Sweet Lil Owl Onesie

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It seems like everyone I know is having baby boys so when I have a friend who is having a baby girl I get extra excited about making cute girly things for them!  I made this cute owl onesie and added long sleeves from an old t-shirt.  Also to complete the ensemble I made a little hat with a flower to match the onesie (here is the hat tutorial).

I started out with a onesie and a women's striped t-shirt (I got it for free).

I measured the ends of the sleeves on the onesie and the opening was 3" so I cut 2 rectangles of t-shirt fabric that were 6.5" wide (to be folded over to 3-1/4" wide, to allow for the seam) by 7" long.

I folded the striped fabric in half and sewed a 1/4" seam down the side.

Next I turned the onesie inside-out and turned the sleeve right-side-out, put the striped sleeve over the onesie sleeve, and pinned it in place (lining up the seams).

I sewed a 1/4" seam around the edge of the sleeves, then turned it all right-side-out.

Next, to make the applique, I used this awesome template from Lil Blue Boo.  I printed it and traced the shapes on to the applique paper.

Then I cut the shapes separate, stuck them to the fabrics I had chosen, then cut on the lines to cut the appliques out of the fabric. (For more on making appliques click here)

I stuck all the layers of the applique together, stuck it in place on the onesie, and ironed it on.

Then to finish the onesie I sewed on button eyes and a cute little bow made out of ribbon!

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Pretty Spitty Baby Set

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  1. You are seriously amazing! I am loving owls lately and this is the cutest little girl outfit! I am loving it! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway! http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

  2. This is a really cute idea! Would you like to link it up at Sew & Tell Saturday at my blog SewCountryChick? Thanks!

  3. This is so cute!! I definitely want to make this! TFS! (Found you on TT&J Linky)

  4. That’s adorable! I’m such a sucker for owls.

  5. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

  6. fabulous!

  7. I love this onesie, I’ll be making some for a new baby in the family very soon! I really like how you made the sleeves too! Perfect!

  8. This is so cute!!! I have a pile of old t shirts for upcycling. I’m pinning this to add to the list!

  9. OKGranniePeg says:

    This Grams loves this idea. Thanks


  1. [...] I posted about how to make a “Sweet Lil Owl Onesie” and today (as promised) I’m going to show you how I made the matching flower [...]

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