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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Necklace Onesie - tutorial

Yes, yes, we're having a baby (due in March)! Our first! J.B. and I are definitely super excited about this new adventure. What better what to celebrate on the blog than a new onesie? This one, of course, is going to my niece Olivia, but maybe before long I'll be whipping up a few of these for my own little one!


 - blank onesie
 - fabric paint
 - fabric for the flower
 - beads/sequins for the flower center
 - paint brush or dapper

I used a couple of other optional tools along the way, you'll see...

Before you start any painting, make sure you put a piece of cardboard in the middle of the onesie. This will keep the fabric paint from bleeding through to the backside.

Next, start your first necklace. I found that it's easier to start with a dot in the center and move out to the sides. Since I'm really no good at free handing, I'm using these handy little dappers to make my "necklace beads." I picked these up awhile back in the paintbrush section of the craft store.

I also realized at this point that its much easier to do this if you already have the edge of the "necklace" traced out. Makes for less wonky necklaces!

I did the middle necklace with a little bit larger dapper for some variety.

After finishing these with the dappers, I went back with an itty bitty paint brush to fill in any places the paint didn't cover well. It looked a lot better afterwards ...

Next I made a fabric flower with a pin in the back {so it can be removed for washing}. You can use whatever fabric flower you like. I went with a rendition of  t h i s  f l o w e r  t u t o r i a l.

You could also sew the flower down or use velcro to attach it - whatever you have on hand.
Then attach your flower and you're all done!

This works great with little t-shirts too if you're not into onesies. 
I love a girlie little tee!


  1. Thanks Sarah! I'll be making this for three new baby girls I have in my life. And congrats to you!
    -Kim Mulack

  2. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your project yesterday on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays!" Awesome job, I can't wait to see what you come up with next! :)

    Here's the Link

    You actually had a bunch of projects that I loved so expect to get a few more features!

    Jamie @ sewrockin.com

  3. Thanks Jamie! So neat to see it on your blog!

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  5. hello sarah.. the necklace so beautifull with the fabric flower that u make. can't wait another good post from you. Berita terbaru terkini hari ini