Baby Button Overalls {Pattern and Tute}, Spring Collection 2012…


This might come as a shock to you, but the entire Spring Collection actually started off as a Collection just for Ben. And these overalls were one of the very first items I created almost 2 months ago!


Needless to say, somewhere in the middle of the process I got an itch to make some girl items…and just like that it turned into a collection for all of my kids.  That’s the way the cookie crumbles – lol.
 Some of the clothing initially created for Ben ended up getting pushed aside to make room for the new girl items. But these baby overalls…

Well, they had a special place in my heart. I think it had something to do with the photo shoot. Ben was finding his feet for the first time…




They are actually a play on a pair of overalls I made for Madeline in one of the previous collections.  Add some boy fabric and gingham, as well as pattern pieces for sizes 6 – 12 months, and we are in business!  

To make these overalls, first you will need to print out the pattern pieces found HERE.  Once you have your pattern pieces cut out, we can start sewing…

Starting with the pockets…obviously, the pockets are completely optional.

Now attaching the pockets to the front pant pieces.

Sewing the pant pieces together.



Attaching the bib piece to the overall bottoms.

Sewing the straps.



Attaching the lining and the exterior.

Finishing up…

The button placket on the front is completely optional.  I found a tutorial by Made by Rae almost a year ago, and have been faithful to it ever since.  To make one for your overalls, click HERE.

Then simply add the buttons and buttonholes on your straps and bib… Tute12

And there you have it, a pair of perfectly cute overalls to put on the littlest one in your life! You can easily add a little elastic if you want to cinch in the sides, but I opted not too since they were being made for the boy.

Gah, I am still crazy about that face!


Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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    • says

      I am happy you got to use it! And am sorry it turned out large for you, was not able to see picture. I always tend to make my baby clothes run on the larger size for future reference. Something about seeing my kids in tight clothes just makes me itch – HA!

  1. says

    Hi. I’m a very happy mom from Romania, who has a wonderful 9 months old son. Yesterday I’ve found your pattern and today I had to make it, I was so glad that finally I can sew clothes for my son, too. And it turned out great!!! Tomorrow I have to make another one. :D Thank you again! Great pattern and tutorial.
    By the way: beautiful baby! :) God bless him and his mother!

  2. says

    Hi! I was wondering about how much fabric you used for the lining and for the main fabric? I am just not sure how much to grab. (Sorry if it’s already written somewhere and I am just missing it)

  3. says

    These are adoreable. I dont have any kids myself, atleast yet, but i am so gonna make one of these pairs, just for the fun of it and then give it to someone WHO needs/wants it.
    Beautiful pattern!
    I’m Danish, and thinks it looks easy enoght to try out! Thank you!

  4. kiwisue says

    Love your site and am looking forward to making the overalls for my grandson but just one query – do I need to allow for seams with your pattern or is the allowance included
    Thanx for sharing your patterns

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