DIY Baby Mobile Sewing Tutorial
I am so excited to be helping Persia Lou launch her new Craftsy class for using vinyl (Check it out HERE!) I love playing with vinyl and I have had my eye on this adorable hand lettered “you are so loved” cut file for quite a while. I decided it was time to put it to use and make something really special. I put baby in the title but I really think this mobile would be cute in any little girls room! Here is a DIY baby mobile sewing tutorial.
DIY Baby Mobile Sewing Tutorial
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see what some of my amazing blogger friends have made with vinyl! You won’t believe how amazing their projects are! Plus there is a giveaway! Who doesn’t love a giveaway am I right???
Heat transfer vinyl – I used this Gold Glitter from Expressions Vinyl
Fluorescent vinyl (does not need to be heat transfer) – I used this Fluorescent Raspberry from Expressions Vinyl
You are So Loved Cut File <—– Get it on Kimber Dawn Co.
Using your Silhouette machine cut out the cloud file and the you are so loved file.
Using the cloud file as your guide grab two pieces of white fabric and trace a cloud onto each. Make sure to mirror one of the clouds. Then iron the saying onto one of the clouds.
Using a contrasting thread sew around the majority of the clouds. Then stuff the pillow with stuffing. You can leave the cloud on the sewing machine as you stuff to save thread and keep it from looking uneven when you close up the hole.
Then sew up the opening. Just a note, this method will allow the edges of the fabric to fray. I like that in this case. You could sew it closed hiding the edges if that is your personal preference. Add two ribbons to the top of the cloud. These are going to attach to the embroidery hoop.
Next we are going to grab the iron on vinyl. Cut the vinyl into strips that are slightly bigger than the gold and pink clouds.
Place one cloud face down on one piece of vinyl. Then add a length of ribbon, a second cloud face up and a second piece of vinyl over the top.
Follow the instructions to iron the two pieces of vinyl together. Be sure to iron each side. Using the contrasting thread sew around the cloud (not on top of the colored vinyl just over the clear vinyl.)
Repeat these steps with as many clouds as you want on your mobile. Then tie the loose end of each ribbon around the inside piece of the embroidery hoop. The last step is to wrap ribbon around the entire embroidery hoop to give it a finished look.
That is it. You are finished! I told you it was quick and fun!
P.S. Don’t ever let your little one’s forget that they are so loved!! You could make this for an older kiddo. Or make it using blue or green for a baby boy’s room! The possibilities are endless! Enjoy your DIY baby mobile sewing tutorial!
Today I am joining in with other talented bloggers to share over 20 amazing vinyl projects with you all to celebrate the launch of Alexis of Persia Lou‘s new Craftsy Class – Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl, a brand new online video class that will teach you everything you need to get started cutting vinyl with your Silhouette. In the course, Alexis will walk you through creating eleven different vinyl projects. You will get all the cut files you need as well as video guidance for each step, and you will learn techniques such as layering adhesive vinyl, cutting large-scale decals, using the print and cut feature with printable heat transfer material, creating vinyl stencils for screen printing, and more.
Don’t miss all of these amazing vinyl crafts – so much inspiration!
Hand Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt – Pitter and Glink
Monogramed Hairbrush – The Craft Patch
Bring Wine Winter Socks – Tried & True
Hello My Name Is Personalized Newborn Onesie – Where the Smiles Have Been
Hakuna Moscato Wine Glass Decal – That’s What Che Said
Vinyl Christmas Countdown – Sugar Bee Crafts
Made with Love Vinyl Gift – A Girl and a Glue Gun
Merry Christmas Door Hanger – Minted Strawberry
Get Your Write On Pencil Holder – Delineate Your Dwelling
Thankful Jar – Kiki & Company
Gimme Some Sugar Hand-Lettered Dish Cloth – Persia Lou
DIY Elf Quote Christmas Pillows – A Kailo Chic Life
Giant Hello Sign Tutorial – Ginger Snap Crafts
DIY Diamond Trinket Dish – Maritza Alisa
DIY Baby Mobile – Sew What Alicia
DIY Framed Clipboard – Sisters What
Believe in Magic Christmas Banner – Happiness is Homemade
Chalk Style Snowflake Ornaments – Flamingo Toes
Merry Plate – One Artsy Mama
Feast Mode Thanksgiving T-Shirt – Dream a Little Bigger
DIY Christmas Star – Cutesy Crafts
O Holy Night Christmas Star – A Pumpkin and a Princess
Tis The Season Shadow Box – Practically Functional
Now, time for our giveaway! One of you lucky folks will win everything you need to start making your own amazing vinyl projects! The prize includes a brand new Cameo 3 (yay!), a collection of vinyl, and the Silhouette Saavy: Venture into Vinyl Craftsy Class. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only (sorry, international friends) 18 or older and will close midnight Monday 11/21 Pacific Time.