DIY Baby Kimono Onesies
Tips To Altering A Baby Kimono Onesie Into A DIY Masterpiece
Baby kimono onesies are the style of onesie that is generally used while your baby is a newborn. They button shut across the front, or even tie shut. This is so that you do not need to try to pull the onesie over the baby's head. These onesies are actually really cute on their own. Although they generally come in white only. If you find them in any other colors or made with stylish accents you are probably in for a hefty price tag. I can show you how to turn regular dull old white baby kimono onsies into unique and super stylish baby tee. The best thiing about this? You'll most likely get a ton of these FREE form the hospital! I used some ribbon and and matching ribbon rosettes to dress up this onesie. But there are several other ways to do it. I recommend using this method for the kimono style t-shirt only, as adding the ribbon greatly reduces the stretch in the neckline. Kimonos are for easy on and off wear!
Here's how I did it:
All you need is some medium width ribbon, some little decorative accents or buttons (I used little ribbon rose buds accents), and some matching thread and needle. I was able to finish this project in just about an hour so it is really not too time consuming. Also, if you want to speed things way up, use a sewing machine to sew the ribbon on. I hand sewed the entire project.
Simply sew the ribbon onto the bias edge of the onesie. I sewed the ribbon on from either outer edge. If you are hand sewing do not pull the stitches in too tight or the ribbon will pucker all over the place.
One of the things I like about hand sewing this project is that you can essentially stop and start the project wherever you want. So, say you don't have time to finish it all at once. Just work on it a few minutes a day, then stick the needle in halfway and put it aside. You can have a few of these baby kimono oneises done over a week or two by doing this.
Once you have sewn the ribbon on you're pretty much home free. The hard work is over. Now just use your thread and needle to attatch cute little adornments where the buttons are. If it is a tie shut onesie then just replace the tie with matching ribbon. Otherwise, pick out a cute button, or like I did, cute little fabric rose buds or similar item. Sew them on over the snaps and you are done! Viola!
The beauty of these DIY baby kimono onesies is that if you found an item like this in the store it would be super expensive. You can probably buy a whole pack of these onesies for around $15.00 and only spend a couple bucks on ribbon and stuff.
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