How to Sew Baby Bloomers and Matching Headband
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How to Sew Baby Bloomers and Matching Headband

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

These cute bloomers and headband sets make a great handmade baby gift! They are a practical nappy cover whilst also looking adorable on any little one, PLUS they only take one fat quarter to make a matching set!

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How to make

Step 1

Download, print and cut out the baby bloomers template. Prepare one of the fat quarters by washing and ironing.

Step 2

Fold the fat quarter in half and pin the pattern piece to it.

Step 3

Carefully cut the fabric pieces out.

Step 4

From the remaining fabric cut two 6cm wide strips and set aside.

Step 5

Using a 5mm seam allowance, sew the centre fronts right sides together. Then sew the centre backs right sides together.

Step 6

Overlock the seams and press.

Step 7

Pin together to crotch seam and sew with a 5mm seam allowance, overlock and press.

Step 8

Turn the bloomers the right way out and overlock around the waist and leg holes.

Step 9

Fold and press down 1cm from the waist and leg holes.

Step 10

Cut the elastic you need:

0 – 6 months = 1 x 16” piece and 2 x 8.5” pieces

6 – 12 months = 1 x 17” piece and 2 x 9.25” pieces

Step 11

Sew down the 1cm you folded over, leaving a gap at the back to insert the elastic. Do the same for the leg holes. 

Step 12

 Using a safety pin for ease, insert the elastic into the waistband. Stitch the elastic together and sew up the gap. Do the same for the leg holes.

Step 13

Next, it’s time to sew the headband! Take the two strips you set aside earlier, stitch right sides together and press.

Step 14

Right sides together, fold and sew along the long edge using a 5mm seam allowance and leaving a gap in the middle. Sew the ends at a curved 45 degree angle and trim.

Step 15

Turn the headband strip through, using a chopstick to push out the corners. Press and top stitch down the gap.

Step 16

 Finally, tie the headband into a classic knot.

Helpful Docs & Software

Baby Bloomers Pattern


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