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Cute Skirt and Bow Tie Onesie Sewing Tutorial

Hello, MTWC readers! I am ecstatic to be here with you today sharing a couple of easy and CUTE sewing tutorials. Today’s sewing tutorials are all about the kiddos!
A few weeks back I posted these on my own blog.

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They were such a hit, that I decided to whip up another coordinating set complete with tutorials just for you! It’s a double tutorial–The Lacy Skirt Tutorial and The Bow Tie Pin Tutorial.

Cute Sewing Tutorials

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Grab your sewing machine and let’s get started!

LacySkirtTutorial

Materials:
Fabric
(I purchases these gorgeous fabrics from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.)
Lace
Elastic
Sewing machine
Basic sewing supplies (thread, scissors, pinking shears…)

Directions:
1. Cut your fabric and elastic according to these dimensions:
0-3 months (Fabric: 7 in. by 30 in.; Elastic: 16 in.)
3-6 months (Fabric: 8 in. by 32 in.; Elastic: 17 in.)
6-12 months (Fabric: 9 in. by 34 in.; Elastic: 17 1/2 in.)
12-18 months (Fabric: 9 1/2 in. by 35 in.; Elastic: 17 3/4 in.)
18-24 months (Fabric: 9 3/4 in. by 35 1/2 in.; Elastic: 17 7/8 in.)
2T (Fabric: 10 in. by 36 in.; Elastic: 18 in.)
3T (Fabric: 10 in. by 37 in.; Elastic: 19 in.)
4T (Fabric: 11 in. by 38 in.; Elastic: 20 in.)
5T (Fabric: 12 in. by 39 in.; Elastic: 21 in.)

2. Cut the lace the same length as the longer side of your fabric piece.

2. With the wrong side of the fabric facing you, turn up the bottom edge of the fabric twice to create a nicely finished hem. I typically fold it over 1/4 inch each time. Be sure to pin as you go.

3. Straight stitch about 1/8 inch from the top fold to secure the hemline. Remember to back stitch at the start and finish.
Tip: Even though I did not do this in the picture above…you can place your pins perpendicular to the hemline and sew right over them instead of having to pull them out as you go.

4. Turn your fabric so that the right side faces you. Pin the lace along the hemline and sew it in place.

5. Fold the fabric in half with right sides together. Match up the corners of the shorter sides of your fabric piece. Straight stitch down this shorter side. I usually make this seam the back of my skirt. Finish the seam whichever way you prefer–cut with pinking shears, open up the seam and flatten with an iron, use a serger, sew a zigzag stitch along it, etc. I typically use both the pinking shears and a zigzag stitch.

6. Fold the top edge of the skirt over once about 1/4 inch. Press.

7. Fold this same edge over again about 1 inch. Press. Sew along both the bottom and top of the fold to stabilize the waistband.
Important Note: When you sew along the bottom of your waistband, leave about 1-1 1/2 inches open in order to insert your elastic. Remember to back stitch at the start and finish.

8. Attach one end of the elastic to a safety pin and feed it through your waistband. After you have finished feeding it all the way through, overlap both ends of the elastic and sew back and forth over them a few times to secure them together. Let the elastic slip into the opening and sew the opening closed.
*You may notice that I did a zigzag
stitch along the bottom fold of the waistband. Please note that I
typically do a straight stitch, but my machine was still set to zigzag
from having finished the side seam, so I just went with it.
9. Give this CUTE skirt to a CUTE little girl!

Now for the CUTE little man in your life…

Bow Tie Pin Tutorial


Materials:
Fabric
Index card
Coordinating ribbon
Sewing machine
Basic sewing supplies (thread, scissors, pinking shears…)
Hot glue gun
Pin back

1. This first step is a little odd, but I am the queen of using commonplace items for patterns. Use an index card to cut out two separate rectangles from the fabric of your choice.

2. Place the rectangles together with right sides facing each other and sew along the outside edge using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Be sure to leave about a 2 inch opening along one of the longer sides.

3. Use your pinking shears to cut around the perimeter and clip the corners being careful not to cut through any of your stitches.

4. Turn the fabric right side out by feeding it through the 2 inch opening. Using a chopstick will help you push the corners out. Press. Fold the fabric in at the open seam and sew it closed.

5. Cut a piece of ribbon just a few inches long. I cut the ends with my pinking shears to help prevent them from fraying. You could also use thread end glue to prevent fraying. Place a strip of glue along one end and loop the other end around and over the glue.

6. Feed the fabric rectangle through the loop and glue a pin to the back of the ribbon.

7. Pin your bow tie onto any onesie or shirt. Ta da! You’re finished!
A little more CUTENESS for your viewing pleasure!
Feel free to come visit me anytime over at The Life of Jennifer Dawn. I’ll see you again soon here on MTWC. Until then…
Happy Sewing!

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Jennifer is a wife, mother, and former teacher turned stay at home mommy.  She is the face behind the blog The Life of Jennifer Dawn where she shares posts about her family, motherhood, crafts, sewing projects, and recipes.  She is also the designer and owner of the small Etsy shop Bluebird Cottage Designs.

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Comments

  1. says

    This is cute sewing tutorial project. I’m beginner in sewing and always searching easy sewing tutorial which help me to create beautiful one for my daughter. I want to re-publish this sewing tutorial project on my blog. Can I do it or not?

  2. says

    This is such a clear tutorial for making skirts. I like how you finished your seams and the waistband. Very pretty skirt. Also liked the tie tshirt!
    Kay

  3. says

    This skirt tutorial is very clearly explained. I am a beginner sewer so this is very helpful. This prompts me to make a skirt for my one-year old niece, and one for my six year old grand daughter. I can finally use the animal-print fabric I purchased several years ago. Thank you kindly.

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