Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ruffled Neck Onesie Tutorial

Linking up with Me and My Boys for Tell Me Tuesday

I have been sewing lately. Here is a ruffled neck onesie and a tutorial to go with it! 
Ruffled Neck Onesie Tutorial

Step one:
Choose onesie, I used a white one made by Carters. Choose fabric for ruffles. Use any knit, polyester, or cotton fabric. Use an old t-shirt or old shirt if you don't have any extra fabric laying around.

Step two: Cut Fabric into strips. Cut two to three strips about 12 inches by 2 inches and two to three strips about 15 inches by 2 inches.  It is good to cut extra strips in case the ruffle doesn't go exactly right after sewing.

Step three: Set your sewing machine dial to the highest stitch, on mine it's a five. This will make the stitches wider so we can make a ruffle. 

Step four: If you prefer your ruffles not to have the raw edge , hem them by folding the edges over a half inch and sewing them down. I am more of a raw edge kinda girl. I think it's shabby and chic!
To start your ruffles make sure your stitch is set to the highest and start by sewing one end in a straight line. Continue to sew the rest of your strips the same way.

Step Five: Once you have finished sewing the strips find the bottom or bobbin string on each end and carefully pull each end and make the ruffle look the way you want it to. Once you have ruffled all strips cut them and do a test placement on the onesie of where you would like them.

Step Six: Pin the top (first) strip where you want it. Change your sewing machine stitch setting back to a regular lower stitch and sew on the previous stitch and onto the onesie. Continue to do the same for the next two or how ever many ruffles you would like to add by having the previous ruffle slightly over lap the next.

Step Seven: When you are finished cut any loose strings and enjoy your newly and inexpensive cute top for your sweetie.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 


  1. Very very cute, Kendra! I can't sew at all, so my hats off to you!


  2. hey:) :) :) i was SOOOOO HAPPY to see you link up! and i totally love this onesie:) its so darling:) I really just love all your stuff!!!
    love ya girl:)

  3. So cute! Now I need a little baby girl ;)


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