Crafty Onesies, Homemade Diapers & Assorted Tutorials
Here’s the latest batch of free baby projects that focuses on crafty onesies, patterns for homemade diapers, covers and soakers plus a few assorted garments and accessories to make. To view more projects, see this new section on Tipnut which has plenty of more goodies. There will be more projects added to this list over time so you may want to bookmark this page for reference, enjoy!
: Colorful strips are gathered and then stitched on top (edges are unfinished but can be serged if you prefer).
Appliqued Tie: Sweet project for your favorite little guy, a tie design is appliqued with iron on wonder under.
: Made with two coordinating materials, one for the appliqued circle (background) and the other for the monogram. Pieces are applied with iron on wonder under.
Painted Jeweled: Design is applied with freezer paper and fabric paint, there’s no design template so you’ll need to make your own but it’s simple enough to do.
: These are finished off with binding.
Rainbow: Here’s how to transform ordinary white onesies into bright & cheery outfits using fabric dyes.
: A few ideas including a tutorial for making a fabric flower to use as embellishment.
Puff Paint: Here’s how to add a design using puff paint.
: Three different templates available to download (elephant, giraffe and little birdie).
Ruffle Butt: Layers of crocheted ruffles across the back/bottom using yarn.
Tighty Whitey Hipsters
: Make your own snazzy diapers with this design, pdf pattern download is available.
All-In-One: This style snaps close up front and fitted elastic legs. Template pieces available via pdf download here.
Fast & Friendly Fitteds
: Two different styles available, stuffable (for removable soaker pads) and sewn-in soaker style.
Fitted: Features elastic at the legs and back, side tabs with velcro that wrap across the front.
: Designed to adjust to the length and width of baby as he grows, can be used as a liner (doubler) in larger sizes or as a burp cloth.
Rita’s Rump Pockets: A one-size fits most flannel fitted pocket that does not have closures, sized to fit newborns to large toddlers.
Cover With Gussets
: Made with PUL (waterproof fabric) and cotton print, fold over elastic and velcro.
Pocket Nappy: Made with PUL, microfleece (or microsuede), elastic for leg and back, socket snaps & stud snaps (or loop & hook).
: Made to fit Newborn to 10 lbs, made with PUL, soft flannel, terry towel, elastic and velcro.
Inserts: Made with fleece, a pretty cotton print and includes a pdf download (two sizes: tiny/small and medium/large).
: Five different sizes available: Extra Small (7-14 lbs); Small (12-22 lbs); Medium (18-28 lbs); Large (24-40 lbs) and Extra Large (35+ lbs), via pdf download.
Knit Soakers: Can be made with or without ruffles, ribbing around the waist and legs.
Cloth Training Pants
: Here’s how to sew a panel of flannel and PUL onto regular training pants so they’re more absorbent.
: Sewing tutorial that includes pattern download, made with flannel and knit.
Sleep Sack: (knitting) Several sizes: XS (preemie); S (0-3months); M (3-6 months); L (6-12 months); 1X (12-18 months) and 2X (18-24 months).
: (knitting) These have feet and are sized to fit age 0 – 3 months. Worked with DPNs.
Leg Warmies: (knit) These pullup just above the knees. Three different variations can be made: solid, thin stripe and wide stripe. Worked on DPNs and easy to make in assorted sizes.
: Made with a yard of material, single-fold bias tape and thin ribbon. Can be made short (to wear as shirts) or longer (to wear as dresses or coats).
Bunting: Made with wool duffle cloth and cotton broadcloth, includes a pdf download for the embroidery design.
: (knitting) Cute little jeans that include the orange detail stitches that “regular” denim jeans have, sizes for 0, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24 months available. Worked on straight needles.
Wii Inspired Mitts: Worked as a single piece beginning with the interior shell, which is then folded inside the outer shell before it is stuffed and stitched shut. Preemie and (0-6) sizes.
: A regular tie is snipped and trimmed to fit then elastic is added to the back so it can pull over a wee head easily.
Vintage Linen Bonnets: Nice! Make sweet baby bonnets with old linens, template available (pdf).
: No pattern is necessary for this project, turn two coordinating materials and trim into this charmer with a turned back brim.
Sleeping Bag: Zips up the front and made with cotton jersey (lining) and cotton print (for the outer). Finished size measures 92 cm (length), 38 cm (width under arm) and 64 cm (width at bottom).
Cocoon Sleep Slack
: (knitting) Lovely cable design with either an open (with drawstring) or closed bottom. Has a 14″ circumference, 20″ length (20″ x 20″ stretched).
Published: February 28, 2009
Updated: January 8, 2013