Rockin' Onesie

You only need 3 things to make this fast, and unique baby gift. A baby onesie or tshirt, a pair of tattoo sleeves, and a tattoo inspired iron on. You can find the onesie's and tattoo sleeves at the dollar store. The iron on's can be found at craft stores, as well as Walmart. I used a crystal skull and crossbones iron on, but there were many other tattoo influenced styles  including crosses, hearts, and wings. For under $5 you can rock your baby gift!

For this Project You will need:

Plain Baby Onesie or Tshirt

Tattoo Sleeves- Buy size Medium for Women as opposed to the mens size. I found mine in the Halloween section at The Dollar Tree store. If you buy the large size you will need to turn the sleeve inside out and sew inside the seam 1/2" to make them more narrow.

Tattoo inspired Iron On

Attach your Iron On following the patch directions. Try to not "over iron" the patch or they lose their stickiness.

Next trim your two tattoo sleeves. Use the following sleeve lengths for guidelines:

0-3 months = 14 or 15 cm
3-6 months = 16 or 17 cm
6-12 months = 19 or 20 cm
*Dont forget to add in the length of the short sleeve for the total length.

Add 1/2" seam allowance.

Turn the tattoo sleeve inside out and the onesie inside out.

Slide the tattoo sleeve over the short sleeve of the onesie about 1/2" and pin.

Hand or machine sew the sleeves together and turn right side out.


The Rebel Crafter


  1. What a cute idea!



  2. Rocking is definitely the word for it! :) Boy, these onesies are really getting popular these days! I love it.. I have one as well, but I might get more as this trend seems to really take off.

  3. LOVE it!! I was looking at the tattoo onesies to buy, but this is so much better. Thank you!

  4. Anonymous5/06/2014

    Love, love, love this idea! I'm going to a Rock-a-billy baby shower soon and this will be perfect. Thanks so much! Could you tell me if you got the sleeves at the actual "Dollar Store" or was it another type of dollar store like the "Dollar Tree", "Family Dollar", etc. That will really be helpful.

  5. Anonymous5/06/2014

    Sorry, I read further to see it was The Dollar Tree! I hope they have them this time of year at my store!!! Thanks!



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