Designed by Amy Clarke Moore. Cindy Cinsarah October 26, at 6:
It was so simple, I had to make two of them. This little guy in my belly nudged me from the inside, saying he kinda liked the dapper look, so I went with it. Now, you can either let the little guy hang out in just the cardigan onesie or you can add some pants……and maybe a little golf cap. Such a fun project to make. I think mostly because I kept imagining dressing our little boy in it. Match it with an Interchangeable Bowtie Onesie , a pair of pants, maybe some shoes, a cute hat……..
Would you like to make a little cardigan too? But check in your baby clothes….. The striped ones make such a fun cardigan but really, you can use anything. It would turn out just as cute!
If your onesie has the foldover fabric at each shoulder, pin the layers in place at each shoulder indicated by the 2 arrows below. Then, cut and remove the neckline of the onesie.
You will only be removing the ribbed neckline from the back of the onesie and then create a straight line as you come across each shoulder, and then create a V-shape as you come down to the front of the onesie.
I created strips of bias-cut fabric that were 3 inches wide and long enough to go all the way around the neckline of the onesie and then down the front. The length will differ, depending on the onesie size. Fold the 3 inch strip in half lengthwise, iron flat, and then open up and fold each long edge in towards the fold and iron flat again.
Need help making Bias Tape? Or you can purchase pre-made double fold bias tape at the fabric store. Grab one end of your bias tape and cut off the end at a little more than a 45 degree angle.
The open edge is along the bottom. Then, open up your bias tape and sandwich it around the V-shape of the neckline that you just cut. Start the angled end of the bias tape at the very bottom tip of the V-shape. Begin pinning the it around the neckline. When you come to a shoulder, be sure that the flaps of fabric are laying flat and continue sandwiching the bias tape around the neckline. The length of the slit should be as wide as width of your bias tape.
Then, sew your bias tape in place as much as you have pinned , close to the outer edges of the bias tape. Be sure that you are including the bottom half of the bias tape that is on the under side of the neckline in your stitches. Then cross the bias tape over the first end, hiding the raw edges and pin in place. Be sure that this crossover is right about at the center of the onesie. Sew the rest of the bias tape in place, only along the outer open edge along the right edge of my bias tape below.
Hand-stitch the inside of the onesie, right where the V-shape ends meet and secure the raw edge in place. I also added a few hidden hand stitches right where the bias tape crosses in the front, along the outer un-sewn edge.
Then, hand stitch some buttons along the bias tape down the front, which will keep the flap of the bias tape in place. Your e-mails make me happy everyday. Your ideas and projects are wonderful.
Do you ever sleep? I have a nephew coming in a few weeks and I think he needs one of these. Thanks for such a great tutorial. You find the cutest onesies! I can only find solid colors. In particular store you buy them at? But it looks like other stores carry them.
That link Jen sent is a steal of a deal too! You are a genius, Ashley. Maybe my favorite post ever from you! Your 3D mud comment made me laugh. Thanks for the tutorial!!!! This is the length of the front band. Make sure the stretch goes with the long sides. Turn right side out and poke out corners.
Find the center of the band and then the center of each side, so you divide the band into four sections. Use the same method to divide the cut edge of the onesie into four sections. Stretch each section and pin so the excess is distributed evenly. With your machine set on to a straight stitch, stretch and sew the seam allowance towards the onesie. Careful when going over the shoulders.
Snap the snaps together overlapping the two sides. Pin two layers of the front band together at three or four places. Sew buttons on at each pin. Cut off sleeve hems. Use the same height as the front band.
Sew short edges to make a tube. Fold in half with right sides out. I love these and they cost so much on etsy I might just give it a try!! Where can I find it? Your email address will not be published. Thanks a lot for the great tutorial!
The white onesie underneath is actually one of the Interchangeable Bowtie Onesies that I made a few weeks ago. They help create the look of having a shirt under the cardigan. They help create the look of having a shirt under the cardigan. Online shopping from a great selection at Baby Store. Shop for baby cardigan onesie online at Target. Free shipping on purchases over $35 and save 5% every day with your Target REDcard.