Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ruffly Chenille Onesies

Hi folks!
As I'm sure many have seen there are quite a few ideas going around as to how one can dress up simple baby onesies.  Some friends of mine recently had an adorable baby girl and so I decided to try out an idea I'd had for some faux chenille applique.

I'd first seen the faux chenille technique over at Aesthetic Nest when she used it to make this baby blanket:

I first experimented with it in pillow form and loved the results so I wanted to experiment with it on a smaller scale in creating some texture to applique.

Below is the:

Faux-Chenille Applique Tutorial


  • 5 pieces of coordinating flannel
    • size only matters when  you consider what size of shape is that you would like to make your applique piece
    • if you do not want as thick a look (or a more full) look you can use less (but I wouldn't use less than three layers) or more (although I think more than 5 might get too thick)
  • coordinating thread color
    • you will see that my thread color is coordinating for some of the fabrics but contrasting for others which I was fine with, I'm not fond of changing thread
  • a onesie (or shirt/clothing item)
  • cookie cutter or shape you want to trace for the applique



  1. This is adorable! I just came to check out your blog, and I am blown away by all the gorgeous things you have done! I would love for you to share this at Show & Share--

  2. This looks so cute; unfortunately I can't sew :( I do have a sewing machine, though, hehe. Never touched it. Maybe I should follow a workshop or so ;) Would love to be able to create something like these!

  3. so how could i make this look manly on a onsie?

  4. These are so cute! I love those "chenille" blankets too...what a great idea to but it on a onesie.

  5. Awe thanks guys!
    @Lindsey-thanks for the invite! I've headed over and Show & Share will be on my weekly list now!

    @LoeLaLoep-well sewing, like most else is definitely more natural the more you do it!

    @Alicia-hmmm maybe you could do them in boy colors like greens and blues and make them like trucks? Or you could do a brown football one and stitch some white lines on it for the laces?

    @Jenna-thanks! It's such an easy technique and pretty quick too, these total probably took around an hour!

  6. Cute! I have never decorated a onesie, but I need to get on it. This is a great idea.

  7. What a great job you did! Saw you on linky party and now google following you, Karima :)

  8. Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much for linking this up to Thrifty Thusday!

  9. These are so cute thanks for sharing these at scrappy saturdays! You are going to be featured this saturday so come on back, check it out, link up any other projects you might have done and grab a bragging badge :)

  10. Awe thanks Candace! I'm so excited for Saturday now and honored to be featured at Scrappy Saturdays! Thanks for the opportunity in hosting the link-up party! I'll definitely be back soon! (Hopefully tomorrow I'll have another project up...:)

  11. Love this onesie! You were featured this week at the Saturday Show- Off this week! Thanks for linking!

  12. These are so cute, and would make a great personalized shower gift!

    1. Awe thanks! Yes and they use up some scraps too!


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