DIY Appliqued Baby Oneise, Wipe Case and Headband

how to cover a wipe case diy baby onesie headband

It’s blog hop time and we are excited to be showcasing our designer pal, Laura Kelly’s, new fabric that features her youthful patriotic drawings.  They kids are so sweet and the message is even sweeter.  We decided to make a trilogy of crafts that would be perfect for a new baby.  All the projects (baby onesie, wipe case and headband) were made with Laura’s awesome fabric and with goodies supplied by the blog hop partners.  The base case and headband were from the 1$ store and the onesie was from Target.



Blog Hop Sponsors

Laura Kelly

Jen Goode

Hop Partners

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Coats and Clark
Buttons Galore and More
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supplies Supplies for Onesie – Wipe Case – Headband

  • Laura Kelly Fabric (available at JoAnn Fabrics
  • Baby Onesie
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge Fabric Formula
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Needle
  • Wipe Case
  • Decorative Trim
  • Hot Glue
  • Hot Glue Finger Caps
  • Silk Flower
  • Gems
  • Headband
  • Silk Flower
  • Pinking Scissors

onesie heart on tee 1. Cut a heart from the pre-washed fabric.

onesie mod modge on fabric

2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge fabric to the back of the cut heart.

onesie stitch around

3. Position the heart onto the pre-washed baby onesie.

4. Smooth with your fingers.

5. Hand sew around the outer edge with embroidery floss.

wipes case trim fabric to fit

6. Trim around the fabric so it fits the top of the wipe case.

wipes case fabric mod podge

Important: This is FABRIC Mod Podge.

wipes case apply mod podge to teh case

7. Apply Fabric Mod Podge to the side edges of the wipe case.

wipes case cover the top

8. Apply the Mod Podge to the top of the wipe case.

wipes case position fabric

9. Position the fabric on the top of the wipe case.

wipes case press around the corners

10. Smooth over the corners.

wipes case top coat with Mod Podge

11. Top-coat with more Fabric Mod Podge and trim away excess fabric.

wipes case glue trim

12.Hot glue trim around the edge of the top of case.


wipe case glue gems

wipes case glue flower

13. Glue gems and flowers to the top of the case.

headband supply

14. Take apart the flower to separate the petals.

headband cut circles

  15. Cut the fabric into circles that match the flowers shapes.

headband sew to strecty band

16. Sew the fabric circles and petal layers to the headband,

17. Sew a button in the center.







How to Sew a Baby Sleep Sac : McCalls Pattern 4236

When I spotted this fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics, I flipped out and fell in love with it!  I wanted to make something for my new little nephew and with the cold months ahead of us I thought a sleep sac would be perfect.  He loves it, his momma loves it and his daddy does too!  Next time, I would make the neck a little bigger for more room to grow.  Other than that it was a simple and quick project to make.

The fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics.
Following the directions…..cut of the back and two fronts of the sleep sac.
Working right-sides together, pin the shoulder seams together.
Sewing Tip: Use low-tac tape as a stitching guide when working with bulky or long pieces of fabric.
Double stitch the seams. (sew two rows close together)  Also – sew a hem around the neckline.
Pin and sew down the center seam.
On the backside, open the zipper seam (front center seam)  and press flat with your fingers.  Pin or tape your zipper in position with the teeth and pull facing toward the seam.
 Attach a zipper foot to your machine.
Sew the zipper.  Stitch down each side.
Open the zipper with a small pair of scissors or a seam ripper.  Remove all loose threads. Hand stitch the fabric zipper tabs to the inside of the sleep sac.
Fold back the hem on the sleeves, pin and sew using a double row of stitches.
All stitched and ready to wear!  This McCalls baby sewing pattern (4236) was easy to whip up and baby Tucker likes it!!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out
our Baby Sleep Sac!
Have a crafty day!!
Cathie and Steve

How to sew a kids soft book

Hey fabric hounds, mommies, aunts, grandmas and stitching fellas!  Here’s an awesome project that uses up scraps of fabric.  Of course if you are a fabric junkie like me…..then I am sure you will want to visit your fabric shop and snag some prints to use.

The cover is a chevron print by Riley Blake Designs and the jumbo ric rac is theirs too.

This book is a “seek and find” book so I used prints that encourage counting, learning and exploring.  I also used prints that are story starters and a little educational too.

They are simple to put together and they are easy enough for beginner stitchers.

