How to make the cutest baby gift… EVER (with your embroidery machine)

By on May 31st, 2013
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A while ago I digitized a set of Chinese New Year symbols as appliqué designs that I imagined being stitched out on baby gear to celebrate the Chinese year in which a baby was born.  The onesie that I made as a demo turned out fantastic – but what makes it all so much cuter is the packaging in which the gift is presented.

If you head over to World Market, you can buy Chinese carryout containers for about 50 cents.  I bought a purple one to match with the color of the fabric and stitching of my baby onesie.  Then I folded the onesie and laid it in some yellow tissue paper, as yellow is the complementary color of purple so I thought the combination would really pop.  Finally, I created a little tag that outlined the characteristics of people born in the year of the snake.  And voila! I have the perfect little gift.

On a side (and completely unrelated) note…. here is the best part.  For this baby shower they want us to bring “gently used children’s books” to help the baby build her library.  I have a HUGE box of board books on it’s way to Goodwill right now sitting in my car.  I pulled out about 10 of the best looking books for the other part of the gift.  (I mean – I think we are done with Brown Bear, Brown Bear) .I am so happy these books are going to a good home, and now I have a little less to schlep over to Goodwill.

Like the Chinese year designs?  You can buy the entire set of Chinese Year icons on the Machine Embroidery Geek Etsy Store

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