Want to learn how to turn those boring white onesies into an adorable fashion statement? This Ribbon & Onesie Makeover is quick to make and fun, fun, fun! Grab some ribbon and a onesie…and let’s sew! Can’t wait to see you there.
Have you ever needed the perfect outfit for your little one and did not have one? This was my story EXACTLY! My sister invited me to go to a Girl’s State Basketball tournament with her. Of course to be truly loyal to your team, you must wear their school colors…right?!? Right!
This team’s school colors are red, black, and white. My plan was to make a quick trip to Wal-Mart and find some cute and cheap red onesies and call it good. However, to my surprise, there was nothing in her small little size in red. What was I to do? My wheels immediately started turning, and I thought…why not create something for my sweet little girl? So, I did. In fact, I did a Ribbon & Onesie Makeover for everyday the team could potentially play, which ended up being three. However, you will have to wait for the other two Ribbon & Onesie Makeover tutorials. But…don’t fret, they are coming soon.
Want to see what I did? Even better, want to learn how? Come on, let’s sew!
This onesie is called Strips & Stripes.
*I used a white Carter’s onesie I had at home.
2. 3 different widths of ribbon.
*I used 3″ grosgrain in red, 1.5″ grosgrain in white, and 3/8″ saddle stitch in red.
*I used So Fine! thread.
1. Pick a onesie you would like to makeover. Iron if needed.
2. Lay first ribbon across onesie in your desired location and cut the ribbon. I cut my ribbon so there would be an extra inch on each end of the ribbon.
3. Lay second and third ribbons across the first ribbon and cut. You will now have all three ribbons cut to your desired length.
4. Lay all three ribbons on the onesie in your desired location to get the right length of ribbon from outside seam to outside seam.
5. Fold raw edges of all three ribbons under and pin. Pin ribbon in different areas as well to secure them together.
6. Pin the ribbon stack to the onesie. Make sure to pin the edges of the ribbon stack right up next to the outside seams. Place one pin in the middle of the ribbon stack to help secure it to the onesie.
7. Sew the ribbon stack to the onesie. (Note: Make sure you do not sew the front of the onesie to the back of the onesie.) To make sure the ribbon was totally secure, I put a small zig zag stitch through the middle of the red saddle stitch ribbon. I also stitched along the top and bottom of the white ribbon and the top and bottom of the red ribbon.
You are doing great and are almost done.
8. Now add a bow. I used the red saddle stitch ribbon.
9. Pin bow onto ribbon stack.
10. Sew bow into place. I used my zig zag stitch to sew the bow onto the ribbon stack.
Optional: Seal ends of ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.
11. Just kidding. No more steps…You are DONE!!!
Doesn’t my little sweetie look so adorable? She looked so cute and showed so much school spirit!
Want to make a bow to match?
Take a look at our TOTT Hair Bow Instructions here and learn how. It is so much fun! I followed the Pinwheel Instructions to make the bow my little girl is wearing, and I attached it to a Petite Lace Headband. The Ribbon Retreat carries lots and lots of ribbon and hats & headbands for you to create anything you can come up with.