Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

Halloween is such a fun holiday! Dressing up the baby in this pumpkin applique onesie is just too cute not to share!

This weekend I worked on some last minute Halloween projects, and I’m going to share this Pumpkin Applique Onesie with you today. This applique is super festive and very easy to whip up. I plan on putting my little girl in this with a pair of leggings on the day of Halloween before it’s time to get all costumed up for the night.

Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

To make this fun little onesie you’ll need:

A plain white onesie in the size of your choice

Fabric scraps

A pumpkin stencil (or any stencil of your choosing)

Double Stick Fusible Webbing (I used Steam-A-Seam2)

Coordinating thread if you plan to sew on applique

Shall we jump in?

Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

First, pick some fabric! I had both of these fabrics in my scraps bin from other projects so it worked out perfectly. You really don’t need much. I used a 6-9 mo onesie. The pumpkin body measured about 6 in wide and 3 in high, and the stem was about 1 in wide and 2 in high.

Next, print the graphic you plan to use as a stencil (I downloaded this graphic from Silhouette).

Following the directions for the fusible webbing, trace the graphic onto the paper liner that stays with the webbing. (My directions said to trace the design in reverse but with this graphic, it wasn’t necessary).

Peel off the liner and stick the wrong side of your fabric to the web.

Cut out your graphic, after cutting you can remove the tracing liner.

Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

Position your graphic onto your onesie. Once you’ve got it positioned correctly, remove the liner and allow webbing to stick to the onesie.

Iron on the applique. My directions recommend to press for 10-20 seconds on the cotton setting.

At this point, your applique should be on securely. However, you could also quickly run a stitch around your applique. I decided not to stitch mine because I only intend on my babe wearing this adorable little thing one time.

Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

I love the pumpkin applique onesie!

These cute little onesies are so universal, you could do one for any holiday you choose. They are also great as inexpensive personalized baby gifts.

Pumpkin Applique Onesie Tutorial

And for a little extra cute. You can make a little headband to match. Here’s my little pumpkin modeling her sweet little pumpkin applique onesie.

Happy Halloween. If you need more Halloween inspiration, check out my Jack O’ Lantern Treat Bowl or this fun Pumpkin Garland


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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. You have my favorite model on your website! :) I do love this idea – I often forget how easy and wonderful appliques can be! Thanks for reminding us! :)

  2. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    Super cute! I don’t have a baby, but I may steal the idea for a pillow. Pinned it!

  3. That is so cute!! What a great tutorial as well. Thanks so much for sharing. I have plenty of friends with little babies and they would love these. Megan

  4. Visiting from ‘Diamond in the Stuff’ link party.. This is super adorable, I love it! Thanks for sharing!


  5. Oh this is CUTE! So easy, too. I love the look of little appliqued onesies.

  6. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

  7. Oh that is just darling! Thanks for the tutorial and your baby is gorgeous in her sweet onesie!

  8. So cute!! Oh, the onsie is too!!
    My sister and I host a joint party and we’d love for you to join us. Remember, when you link up at one site, it shows up on both my blog and my sister’s blog too…double exposure!!

  9. What an adorable and festive onesie! Your llittle one is super cute!

  10. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says:

    So cute! Miss P is such adorable, what a little Pumpkin :)

    And doesn’t it feel great to get out once in a while? Glad your mom was able to come up and stay for a while. And you are right, nothing like seeing your mom and daughter share a special bond.

  11. Monica Diaz says:

    Adorable! Perfect how the pumpkin is right on here belly, makes it look nice and plump :)

  12. Adorable!

  13. This is so adorable, as is your little one. I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Drop by anytime!

  14. Absolutely adorable. Your baby girl is beautiful!!!!!

  15. How adorable! I love that the pumpkin is on her sweet stomach. So cute! I co-host a weekly link party, I would love for you to join in, if you have time. Have a great week.

  16. the onesie AND the model are both so adorable! great project!



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