If you need a super quick and simple baby gift this embellished onesie is perfect. (I really need to borrow a baby to model this cute onesie!)
For this ruffled butt onesie no need to cut strips of fabric and finish edges. I used 1 1/2 inch wide organza ribbon. So grab a onesie (a nicer quality one than I had on hand) and some ribbon and you are ready to go.
Position the ribbon where you want the ruffle and measure three times the width. Repeat this for each of the three (or more) rows. I had three lengths of ribbon in slightly decreasing size.
Place Fray Check on the end of each ribbon to keep it from unraveling and fraying.
With the longest straight stitch sew down the middle of each length of ribbon. Pull thread to gather.
Pin ribbon to onesie. I started at the top with the longest ribbon and worked down.
Sew gathered ribbon to the onesie by stitching down the middle of the ribbon.
Repeat for next two rows. My rows were spaced just less than an inch apart.
Imagine the possibilities— hot pink polka dot ribbon with a matching handmade ribbon flower on the front………Just make sure you choose ribbon that is washable!
I used a piece of 1/2 inch ribbon and a ribbon detail to embellish the front.
I so wanted to see your version!! Your blog is set to private, so could you post a pic here?
Did you ever find out what type of ribbon is washable and also if it does not shrink? I need to know for a baby blanket I am making.
This is so adorable. I will be making some for my online boutique. The ribbon idea is so much better then cutting strips of fabric. Thank you for sharing your creativity. I have LIKED you on FB so please like me back so you can see how it turns out. Going on vacation but when I get back this is the second thing I will do. First have to unpack. ; )
Pretty! This has been a really wonderful post. Thank you for providing this information.
So stinkin’ cute & EASY!! Will definitely be making some for my boutique! 🙂
JUST MADE THIS FOR MY DD!!!! THANK YOU FOR THE TUTORIAL!!!! SHE WILL BE THE ENVY OF THE BABIES AT PLAY GROUP!
I wanted to share my version of this onesie. I made this one to look like a tutu, and will be giving it as a baby shower gift this Saturday. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
Very cute! Do you use a sewing machine or hand stitch?
I could see making the ruffles bigger and going all the way around for a tutu effect….
love this. after gathering ribbon by machine do you attach the ribbon by machine or hand stich?
Must find a baby and sew sew sew
This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Do you think this would work on a bathing suit?
That is so clever! I can’t believe I never thought to use ribbon for these! Thanks for sharing! I would love for you to link this to my Sew Crafty Party! And while your there check out all the Spring Fling Giveaways including my Bustle Back Spring Dress! Hope to see you there!
That is just way cute!!!! Thank you for sharing!
This is a great post. I love things to do with sewing and crafts. I have visited your site a lot in the past. I am a new google follower and blogfrog follower.