Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Baby Scarf Onesie or Jacket

I can't keep up with this crazy weather we are having here in Florida.  One day it's 80 degrees and the next we have a cold freeze.  Or we may wake up with weather in the 40's and by the afternoon it's gone up 40 degrees.  I can't complain too much since we don't have snow to shovel, but add in some rain and high allergy warnings and it sure can make you crazy.

While we still have some cold weather, I thought I'd embellish a few tops for the little ones.  I love my scarves.  They are such a fun accessory to add to almost any outfit.  While they may be great for you and I to wear, they aren't always so easy for our little ones.  They can be a choking hazard or they might just get left on the ground somewhere.  Now you can keep those little fashionistas in style without all the extra trouble.  Make them their own Scarf Onesie or Jacket!

Choose a onesie, T-shirt, a long sleeve top, or even a jacket to add your scarf to. If you are embellishing a onesie or baby T, you will need two pieces of fleece that coordinates with your shirt.  My fleece scarf strips were about 1 1/2 inches wide.  The length will depend on what size onesie you are using and how long you want your scarf to be. 

You will want to cut small slits into one end of each of your scarf strips to give it fringe.  The nice thing about fleece is that it doesn't fray.

Slip the scarf strips into the slits on the top of the onesie.  Pin in place and sew around the edge of the scarf strips.  Sew across the strip above the fringe.

If you are using a jacket, you may want to use a long single piece of fleece for your scarf.  This will give the jacket the look of a cute scarf, but no worry of losing it. 

Start by fringing both ends of your scarf piece.  Find the middle of your scarf and pin it in place on the back middle neck of your jacket.  Sew a seam down the back of the scarf piece, attaching it in place to the back of the jacket.

Wrap the ends of the scarf to the front of your jacket.  Tack the pieces in place to the shoulder seams.  The front pieces of your scarf will still be able to move, giving it a more realistic look.

Whether you are making a Scarf Onesie or a Scarf Jacket, your little one will now be ready to head out in style! 

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