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Onesie dresses lots of pics *with tutorial*

Posted by Veronica C. from United States • Published See Veronica C.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    I measure the circumference of the onesie and double it.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    So the measurement for your fabric will be double the circumference of the onesie and 10” long.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron & sew a hem on one side of the long end of the fabric. (not the 10” side)

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut a piece of elastic that’s as long as the circumference of the onesie. Opposite the hem i fold down a little of the fabric and attach the elastic with a zig zag stitch.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is where the the waistband will shrink up to size to fit around the onesie

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Usually I don’t measure and cut the elastic. I just sew the elastic on while it’s in one big strip then when I reach the end of the fabric I cut the threads and elastic at the same time. This way I will always have enough elastic.
    Then take the two short ends and sew them together to form the skirt.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the onesie in half (top to bottom) to determine the middle.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then fold it lengthwise to find the center.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 9
    Step 9

    I like to mark the middle and the center with air erasable marking pen. This also helps me keep the skirt straight when I sew it onto the onesie………no I did not learn this lesson the hard and very crooked way.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin the skirt in place using the back center as the starting point. The skirt should be wrong side out and make sure that the skirt bottom is facing the top of the onesie.

    After it is all pinned sew with a zig zag stitch. I make sure to go over the edge of the elastic facing the skirt bottom.

  • How to sew a baby onesie. Onesie Dress - Step 11
    Step 11

    Flip the skirt back over and you are done. If I left anything out or anything doesn’t make sense please let me know. I’m happy to help.

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Jessica O.
Jessica O.

ok so I went to the second hand store and found a whole bunch of very gently used onsie's and to be exact some of them still had the tags on them. I got them for $1.00 each. Then I went to the local discount fabric store and found cute prints to match. I found that 1/2 meter will make 2 skirts with some leftover. A great way to reuse used items.

I made about 6 of these for my neice in about 2 hrs. This was so easy to follow,,,thanks for this great idea!!!!
Jessica

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Jessica O.
Jessica O.

This is great I'm going to make some for my little neice for the summer!!
Thanks for the idea

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Veronica C.
Veronica C. · Katy Texas, TX, United States · 3 projects

yup you need to stretch the elastic while sewing it on. as you are sewing you will see the gathers start to form on the fabric coming out from under the needle. hth :)

i will try to edit that in the instructions. i must have spaced when writing out the instructions.

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Lindsey W.
Lindsey W.

Ok, when you are sewing on your elastic, do you stretch out the elastic? Because, I'm tring to figure out how it makes the gathers.

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bonnie f.
bonnie f.

hI, THIS IS BONNIE AGAIN, I SAID IT BACKWARD. HOW DO YOU SEW A PIECE OF ELASTIC TO AD SKIRT THAT IS DOUBLE IS ITS SIZE> DO YOU GATHER THE FABRIC?

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bonnie f.
bonnie f.

hI, THIS IS BONNIE AGAIN, I SAID IT BACKWARD. HOW DO YOU SEW A PIECE OF ELASTIC TO AD SKIRT THAT IS DOUBLE IS ITS SIZE> DO YOU GATHER THE FABRIC?

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bonnie f.
bonnie f.

Hi, I want to make thi dress but don't understand how to sew a piece of elastic to fabric that is half it's size.Please explain. I am stuck,
Thank you
Bonnie

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Patricia C.
Patricia C. · Ohio, Ohio, United States

So cute! I'll be making these for my grandbaby! *:o)

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Patty K.
Patty K. · , · 1 project

These were great fun, I'm afraid I made the skirts a little short but they were cute and simple. Thanks for the great idea

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Grace D
Grace D · London, Islington, United Kingdom · 83 projects

THATS SO SWEET, I NEED A BABY GROW, TO FIT ME!

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