Christmas Onesie {or turkey turned present}

My little miss just turned six months old. This little sucker is growing like a weed. Its making me very glad all of her clothes were either gifts or bought second hand. But, its also making me want to make the most of every outfit. When I made her Gobble Gobble onesie, I limited it to about a three week lifetime. I wanted to see if there was a way to stretch out its use.

I wanted to breathe new life into this cute little number.

So, I set out to Christmasify it {yes, Christmisify is a word}. I figured a baby with a present on its chest is pretty darn cute. Plus, the present conveniently hides the typography of this onesie's past life. And, for good measure, I figured I'd add a ruffled butt.


I started by cutting a 7x7 inch square of my Christmas fabric {from Joann's}. Then, I cut two 8 inch long pieces of my ribbon {from Target's Dollar Spot....score!}. I sewed each piece of the ribbon down, as close to the edge as possible. 


I wanted to give the present more stability, cut out a piece of craft fuse. I then folded and ironed 1/4 inch on each side. This way, I wouldn't have to worry about fraying or sewing. I followed the directions to adhere the craft fuse to the wrong side of the fabric.

I sewed the present to the onesie using a zig-zag stich. This wasn't a easy sewing job. The knit of the onesie plus the awkward shape made for a lot of stretching. If you're going to try this, I recommend going slow.

Just because I find it totally adorable, I added a ruffled butt. I used 2 inch wide strips that were one and a half the length of my onesie {18 inches}. I used a gathering stitch, pulled to ruffle, and then sewed the ruffle to the onesie along the gathering stitch.

Now, this once Thanksgiving themed onesie has new life as a Christmas onesie.

If you make a similar onesie, I'd love to see it! Please post a link in the comments section!

Come party with me!


  1. Cute, where do you get one of these packages?
    What a little sweetie... oh and the onesie is nice too. Kathi

  2. How sweet, the ruffles on the bottom are so cute!

  3. I love this! So adorable! The ruffles crack me up! Love that you re-used the onsie too. So smart :)

  4. This are absolutely adorable! I am having a Christmas Pajama Rama contest and would love for you to enter these!


  5. TOO CUTE! I can't wait to try this! I also love how you reused the Gobble onesie....I always love to dress my little one for the season, but it always seems like time flies during the holidays and they don't get to wear it enough! Wonderful idea!

  6. That is so cute! I love fun onesie ideas like this

  7. So cute. I especially love the little ruffles on the back. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-6.html

  8. That's a great Applique idea! love it!

  9. great idea for such a special "gift"!


  10. I'm lovin the little one with the ruffled butt! VERY CUTE. I'm your newest follower.

    Come visit me at Project Queen sometime!

  11. aww, what a great idea, and love the ruffles for that extra little something!

  12. So cute! I love the ruffly bootie! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!