Free sewing tutorial and pattern baby bodysuit




Materials:
* Jersey knits, 60" wide - Froy & Dind - Nice Grey
  - 1/2 yard (Newborn - 3 months)
  - 1 yard (9 months - 4Y)
* Ribbing
* Three Snaps

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.

Newborn
1-2 months
2-4 months

Sizes 6 months through 4Y can be bought in my online store.

You can find the instructions for a sleeveless bodysuit here.

When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
Print the sewing pattern in landscape mode in actual size and using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The seam allowance is already included in the pattern.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.
Cut a front piece, a back piece and two sleeves out of the fabric.

Step 3: Sew neckband.
Cut a 2″ (4,5 cm) wide strip of your ribbing. Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the knit fabric.

Step 4: Sew neckband.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 5: Add ribbing to the bottom of the bodysuit.
Align the raw edges of the ribbing with the raw edge of the bottom of the bodysuit, wrong sides together. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Stretch the ribbing while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the knit fabric.

Step 6: Add ribbing to the bottom of the bodysuit.
Fold the ribbing over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 7: Sew part of the shoulder seam.
Put the shoulder of the back piece over the front piece and pin down. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.

Step 8: Add ribbing to the bottom of the sleeves.
Align the raw edges of the ribbing with the raw edge of the bottom of the sleeves. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Stretch the ribbing while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the knit fabric. Fold the ribbing over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 9: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
Sew the sleeve into the armhole. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Repeat for the right sleeve.

Step 10: Pin the sides of the bodysuit and the sleeves down.
Turn bodysuit wrong-side out. With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half and pin down. Pin down the sides of the bodysuit.

Step 11: Sew.
Sew the sides of the bodysuit and the sleeves. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.

Step 12: Attach snaps
Turn right-side out. Attach the snaps to the bodysuit.

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the pattern and for the great pattern!

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  2. Super pattern, in multiple sizes. Instructions are easily understood, everything you need for a beautiful finished product. Thank you so much.

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  3. Just making this, it looks lovely! May wondering why you don't set the sleeves before you sew the sides up. Would be easier to see a straight run than that tricky circle shoulder seam?

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