Craft: Embellish Onesies with an Easy to Sew Yo-Yo!

Yo-Yo Embelished Onesie


Okay Moms, let’s be honest, we’re all a bit tight on time. Yet, we want our kid’s to look ultra cute! While we may not have the money to dish out at a specialty boutique for our little angels we just might have what it takes to whip up this quick and easy project. In less than 15 minutes you can embellish a plain onesie into something you can be proud of. Let’s get started!




Scrap piece of fabric





Small Button

Circle Template (4 1/2″ in diameter)



Step 1: First you will need a circle template. This doesn’t have to be anything fancy, as you see in the photo I found a 4 1/2″  small dessert dish that was the perfect size for tracing around. Once you have found your template, grab a pencil, turn your fabric wrong side up, and trace around the circular object.




Step 2: Now, using fabric scissors, cut out your circle.




Step 3: It’s time to make the yo-yo. Simply fold down the outer edge of the circle to create about 1/8″ hem and with a needle and thread sew a running stitch all the way around, folding down the hem as you go. You don’t have to take tiny stitches either, because the smaller the stitch the harder it is to gather the fabric in the next step.




Step 4: Now that you’ve completed the hemming process, pull the thread still attached to the needle to gather the circle together into a yo-yo. Feel free to push the folds of fabric around to get an even gather. Then, once you are satisfied with your yo-yo, take a few stitches into the hem to secure the gathers.




Step 5: Tack the yo-yo onto the onesie. Next, sew the button into the center opening of the yo-yo. Make sure and sew the button on very securely. You don’t want to find your child playing with it because it popped off. You can use dental floss for this, as it is quite strong and resistant to breaking.


Step 6: Put your hand-embellished onesie on your little angel!


You did it! Now, wasn’t that easy? If you have tips to share or other ways you like to embellish your child’s clothes, please add your two cents in the comments below. Happy Crafting!



About Emilee Gettle

I am a diehard crafter who has been designing patterns and projects for 13 years now. As a child my earliest memories are sitting at my grandmother’s feet surrounded by yarn, patterns and fabric. When I’m not hiding out in my craft studio or whipping up vegan recipes, I’m lending a hand to my husband in our heirloom seed business, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I’m the editor of our quaterly magazine, Heirloom Gardener. I am also, most importantly a mother. We strive to live a green, self-sustaining lifestyle. My life is never dull, however it is incredibly blessed.


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