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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tie Onesie

Every little boy deserves to have fun clothes to wear, and the complaint is all too common that you just can't dress boys up the same you can with girls. It's true, there's nothing like walking through the baby section and running your fingers over the frilly dresses, but when all you have is boys to work with, you've got to find something to have fun with right?

I'd like to thank my friend for expecting a boy so I could try making this tie onesie! Tie Onesie
All you need is a white onesie...whatever size works best for your little one, Wonder Under or similar product, tie worthy fabric, an iron, and a sewing machine.

1. Draw or print out a tie template. My tie measures about 6 inches long, and 2.5 inches wide at the widest parts.Tie Onesie template
2. Trace your tie to Wonder Under and iron that to your fabric. I used one of my husband's plaid shirts (with permission of course) which made for a super cute tie! I separated the top from the bottom and laid them in different directions to make the tie look more authentic.
Husband's former shirt Iron Wonder Under to tie
3. Cut your tie out, remove the paper backing of the Wonder Under and lay on your onesie. Make sure it's centered, and press according to the Wonder Under instructions.Press tie to onesie
4. Sew around your tie with a zig zag stitch to secure.

5. Use as a baby shower gift or put on your little man for special occasions and adore the cuteness of it all!

I wish I could give credit to whoever inspired me, but I have no idea who that was! If you have made these and blogged about it, please share so we can see how cute everyone else's are!

I'm linking up to Making It with Allie @ What Allie's Making Now,  Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple, What are Little Boys Made of? @ Seven Thirty Three, Get Your Craft on Thursday @ Life as Lori, Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, Show off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans, and Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday on Tuesday.


  1. Love the ties! I made one for my little man last month and just finished two more for baby shower gifts!


  2. Oh wow, that is really a neat idea. I'd love to make those too, one of these days.

  3. Totally fun. One of our friends just had a baby boy and this would be so cute to do. Great tutorial.
    thanks so much for linking this to Motivated Monday at becolorful.

  4. Very cute! What a great use for an old shirt!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie!
    I hope to see you next week!

  5. Very sweet onesie, it seems like girls get all the cute stuff. Glad to see you evening the score a bit. Love that it's made with one of daddy's old shirts. So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)