Today I came across some information about a crisis pregnancy center here in Dallas called BirthChoice. (www.birthchoicedallas.org).
After reading their mission statement and hearing that they are in need of baby items to give to new mothers, we ordered an assortment of solid-color baby clothes and hooded towels from one of our diaper suppliers. In about a week we will be getting in 10 infant onesies, 6 hooded towels, and 8 baby layette gowns.
Need ideas for decorating? Here are some with links to fun tutorials I found.
-Dyeing. Check out iDye at JoAnn Fabrics or dharmatrading.com. You can dye items in your washing machine (and it doesn’t ruin your machine, we’ve tried it.)
– Embroidery or Applique. If you don’t have an embroidery machine you can cut out a piece of colored or printed fabric in the shape you want (I’ve done hearts before) and sew it on with stitches around the edges of the shape. Tutorial here: http://chickchicksewing.blogspot.com/2011/02/decorating-baby-onesies-and-clothing.html
-Fabric paint. Stencils or shaped sponges can make super cute designs! Tutorial here: http://www.needleandspatula.com/2011/04/baby-shower-activity-decorating-onesies.html
-Stamps! There’s a tutorial here: http://www.polliwogged.com/detail/decorate-baby-onesies-with-stamps
-Trim. Sew some lace onto a onesie’s rear to make a frilly, girly outfit. (Please avoid beads as they are a choking hazard.) Links to see ideas:
Ribbon onesies: http://www.poshbabycouture.com/category_50/Ribbon-Onesies.htm
Lacie Bum onesie: http://gabrielsgoodtidings.blogspot.com/2010/08/embellished-onesies.html
ps: sorry about the atrocious formatting of this post. WordPress was not cooperating and I’m tired of trying to figure it out.
Edited to add: If you are not local or don’t get a chance to come by the store, you can still participate! Just decorate your choice of baby item and mail it to us at Babies Bottoms and More, 2964 Mark Twain Dr, Farmers Branch TX 75234. We will be posting the end-date for the contest once we get our shipment of onesies.