Baby Shower Gift Idea – Handmade Onesie & Pants Set

by keri

in Crafts,Sewing

vj onesie

I’m always on the lookout for new baby shower gift ideas. This last weekend, my dear friend gave me this cute ensemble for my baby due in July. I love ¬†giving (and receiving!) handmade gifts so I’ll definitely be stealing this idea.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a onesie
  • 1/2 yard cute quilting cotton
  • elastic
  • a scrap of heat ‘n bond
  • coordinating thread

I could really go wild in a quilting shop. There are always about two dozen fabrics that call my name as I walk through. So the hard part on this project is not finding a cute fabric, but picking ONLY one (or two or sixteen).

Choose fabric that has a pattern conducive to cutting out an image for your appliqued onesie.

Apply heat’n bond to the reverse of your cut-out and iron on to the onesie. Then zig-zag stitch around in a coordinating thread.

For the pants, you’ll probably need a basic pattern. These pants are really simple – just a casing and elastic for the waistband and a simple hemmed leg. A perfect lightweight little outfit for any new babe!

vj onesie 2


1 Noel June 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

How cute! And thinking of those of us who are sewing challenged, the addition could be an applique on a basic solid colored baby blanket instead of the pants. Especially for families in warm weather areas where a onesie is enough. Thank you for sharing!

2 Sue D June 17, 2011 at 8:06 pm

This is such a cute idea–I have seen the decorated onesies but not with the matching pants.

3 Cheryl Allison June 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

This is too cute! I love the idea of making the matching t-shirt using applique cut from the same fabrics. I have tons of suitable fabric perfect for the job.

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