How to turn an old onesie into a baby doll #How-To & DIY#babies#crafts#diy#dolls June 22 | Guest post by Victoria Brooke Rodrigues Victoria Brooke recently wrote about reducing the amount of baby stuff you have in your home. She sent us this super-cute, super-awesome quick & easy way to be crafty, make something for your baby, AND hold on to that favorite blanket or shirt that you can't bring yourself to part with–without feeling like you're hoarding! – Stephanie Supplies: Piece of kid-cloth (baby blanket, favorite outfit, etc) Needle and thread Stuffing/fiberfill Paper and pen Something rattle-y (optional) 1) Make a template for the doll. Fold a large piece of paper in half and draw half of doll, then cut out. 2) Pin template to kid-cloth (two layers, for front and back of doll). If you are using a piece of clothing this is especially easy because it will naturally have two layers when laid flat. 3) Cut fabric around template. 4) Baste together the two layers, inside out. Begin sewing between the hand and shoulder, go down around the feet, and finish sewing at between the hand and shoulder on the other side. Leave the head and top of shoulders open for stuffing. 5) Turn doll right-side-out and begin stuffing. It helps to sew around the head and neck as you stuff the top of the doll. If you are making this for a baby, you can also take a small rattle and hide it inside the doll. Finish sewing to starting point. 6) Mercilessly surrender doll to child’s every whim. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Victoria Brooke Rodrigues My grandparents are talented crafters; nearly everything wooden or painted in my house was handmade by them. They passed on their love for handmade treasures, but not their ability! Even though I don't have their talent, I keep crafting because I know how much it means to hold something made with love and care. PREVIOUS Theo's water birth video NEXT Offbeat kids books about sex and bodies Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Brilliant! Reply love this! will have to try and remember…. Reply I love this; I'm going to see if I won't get chewed out for using the onesie that was left in our trunk 'til the poor girl out grew it! Considering it got a stain on one part of it, I doubt anyone'd complain. Reply Do newborn babies dream? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.