Let’s Get Started

You will need:

For the pages: 12″ x 12″ cotton squares (you need 4 per page panel + 2 for the cover)
For the cover: 12″ x 24″cotton retanngle
Cotton batting (thin)
Sewing machine and accessories
Jumbo Ric Rac
Scrap Fabric for Applique
Fusible Webbing
Fabric Glue
Sharp Large Eye Needle
Embroidery Floss

For making the page panels: begin with two 12″ x 12″ fabric squares.

Position them right sides to right sides and pin down the center (be careful to pay attention to pattern alinement). Sew.

Repeat with two more pages.

Cut some cotton batting to fit the page panel.

Place two page panels right-sides together (match the center seams).  Position the cotton batting on one side.  Pin and sew around the outer edge (leave and opening for turning).

After sewing, clip the corners to remove the bulk.

Turn right-side out and press.  Pin the opening closed.  Top-stitch around the outer edge.

Free-form sew across the page panel.  This will hold the pages together when washing.

Prep the remaining pieces and sew in the same fashion.

Make the cover.

For the cover you will need 1 large rectangle and 2 squares sewn together.  Stitch them together with cotton batting as described above.

 Top-stitch around the edge.

 Pin and sew Jumbo Ric Rac around the outer edge of the book cover.

Free-form sew through all the layers of fabric to secure for washing.

Apply fusible webbing to the back of the applique fabric.  Sketch a design to applique. Cut out the design.

Position the applique, iron and satin stitch around the outer edge to secure.

Add a drop of fabric glue to the back of a button eye and stitch to secure.

Line up the cover and page panels so all the centers meet.  Hand sew through the center of each layer working your way down the spine of the fabric book.

Do yourself a favor and invest in a thimble and needle puller.

Spine views.

Back of book.

Hours of imagination building and play!
Happy Crafting!
Cathie and Steve

DIY: Tie-dyed & Ribbon Embellished Burp Cloths

tie dyed ribbon altered diaper burp cloths

Altered burp cloths made from diapers are such a fun way to insert a little of your personal style in a new parent wardrobe.  They also help keep your clothes drool free.

This set was designed in the color palette of the school where my little sis teaches.  We began with 3 cotton diapers.   Pre-washed them with no fabric softener and used no dryer sheets when drying.

Next, we whipped up a batch of Cherry Rit Dye.  We soaked our clean diapers in water to re-wet them.  We used rubber-bands to tie off random and stripes.  Rit has a great tutorial for tie-dyeing.  See it here. Next we placed the diapers into the dye bath and let them soak until we reached a deep red.  Then we removed the rubber-bands, rinsed till the water ran clear and washed with a baby friendly detergent.

 Next up, was pinning polka-dot ribbons to the cloths.
Then it was time to stitch.  I used a medium length stitch and sewed as close to the edge of the ribbon as possible.
You can stitch the ribbons in countless patterns.
Fold them, stack them and tie or pin with a ribbon.

Valentine Onesie for Baby in Under 15 min.

baby onesie valentines day diy craft

You can easily whip up a Valentine tee for baby in less than 15 min.  Really you can!  Both designs are from my book, 101 Snappy Fashions.  You can check out the book at Barnes and Noble.

For the pink design, I used a rhinestone heart iron-on.  So simple.  The other design was a vintage Valentine greeting that I scanned, printed on ink-jet transfer paper and ironed to the front of the snap suit.

Whip Up A Holiday Tee for Baby!

These projects are from my book, 101 Snappy Fashions!

Holiday tee aren’t just for grown ups!  Whip up a plain baby snapsuit (Gerber Onesies) into a holiday themed one with applique, tie-dye and embroidery.

Santa Baby Materials:
Red Baby Snapsuit (or a dyed one)
Santa Themed Fabric
Fusible Webbing / Iron
Sew machine and hand needle and thread

1. Using an iron, attach fusible webbing to the back of Santa themed fabric.  Cut around the Santa motif.  Position the motif in the top center of the snapsuit and attach with an iron.

2. Sew around the Santa motif with a straight, zig-zag or satin stitch.  If you don’t have a machine, hand sew to secure the edges with thread or embroidery floss.

3. Hand sew a pom-pom to the top of Santa’s hat.

Spin Baby (Hanukkah) Materials:
White Baby Snapsuit
RIT Turquoise Fabric Dye
Felt Square – baby blue
Embroidery Floss and Needle

1. Using a rubber-band and turquoise fabric dye, tie-dye a circle in the front center of a snapsuit.

2. Cut a dreidel shape from felt.  Position the shape in the dyed circle.  Using a satin stitch, embroider the the Hebrew letter Nun, the Gimel, Hei, or Shin over the felt shape.