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Ruffled Top Onesie Tutorial

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Let me finally put something on a onesie other than an applique!  How about an adorable ruffle?

Cut a long strip of fabric, about 4 inches wide
Fold it in half, right sides together to make a tube. 
And sew one end closed.
Poke a long skinny object (I always use this paintbrush) into the sewn end and start pushing through to turn the tube inside out.
All turned out!
Iron it flat, making sure that the seam is on on one side.
To ruffle it, adjust the tension to the highest setting and make your stitch length the longest it can go.  Pull the threads out several inches long and sew a seam along the edge with about a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
It will ruffle a little bit.  To help it ruffle a little more, sew another seam right next to it.
Take the bobbin threads and pull, gathering the fabric much more tightly.  This is probably the hardest step.
This is what it should look like.
Fuse some fabric onto your onesie in this approximate shape.  Basically an oval without the top. 
Pin your ruffle on, like so.  Start with your finished end.  Then baste around your ruffle.
Cut off the excess and save it…you can make a cute little headband!
Fold over your raw edge twice and hem it up. 
Sew another seam around the ruffle to secure everything.  And sew a little line across that top edge of your fused fabric.
Add a few buttons and you’re done!
Don’t forget to pair it with a cute skirt!

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  1. Better Life Bags says:

    OH MY GOSH – I LOVE THIS!!!! I'm obsessed with that color combination anyway… and that SKIRT!!!!! ahhhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚ You are incredible!

  2. Better Life Bags says:

    ps- PLEASE tell me you'll do a tutorial on how to make that skirt, too?? (or at least email me your secrets) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Oh that is too cute! Love the skirt too.

  4. Yes- please do a tutorial on the skirt too! So cute!!

  5. Super cute! Thanks for a great tute.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I would love a tutorial on how to do the skirt! That onesie paired with that skirt it the cutest! I makes the whole outfit flow!

  7. BB creations says:

    Okay I just fell in love with this !!!!! Amazing! So what about the skirt?????

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Maybe someday I will post a tutorial about the skirt but it took quite a bit of figuring out so I’m not quite at tutorial point yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

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