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measurement will vary by size
the body will be the largest piece
Simply sleeves. It always seems like these are the hardest to sew, but really, it's not. The shoulders make it seem complex, but in a onesie, the shoulders are loose so you don't have to worry about that weird triangle shape for the shoulders.
All of these hood pieces are not necessary. You can always cut two squares that cover your head and sew into a hood.
This is only necessary if your onesie is based off of a character with tails. This one was Pikachu, but shapes will vary.
Materials are simply fleece (amount needed will vary) and sewing materials. You will also need zippers, buttons, or Velcro. If you can, just go cheaper and get felt for 20 cents for the details.
Start off by folding your fabric into 4 layers
Pin down the body outline and cut around it, leaving some seam allowance.
Pair two pieces together so that it looks like a "rectangle" with legs. Sew the middle together and the crotch. This will be the back side.
For the front piece, with the other two body pieces, sew the crotch area and midway up the body. The rest of the space will be used for zipper/buttons/Velcro
When you attach the pieces together, make sure it's the wrong side out. When you're sewing, leave at lease 12in of arm space. Up to that area, sew the shoulders together, making sure you don't sew the neck area.
If that explanation was confusing, this is what it should look like so far. Remember that the front should have an opening and leave arm space!
Hoods can be made in different ways. However, in this website, I found making it was a little complex. You can always make two squares that can cover up your head. Then sew two sides, which would be the ones that form a right angle.
If that explanation was poor, here's my very sad looking diagram that probably helps by 50%
If you did it the more complex way, this is what it should look like.
Next are the sleeves. It's super easy since they're just rectangles that are folded and attached.
Fold your rectangle in half and you get a better look on what the sleeves are suppose to look like.
Sew the sleeve until you get a fabric tube basically.
Next is sew the sleeves onto the body.
If you remember, you should have an opening. Tuck the sleeves into the hole with the right side in. This way, after you sew it and flip it inside out, it will have the wrong side out which is what you want.
Now just sew it together
This is what it should look like
Attach the hood. By doing this, you should know that your hood, however you made it, it should have a straight side. And that should be the bottom of the hood.
Pin down the straight side to the onesie. I'm pretty sure you know where it should go.
After pinning it down all straight, sew it.
And finally, get creative! If you know what character/thing you're making, design it. Onesies are not made to look exact. If you're having trouble, have a picture as a reference. After designing it, you can add the zipper/button/Velcro
HEY THERE If you actually made it this far, this video shows a WAAAAAAY easier version on how to make a onesie, using less pieces.
For detailed instructions, instructions on the other hood method, and designing ideas for pokemon, click the link here