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Friday, May 13, 2022

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Make your little one an Embroidered Baby Onesie using this free pattern and tutorial!

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Customizing onesies for babies is so much fun, and there are so many ways to do it! I have never embroidered on a onesie before, because I was worried about stitching on the knot fabric. I finally built up the courage to give it a try, and I am so happy that I did. This embroidered baby onesie using Anchor embroidery floss was so easy to do, and I love how it turned out! If you want to give it a try, I am sharing the pattern here for free as well as some helpful tips to make your project a success.

Embroidered Baby Onesie

To make your own Embroidered Baby Onesie, you will need these supplies:

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Download the baby embroidery pattern and print it out on regular copy paper. Cut a piece of stabilizer about 2 inches larger than the design. Lay the stabilizer over the paper, and trace the design onto the stabilizer using a water-soluble marker.

Why use a stabilizer? Embroidering on knit fabrics can be difficult because it's so stretchy. When you use stabilizer, it makes the fabric a little more, well, stable! The stabilizer keeps the fabric from stretching or distorting too much while in the hoop, and keeps the embroidery stitches where they belong. There are many types of stabilizers - some removable, some not. It's always good practice to research which kind is best for your embroidery project before getting started.

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Center the stabilizer on the onesie and press it into place. Fit just the front side of the onesie into a 4-6" embroidery hoop, with the smaller/inner piece of the hoop going on the inside of the onesie. Tighten the hoop so that the fabric is pulled taut.  

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Choose the colors of embroidery floss you want to use and unwind a length from the spool. Thread all six strands onto an embroidery needle, and knot the end.

Follow the marker lines to stitch the design onto the fabric. There are multiple embroidery stitch styles you can use to get a different look to your project. I used a simple backstitch for this onesie and added a few French knots.

Embroidered Baby Onesie

Remove the stabilizer according to package directions. For the one I used, simply run the onesie under warm water, and the stabilizer immediately broke down and washed away. Once dried, the onesie is ready for baby to wear!

As always, I would love to see your creations! Leave me a comment, or tag a photo on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! #AFMcrafts 

Looking for more embroidered fashion ideas? These ones from Team Creative Crafts are so fun!

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Embroidered Baby Onesie

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