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Design by: CDeasey (1 Project)
Project skill level: advanced
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Wearables Thanksgiving Baby Gifts

Happy Thankgiving Onesie and Acorn Rattle

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Vinyl scrap 12 x 4
  • Palette Hybrid Ink - Burnt Umber
  • Palette Hybrid Ink - Cognac
  • Palette Hybrid Ink - Orangerie
  • Fabrico Marker - Tangerine
  • Baby Onesie
  • 2 Shades of brown fleece
  • Dk Brown Felt
  • 1/8" wide Grossgrain ribbon 3" long
  • Copic Marker E43
  • Gold Square Brad
  • Terrifically Tacky Tape 1/8" wide 3" lon
  • Glue Gun
  • Transfer tape or blue painter
  • 3 Ink Daubers
  • Snap for sewing
  • Brown Embroidery floss
  • Stuffing or fiber fill

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

To make the Onesie, wash & dry without fabric softner and place it on a small piece of cardboard. Using the Thanksgiving Squirrel Craft Room cut file, cut the 4 items from a sheet of vinyl. Number the items from left to right and then cut the 4 apart, leaving them on the backing sheet. Using #3 (has the open part for the tail swoop), remove the swoop from the tail. Cover the remaining #3 vinyl with transfer tape and then remove the item from the backing sheet. Place it on the onesie about 1" from the neckline centering it. Carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the only the swoop having the fabric show through. Load an ink dauber with Burnt Umber ink and pounce the ink onto the onesie fabric showing through the vinyl. If there is wet ink on the vinyl, carefully wipe it off or let it dry.
Cut the Acorn cut file in scrap cardstock or paper. Cut 3 of the bottom in medium brown fleece and 3 of the top in dark brown fleece. With brown embroidery floss and a blanket stitch, sew the acorn bottoms to form a 3 sided acorn. I removed the "stem" and "leaf" from each of the bottoms as they are on the "cap" On each of the acorn cap panels, stitch from the scallop to the stem for extra decoration. Remove the "stem" and "leaf" of ONE of the caps. Using the blanket stitch, sew each of the cap portions to the acorn. Before you sew the third cap on, stuff the acorn with stuffing/fiber fill and add a bell or small rattle if desired.
Remove the squirrel/tail vinyl from the onesie, but leave the vinyl surrounding the squirrel there. Using #2, carefully remove the face/body of the squirrle from the backing sheet and place it in the center of the vinyl still on the onesie. Ink another dauber with Cognac ink and pounce the tail and "hair" at the top of the head. With Burnt Umber, pounce the eyes, nose and mouth. Let dry and remove only this portion of vinyl (leaving the surrounding vinyl still on place).
Again with #2 remove the remaining vinyl and layer it on top of the vinyl that is on the shirt. Place the vinyl from #4 on the open fabric in the center. Line #4 up with the edges of the surrounding vinyl. This part is the face and front. Ink the 3rd dauber with Orangie and pounce to cover the head and lower body. Remove #4 from the shirt and Use the Tangerine Fabrico marker, draw a line along the lower jaw line (where the fabric meets the vinyl on the left side). When all has dried, remove all of the vinyl. Use the Tangerine marker to fill in anything that was missed.
Using item#1 (hat), place the vinyl on the brown felt and cut it out. (You can cut the felt with the Cricut, but this is faster/easier). Cut one piece of the hat on brown cardstock to mount the felt on. Color the grossgrain ribbon with Copic E43 and place the square brad through the ribbon. Center and then adhere the ribbon/brad to the felt hat using Terriffically Tacky tape. Wrap the excess ribbon around to the back. Sew a snap to the back of the hat and to the onsie so that the hat can be attached and then removed for washing.

Step 1

To make the Onesie, wash & dry without fabric softner and place it on a small piece of cardboard. Using the Thanksgiving Squirrel Craft Room cut file, cut the 4 items from a sheet of vinyl. Number the items from left to right and then cut the 4 apart, leaving them on the backing sheet. Using #3 (has the open part for the tail swoop), remove the swoop from the tail. Cover the remaining #3 vinyl with transfer tape and then remove the item from the backing sheet. Place it on the onesie about 1" from the neckline centering it. Carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the only the swoop having the fabric show through. Load an ink dauber with Burnt Umber ink and pounce the ink onto the onesie fabric showing through the vinyl. If there is wet ink on the vinyl, carefully wipe it off or let it dry.

Step 2

Cut the Acorn cut file in scrap cardstock or paper. Cut 3 of the bottom in medium brown fleece and 3 of the top in dark brown fleece. With brown embroidery floss and a blanket stitch, sew the acorn bottoms to form a 3 sided acorn. I removed the "stem" and "leaf" from each of the bottoms as they are on the "cap" On each of the acorn cap panels, stitch from the scallop to the stem for extra decoration. Remove the "stem" and "leaf" of ONE of the caps. Using the blanket stitch, sew each of the cap portions to the acorn. Before you sew the third cap on, stuff the acorn with stuffing/fiber fill and add a bell or small rattle if desired.

Step 3

Remove the squirrel/tail vinyl from the onesie, but leave the vinyl surrounding the squirrel there. Using #2, carefully remove the face/body of the squirrle from the backing sheet and place it in the center of the vinyl still on the onesie. Ink another dauber with Cognac ink and pounce the tail and "hair" at the top of the head. With Burnt Umber, pounce the eyes, nose and mouth. Let dry and remove only this portion of vinyl (leaving the surrounding vinyl still on place).

Step 4

Again with #2 remove the remaining vinyl and layer it on top of the vinyl that is on the shirt. Place the vinyl from #4 on the open fabric in the center. Line #4 up with the edges of the surrounding vinyl. This part is the face and front. Ink the 3rd dauber with Orangie and pounce to cover the head and lower body. Remove #4 from the shirt and Use the Tangerine Fabrico marker, draw a line along the lower jaw line (where the fabric meets the vinyl on the left side). When all has dried, remove all of the vinyl. Use the Tangerine marker to fill in anything that was missed.

Step 5

Using item#1 (hat), place the vinyl on the brown felt and cut it out. (You can cut the felt with the Cricut, but this is faster/easier). Cut one piece of the hat on brown cardstock to mount the felt on. Color the grossgrain ribbon with Copic E43 and place the square brad through the ribbon. Center and then adhere the ribbon/brad to the felt hat using Terriffically Tacky tape. Wrap the excess ribbon around to the back. Sew a snap to the back of the hat and to the onsie so that the hat can be attached and then removed for washing.

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