different colors. If you're looking for stores which carry them try walmart, targert, kmart. Otherwise online you can get them at Amazon.com

Hope this helps and Congrats!

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Date: 2/7/14 10:46 AM

I would not machine embroider on onsies. An infant's skin is very tender and the scratchy embroidery on the back can irritate.

Look on www.allaboutblanks.com for lots of baby stuff to embroider on. I would go for a hooded towel, great for wrapping a squirming baby in after a bath. You can embroider on that with no problems for baby.

Hope this helps.
-- Edited on 2/7/14 11:11 AM --

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Date: 2/8/14 1:28 AM

Look on youtube for some tutorials about making (decorating) prefolded diapers for burp cloths.

And congratulations! My 2nd grandson is due March 5. :)

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Date: 2/8/14 8:32 AM

Congratulations on the the GB. I did embroider on the onsies but it was on her bottom where the diaper was to prevent the irritation on the skin. There is a backing called dream weave (I think) that is an iron on after you finish the embroidery to cover the threads on the inside as well, but depending on how sensitive the baby's skin is that too might irritate the skin. How exciting and have fun. My DIL loved the embroidery work and actually came up with some sayings.

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Date: 2/8/14 8:32 AM

Congratulations on the the GB. I did embroider on the onsies but it was on her bottom where the diaper was to prevent the irritation on the skin. There is a backing called dream weave (I think) that is an iron on after you finish the embroidery to cover the threads on the inside as well, but depending on how sensitive the baby's skin is that too might irritate the skin. How exciting and have fun. My DIL loved the embroidery work and actually came up with some sayings.
Oops sorry for the double post... :-(
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Date: 2/8/14 9:23 AM

Congratulations! I became a grandma for the first time last year - it's actually what got be back into sewing regularly. One thing I made for my grandson that has gotten a lot of use is baby-sized washcloths. Most of the ones available in stores are very flimsy. I made double-sided ones with a lightweight terrycloth on one side and a lightweight microfibre on the other. Just stitched, turned and topstitched around the edge. I made 2 dozen and that was not too many!

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Date: 2/8/14 9:37 AM

Quote: sew4grands

Look on www.allaboutblanks.com for lots of baby stuff to embroider on.


I agree. They have a lot of great things, not horribly expensive but not discounted, either.The SewphisticatedStitcher has a good selection of blanks and, like AllAboutBlanks, I have been a happy customer of both.
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Date: 2/8/14 9:57 AM

I didn't make many clothes for our granddaughter because I knew the baby showers would yield a lot, and they did! I focused on sleepers and burp cloths. Those are fun to make, especially the burp cloths because of all the various ways to fancy them up with ribbon or fabric hems, as well as machine embroider and/or monogram them.

If the baby is a girl, there are always onesie dresses. They are always a hit, especially with college or pro sports team fabrics. Click here for free instructions from Onesie Dress by Parksbird Patterns

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Date: 2/8/14 10:58 PM

WOW!! Thanks for all the suggestions, advice and links. I hadn't thought about the embroidery irritating baby skin. And yes I should probably start with larger sizes. My daughter is a big woman and she comes from big people so I'm guessing DGD with be a big baby. DD was 9lb 15 oz and 23". I love the onesie skirt as she get a little older. She'll be a summer baby in a hot climate so I can see her wearing these on hot days. I found this ruffled onesie and I was worried about irritation, but if the ruffles were kept over the diaper I think they'd be fun.Link.
Thanks for the links to other fun items, I just want to have fun making things. The knowledge and generosity of PR members never ceases to amaze me. And congrats to the other grandmas and grandmas to be. I've waited a long time to join the club.

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Cricket - Bernina Artista 730e - Steady, Smart and Sweet
Renee - Berina 1150MDA - My Tiny Dancer

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