The kangaroo pocket – the only pocket I know of where you can twiddle your thumbs while keeping your hands inside your pocket. Pretty cool. Let’s add one to a onesie, shall we?
Here’s what you need:
- plain, prewashed onesie
- 8″ x 5″ rectangle of knit fabric
- optional: another rectangle of knit fabric, slightly larger than the first (I used a thin jersey fabric)
- sewing machine with coordinating thread
- fabric scissors
The steps for this onesie are pretty simple. First you make the kangaroo pocket. But how?
Start with your rectangle of fabric.
Fold in half and cut a “swoop” (that’s a technical term) out of the corner. When you unfold it, you will have this:
This is optional, but I traced my pocket shape onto a second fabric, cutting it about 1/4″ – 3/8″ larger on each side. Not optional: zig-zag the swoops.
Pin your pocket to the onesie.
Zig-zag the bottom, sides, and top – NOT the swoops.
Now I could have stopped there, but I’m a glutton for punishment sometimes. So, I cut out two partial circles and fastened them to the back. Here’s an in-progress pic below.
I just needed a little more contrast to the white. I initially tried a contrasting trim all around the neckline, but that wasn’t working as easily as I hoped. So the half-circle-on-the-back-idea was my next best option.
Because the pocket is all made of knitted material, I didn’t worry about folding anything under or seam allowances or anything like that. In fact, I intentionally sewed the pocket on the way I did because I thought the rolled edges of the pocket would give it a casual, fun look.
Plenty of personality, right?
Tagsapplique bib blanket boys cheap cheap baby clothes crochet dress dye easy embellish etsy fabric girls clothing giveaway Handmade Baby Clothes handmade baby gear hats heidi&finn infant boy clothes infant girl clothes infant girls clothes inspiration kids clothing week challenge knit linen men's shirt neutral onesie onesies pants pattern patterns Personalized Baby Clothes pocket recycle sew shirring shoes skirt sleep sack smocking tutorial unisex upcycle