I partnered with This is a knit pattern for a basic onesie with a ruffle sleeve! You can totally leave off the ruffle if you want a more gender-neutral piece, but you know I love ruffles! There are two different sizes of ruffle to choose from depending on the look you want! All of the fabrics I used are from
This onesie has 2 snaps at the shoulder to open up the neckline for easier changes and also 3 snaps at the crotch for diaper changes. Don’t be scared of snaps if you haven’t used them! I think they are easier than buttons and zippers combined and they look so cute! This I used a Have a look around the
-5 snaps, my favorite is the KAM snap set
Instructions: Cut out 1 front, one back, two sleeves and two sleeve ruffles. Note the shoulders on the front and back of the body pieces. The shoulder will extend on ONE side of the front and the OPPOSITE side on the back. We’ll start with the sleeves. Fold the sleeves in half along the center fold so the wrong sides are enclosed. Press. Sew two rows of baste stitches across the top curve of the sleeve (the raw edges). Pull the threads to gather the fabric. Match the ruffle to the top sleeve curve with all the raw edges lined up. Pin the ruffle. Baste the ruffle to the sleeve. Hem the sleeve by pressing under 1″ and sewing at 3/4″/ Repeat for second ruffle. Sew the onesie pieces together at the SHORTENED shoulder. Press seam. Create a neckline binding by cutting a strip 1.5″ wide. Press in half and sew to the neckline. Press and topstitch. Fold under 1/2″ on both sides of the lengthened shoulder. This will create a little overlap for snaps to increase the neckline for easier dressing. Overlap the shoulder pieces about 1/2″ and baste. Insert sleeves into the armscyes by matching the raw edges with right sides together.
Repeat with both sleeves.
Fold the onesie in half and match up the side seams and sleeves. Sew. Baste 3″ at the back bottom edge on either side. Pull threads to gather fabric. Turn right side out and finish the bottom edge with binding. You’ll use the same 1.5″ wide strips pressed in half. This time, sandwich the raw edges of the onesie between the binding and sew the binding all around the bottom edge. I used a zig zag stitch for this step. Add 2 snaps to the neckline opening and 3 to the bottom.
All done! I’m always so anxious to try my creations on my baby, but be sure to clip all your threads first!