Monday, January 17, 2011

Cute Custom Onesies Tut

Good morning everyone! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!!

Here are a few pictures of some custom onesies I made for a close friend of mine who had her handsome little bundle of joy over the summer. His name is Weston, and I made three long sleeved 6-9 mos onesies, and three 9-12 mos onesies so he could wear some now and later on when he gets a bit bigger.

By far my most favorite!! 

His Daddy is an airtraffic controller so I thought an airplane would be just perfect!

Here is the little guy modeling his new fancy tie onesie!! Isn't he just the cutest?!

Here is another one of Weston ***NOTE***No music was playing in the headphones

So these onesies were pretty straight forward, I didn't take any pictures of the process but I think I can talk you through it!

  • Onesies (duh)
  • Computer/printer/paper to print off pictures
  • Light weight interfacing
  • Fabric scraps
  • Iron
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching Thread
  • 2-3 hours 

How to:
  • First find some "clip art" style pictures by googling images you are interested in, such as Tiara, Cat, Train, Car, Tie, etc.  Be sure there aren't too many skinny parts in the picture or intricate turns that may be hard to do on a standard sewing machine
  • Print pictures off, estimate if it is the right size for the onesies (this may take a couple tries)
  • Take similar size scrap of material and interface it FIRST
  • Then trace pattern, and cut with pinking shears to prevent major fraying
  • Pin on onesie, making sure it is centered
  • Sew using a medium sized straight stitch, making sure to lock your stitches.
  • You can add detail by zig-zagging (see airplane above)

To make a truly custom baby gift, make a small blanket, quilt, burp rags, or nursing cover using the same material!  Quick and easy to throw together! 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!! More to come!



  1. So cute, I love all of them! We are going to be featuring you on Sister Sister Sunday this week. Thanks for much for linking up, have a great weekend.

  2. So cute! We love them. Thanks again.


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