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Friday, November 4, 2011

Customized Baby Onesies!

My cousin had the cutest baby boy a few months ago and I'm sure he's already spoiled rotten! I wanted to make him something unique and personal and meant to get to these before he was born... but somehow I never found the time!

See Kate Sew has this wonderful tutorial and I made these three in no time!

All you need is a onesie (or three), a graphic you want to apply to the front, fabric, and
fusible interfacing (I used Heat n Bond and it worked great!)

Cut a piece of fabric and a piece of interfacing big enough for all of your letters/graphics and iron them together following the directions on the interfacing.

Then I printed out the graphics and cut each one out. My cousin lives in Canada so I chose to do a maple leaf, where he was born (Alberta), and his name.

Cut each graphic out of your fabric by placing the fabric interfacing side down. You should end up with this:

Place each graphic where you want it on the onesie. I used a strip of fusible seam binding to tack it in place while I sewed it down.

Once they are all in place you are ready to sew!

I used navy thread, but if you're feeling really brave you could use a contrasting color! Stitch around each graphic or letter.

For this one I used embroidery thread to mark an X for the city he was born.

I spent less than an hour on all three, and love how they turned out.


  1. These are so adorable! And I love the name Finn!

  2. These turned out very very cute! I love embellishing onesies for baby gifts! I would love for you to link up to my diy fashion linky! It's called DIY Diva Thursdays and we party every TH-M :) Hope to see you!

    Visiting from TT&J


  3. These turned out great. He was definitely born in a great place, I am a little partial to it though.

  4. SO cute! I have a ton of baby showers coming up and I'll have to give these a shot!

  5. I love heat n bond!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  6. Very cute! I love to make onesies!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

  7. thanks for linking to our Christmas ornament or gifts for $10 or less!!
    I LOVE this idea, but have never been brave enough to try it!!

  8. This is so cute!!! I am pretty sure this special little boy and I live in the same city. So it caught my eye right away. Thanks for sahring your talents.