Button-Embellished Onesie

While I was busy boxing things up and moving, my sister was busy having a baby. I got to meet him over the weekend and one of the first things I said when I got back home was, “I need to make some things for him!”

This is just a quick post about the first of several fun little onesies I’m embellishing for my new nephew, because guess what? Even though we’re not even unpacked and barely settled, there’s something speggtacular going down at the new Mall residence. You may cry fowl, but the boys are eggstatic and I barely have time to peck this out before going back to work.

Very hungry onesie.

I found the idea for a button caterpillar on Pinterest, of course, but because he’s a manly little boy I elected not to use rainbow-colored buttons. Instead, I took my color scheme loosely from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I love how it turned out.

If I were doing this again, I would mark where I wanted my buttons to go, because eyeballing it made them migrate upwards a bit from where I originally intended to place them. It was a very quick little project, though! Be aware that buttons are NOT comfortable for babies old enough that they spend a lot of time on their stomachs, and not safe for babies who determinedly pull things off of their clothes and try to eat them. (So what I’m saying is, it’s perfect for newborns and toddlers, and not much in between.)

I hope you like it, and who knows – maybe I can scratch up enough time to do another one today!


    • Melissa says:

      See, I like it because it looks great and all you have to do is sew on buttons, which I can almost do with my eyes closed. The question is, though, what else could I do with buttons? I don’t know…

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