Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Boy Valentine Onesie: Bear Hugs

Hey there!  I know I neglect the boy department a lot on this blog.  Sorry about that - but a friend of mine just had a little boy, and I decided to make this little valentine onesie for him (L this is for little A :).

Perhaps I can make a few more things for him and increase the number of "boy-themed" projects.  This onesie was inspired by one at Janie and Jack - but it's pretty different so I didn't feel a need to share that pic.  If you want to see theirs click here.
Here's what you'll need to make this little onesie:
  • onesie
  • brown felt (light and dark)
  • red felt
  • embroidery floss
  • sewing machine and brown thread
  • scissors
  • water soluble pen
  • needle
  • the bear pattern ( download here or draw your own)
Step 1:  Print the pattern and cut out the bear, bear nose, and heart.

Step 2:  Thread a needle with brown embroidery floss.  Hand stitch the eyes (just make little knots) and the nose onto the bear.  Switch to red embroidery floss and hand stitch the heart onto the bear.

Step 3:  Pin the bear to the onesie.  Topstitch around the edge of the bear - using brown thread.

Step 4:  Cut a small rectangle out of the red felt.  Write "bear hugs" on it using the water soluble pen.  Embroider over your letters.

Step 5:  Pin the rectangle to the onesie under the bear.  Hand stitch it on - using the same floss that you used for the "bear hugs" text.
That's it!  Give your little man a big bear hug!

NOW - the winner of the "Kick up your heels" apron did not contact me within the allotted time so a new winner has been picked via

****The new winner of the apron is....
LeFebvre Momma

congratulations!  You have 5 days to contact me (use the "contact me" form on the right sidebar) and send me your information.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. Sooooo cute!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:

  2. So very sweet! Any little boy or girl would love it, and I know mine would 'roar' when they saw it :)

  3. Cute onesie!

    I am disappointed and will probably have to go make another apron now.... ;-)

  4. Great project think I will try this with the kids this weekend.Thanks for sharing.

  5. So cute! I just got done with this bear onesie for my son. I make my bears eyes blue to match his. It's so cute and I can't wait for him to wear it to our mom's group Valentine's party tomorrow. Thanks for a great project :)


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