It’s day 4 of Embellish-Your-Onesie Month, and today I’ve personalized this onesie by adding a little pocket! This look is a classic, and it is a great way to coordinate with a handmade pair of bloomers, pants, etc. for an oh-so-put-together look. I love how personalized baby clothes turn the ordinary into something special! The best part: this idea works for boys or girls; it only depends on your fabric.
If you need instructions on how to make a pocket, especially one like I made in this post (rounded pocket with contrast piping), I found great instructions from Lier on the website Ikatbag here. Thank you Lier for your help! Lier has a whole series of pocket-making tutorials, which I thought were very informative.
The pocket-making process went pretty fast for me. The tricky part came in when I actually sewed the pocket to the onesie. I think it was considerably slower to sew the pocket on the onesie because 1) I chose a curved pocket, and 2) I did not want the knit fabric to stretch or scrunch and make the pocket look weird. So unless you’re a pocket pro (and I know you’re out there), take your time sewing this on. I wish I could tell you a cool trick to make you not have the same worries, but alas.
My contrast piping made the top part of my pocket pretty thick (maybe because I didn’t actually use piping; I used white fabric). So when I folded those outer edges in to topstitch them in place, they didn’t fold under as neatly as it should have. If it wasn’t almost midnight when I was finishing this, I might have ripped it out and tried it again.
I don’t think my little bee minds one bit.
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