Turn Baby Clothes into Keepsake Ornaments

I love to find new ways to upcycle baby’s old clothes. Any way I can hold onto those precious memories of holding them while they are newborn, and turn them into keepsakes that will last a lifetime. Palak of the Sewing Rabbit Team has a fun way to turn baby clothes into DIY keepsake ornaments, utilizing the special embroidery and applique that so often adorns baby apparel! By turning baby clothes into ornaments for the Christmas tree, you will have that memory year after year as you trim your tree.

Upcycle Baby Clothes into DIY Keepsake Ornaments

I know I can’t be the only one who loves to hang on to her kid’s baby clothes. This romper was one that both my daughter and I loved– especially for the fun flower applique! I have been trying to find a way to refashion it since she out grew it. And this year, I finally found the perfect solution– an ornament!

To start, I removed the parts of the applique that I didn’t want (the stem).

To cut out the applique you can simply follow the shape of the applique or use another shape all together. I use a hexagon template from the Blue Chair.

Cut a backing piece the same shape.

Place a string or ribbon loop at the top of the ornament…

… and then stack the two pieces right sides together.

Sew along the edges, leaving a small opening for turning.

Turn, and slip stitch the opening closed. Now you have a little bit of your kid’s babyhood for your Christmas Tree. Looking for more handmade ornaments? You can see more of my ornament tutorials here, here and here! Have a wonderful holiday Sewing Rabbit Readers!!!!

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

Happy Sewing!