Sunday, January 30, 2011

How to make a Jon Jon



No matter what you call it, Jon Jon, longall or overall they are just to cute.  They are easy to make and can be dolled up for all occasions. Snaps in the legs (for diaper changing) and buttons on the shoulders, you can't go wrong with this precious outfit.  Here is a tutorial on how to make the Jon Jon part 1 and 2.




I used Childerns Corners Johnny Pattern. I like it  because it is for skinny Kids.

26 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so cute! And I'm going to tackle it for my Jon-Jon (our sixth). Thanks!

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  2. what a cute little boy you have :)

    thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. Love the overalls - never heard of them as Jon-Jons before - too cute. I am impressed that you make videos! Well done!

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  4. this is too cute! i'd love for you to come link up your creations at my Friday link party today www.smallfineprint.com

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  5. Great videos! What pattern are you using for you Jon Jon?

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  6. Thank you for sharing your Jon Jon pattern :)

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  7. Love this tutorial! What pattern did you use? Also, I live in the Atlanta area. What's your favorite fabric shop other than JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, etc? I recently found Intown Quilters in Decatur and fell in love!

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  8. This is such a fun tutorial. I'd love to do some of these as baby shower gifts. I tried to find a link to the pattern. Am I missing it or is it in another post? I'm not having much luck finding one on the internet, but maybe I just don't know where to look.

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  9. i am sooo thankful i found your tutorial! for days i've been trying to figure out how i would make it reversible, but i kept hitting road blocks. i can't wait to start now! thank you!

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  10. Thank you so much!!! I am so excited to go and buy fabric to try this tomorrow!! :)

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  11. Love this! What pattern are you using for you Jon Jon?

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  12. Thank you so much for posting this video! I am going to a wedding in a month and need a cute outfit for my 4 month old, so I decided to make a seersucker (and monogrammed) jon jon. Your video helped me visualize what I need to do. THANK YOU!!!! I am now a dedicated follower of your blog! :)

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  13. I cloth diaper our little man, which means that his outfits usually need a little extra torso length. Would you say the pattern you used has a long torso, or is it just narrow in the width? Thanks!

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  14. I just made my first longall and love it. Thanks so much for posting this!

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  15. Wow! What a great tutorial! I am going to "try" to tackle this for my two boys! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with others!! =)

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  16. Thank you Thank you!! I could not follow my instructions from a pattern. Anxious to get on another one now. Your video makes everything so clear.

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  17. Perfect! You would think I've been sewing for years by the look at the outfit I just made from your video! You couldn't have done it any simpler or more understanding! Thank you. I have three kids so I just did the longall for my 3 mo little boy and will do two A line dresses for my twin 3 year olds tonight. If you're perusing the web, you can check out our blog for pics. www.thekeygirls.com.
    Thanks again for taking time out of your day to freely help other moms be creative like you!

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  18. Great tutorial! I have been sewing for 20+ years, but never made a jon -jon that was lined or reversible before! I could never figure out quite how to do it, but this was perfect!
    I made a jon-jon during my son's naptime!

    If anyone is looking for a jon-jon pattern (they are hard to find), you can do what I did - take a jon-jon that fits your kid, and make a pattern out of it by tracing the sections onto freezer paper, and then adding 5/8 inch all around for the seam allowance.

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  19. AWESOME instructions!! As a stay at home Mommy too I'm just now getting into sewing with my Bernina 630E. This tutorial was EXCELLENT, thank you for taking your time to make :)

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  21. Hey there! Thanks so much for the great instructions! What if we were not putting snaps? At what point would we sew the bottom crotch part together? Thanks so much!

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  22. Thanks so much for clearing up a few things I was unsure of! I am heading to the sewing room now! My grandson Walker is going to be so cute in his new outfits!


    Vicki

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  23. What type of fabric do you use for the lining?

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  24. OK. So I have searched your site everywhere for an email address. I'm I blind??? I'd love to be able to connect with you. I'm in the Atl area as well. I'm a worship leader and sing at different churches all around the Atl, but have a very small potatoes embroidery business in my basement. Currently I've made 1 pillow case dress for my daughter, but would love to get this Jon Jon DOWN! I have a 15mo old I'd love to make one for. I usually contract out pants and stuff like that when custom outfits are ordered because it's really worth my time to pay someone to do, until NOW! I'm great with all the applique and embroidery of items I purchase and others make for me, but I would really love to be able to make some of the ruffle pants, straight legged pants and longalls I contract someone else to do!

    I look forward to hearing from you! My contact info is on my website.

    Thanks!!!!!
    Rachael

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  25. Thank you so much, this has been a great help. I was having trouble finishing a Jon Jon and this explained very well how I needed to finish it. Great job at explaining!

    Thanks!!!
    Libby

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  26. Your tutorial videos are FANTASTIC!!! I'm making a corduroy longall for my son's dedication and would prefer to sew up the crotch/legs for a more finished look as it's something he'll only wear once and I'm not concerned with easy access for diaper changes. I'm a novice and have no idea when/where/how to finish the crotch seams for this finished, reversible garment. Can you please help? God bless!

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