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Does anyone make their own onesies? Is it easy? hard? are there commercial or free patterns?

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Kwik Sew has a pattern for them. # 2433. I've never been able to buy one of their patterns, but I know that plenty of people love these patterns! Good Luck!
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I've been on the search for Kimono Type onesies, instead of over the head onesies, and I've had a hard time finding anything. But, in the mean time, I have come across the over the head kind, and the zip down kind, so I think its possible! Do you have a snap press? I think thats my biggest deterrent right now, but Im thinking of getting one because its starting to appear that I may end up using it enough to make it worth it.

I am wondering the same thing- is going to be worth the work? I'm thinking the satisfaction of dressing my little one in something custom made by my hands will be worth it, but maybe I'm just pregnant and really dreamy
I'll try to find the sites and get back to you.
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Ah. right. snap press. um, no, i don't have one... velcro maybe? or maybe i'll make a bunch of those sleepy nightgowny things instead... what are they called?

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Steer clear of the McCalls layette pattern. It has a onesie pattern, but the neckline is gigantic. The 24 mo. size fit my toddler, but the neck fit *me*. Butterick makes a layette pattern, too, but I haven't given it a try yet. Ottobre has one which looks cute, but their patterns confuse me.
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You can buy a snap "press" from Jo-Anns or some place similar. It's not a "press" though. It's like a large pair of pliers and will go through thinner fabric really well (so it would be perfect for onesies). You have to use metal snaps, though. You cannot use the plastic snaps like cloth diapers have.

I think the only reason you would really have to invest in an actual snap "press" would be in you needed to go through layers of fabrics like you do on cloth diapers.
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I've made a bunch from this kwiksew pattern: 2656

It's raglan sleeve with snaps up the front, which I think is easist to get on babies. As for snaps, I used metal snaps from snap sourcewith a little hammer on placement thingy, here's what it is: snap source snap setter. They've worked well! Also, I love the little hat that goes with this pattern, it's like the pilot caps from hanna andersson. HTH!
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I agree, the McCalls one was a disaster! The rest of the stuff in their layette is perfect, but the onesie was a mess. The neck is just HUGE.

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oooh, that pattern is so cute!
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You cannot use the plastic snaps like cloth diapers have.
Why not? I do.
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what about using snap tape?

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Don't know if you're still looking, but I found this on craftster. HTH.

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Why not? I do.
For the type of tool that I am talking about, you cannot press plastic snaps with it. You have to buy the metal snaps that are made for it. That's why.
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I think I have a REALLY old layette book from when I was a kid. I think it might have a kimono style onsie in it if you are still interested pm me and I can see if I can copy it.

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For the type of tool that I am talking about, you cannot press plastic snaps with it. You have to buy the metal snaps that are made for it. That's why.
OH!! I thought you meant that you couldn't use the polyresin snaps on the clothes! I was thinking "Huh? Yes you can!" You meant the snapper!
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The One Hour Body Shirt is one of my favorites. It really does go together in an hour. I'm not a big fan of the kimono opening though.
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Where do you all find good knits? Everything that I have gotten has been crap (JoAnns, various online retailers)
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Oh! I love the romper made from a tee-shirt! Now to go raid hubby's drawer...:
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I just made applique patches and sewed that onto commercial onesies. Would that satisfy your craving for some originality?
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I agree, where does everyone get their knits? I have a ton of flannel and cotton, but that just doesn't seem to work for clothes like knits would. I feel like I've never really seen it at Joanns.
Does anyone make anything besides blankets and dipes form flannel?
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Does anyone make anything besides blankets and dipes form flannel?
Butt wipes..."tissues"...skirts...funny dolls....

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I just made applique patches and sewed that onto commercial onesies. Would that satisfy your craving for some originality?
Actually, that's what I've changed my goal to. They're just as exciting! It's not like there's all that much great soft fabric out there that's more exciting than a home-cut appliqued monster.

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Actually, that's what I've changed my goal to. They're just as exciting! It's not like there's all that much great soft fabric out there that's more exciting than a home-cut appliqued monster.

OOO,that does sound exciting!Care to share??I just love to see what other people have done!

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