Gobble Gobble Turkey Onesie


I've seen Thanksgiving turkey onesies on Pinterest and at some of the blog link parties that I frequent.
With it coming up soon, I thought I'd get busy this weekend and finally make one for Baby!

I didn't have any scraps of yellow or orange (not the colors I use frequently) I had to cut a little bit out of some remnants I had gotten on clearance.  The brown came from some scraps of polyester - I had bought at St Vincent De Paul years back and made Pirate coat for Halloween costume from... it seems all my fabrics have stories :)  The red came from a bit of tie-die fabric that was already cut into 6x6 inch squares for quilts that never got done. Scraps of white, red and orange made the eyes, floppy nose thing, and beak.

Then for the eyes I wanted to sew on two little black buttons, but we didn't have any buttons that small, and I wasn't going to go out and buy any. So I used embroidery floss to create the eyes... don't look too close in my pictures for it though, all that is in the picture is black sharpie, as I did the embroidery after the pics were taken :)

Once cut, I worked from the inside of the tail out, first spraying each feather with quilt basting spray, adding a couple pins, then zig-zag stitching around the edge.

Once the tail was done, I added the face to the turkey body - but used a narrower and shorter zig-zag stitch.

Then basted and pinned on the body over top the tail, stitched all around.


Hmm... while putting the pictures in this post, I realized that Mr Turkey looks a little crooked.. like his head is cocked just ever so slightly. Oh well! That's part of handmade clothes, and I guess things that I make... they aren't going to be perfect.  Besides, it adds a little character :)

Now to photograph Baby in it on Thanksgiving!  I wonder how long the sleeves will stay white....

{Update}:
Ah-Ha! I finally found the original tutorial that inspired me!!!  The Cottage Home has a great tutorial including a template to used linked here.  I did mine free-hand, but it was that post that got my gears turning. 

I can often be found linking up at these fabulous parties-
Monday: Make It Pretty Monday, Skip to my Lou, DIY Showoff Project ParadeMore the Merrier Monday, C.R.A.F.T., Just Something I Whipped Up, The Gunny Sack,Cutesy Mondays, Craft-O-Maniac Mondays, Make It Mondays, Mixer Monday at Whimsically Homemade
Tuesday:Get your craft on Tuesdays, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, New Nostalgia, Lady Bug Blessings, Too Cute Tuesday, The Schwins Tuesday Party,Tasty Tuesday,
Wednesday:The Thrifty Home, Linking up with Lil Luna, Tea Rose Home, Adorned from Above, Rae Gun Ramblings - What We Wore, Read, and Made Link Party,  Ginger Snap Crafts - Wow Me Wednesday,   Someday Crafts - Whatever Goes Wednesday,   My Girlish Whims - Your Whims WednesdayWork it Wednesday,
Thursday: Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage, Catch a Glimpse Thursday, Creative Juice Thursday, Thursday's Temptation @ Two Yellow Birds Decor,Crafty Soiree at Yesterday on Tuesday, Delightfully Inspiring Thursday,Wait Til Your Father Gets Home,
Friday: Shabby Nest,Whipperberry, Its a Hodge Podge Life, 30 Handmade Days, I'm Lovin It Link Party at Tidy Mom, Tickled Pink Fridays at 504 Main, For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars, Free for All at Young and Crafty
Saturday:, Show and Tell Saturdays, Strut Your Stuff, Get Schooled Saturday, Spotlight Saturday,
Sunday:Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sunday Scoop at I Heart Nap TimeOr So She Says,

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