You want to save on expenses and decided to sew a few pieces for the kids - there is just problem, it looks a bit homemade...

You know what, sometimes it is does BUT, with a little bit of imagination, you can add finishing touches that will jazz up any article!

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Here is a list of all the embellishments you can add:

Applique

Bias binding

Bling

Bows

Buttons

Combinations

Contrasting fabric

Crochet or Knit inserts

Gathering

Glitter

Hand stitching/Embroidery

Lace

Leather

Machine Embroidery + Applique

Paint / Screen Print / Pen

Piping

Pleats

Pockets

Reverse-Applique

Ribbon

Twirl

Yokes or collars

3-D effects

Let's have a look at what makes the world of difference on garments and will turn 'drab' into 'fab'!

Buttons

Googie Momma

The tutorial for the lovely picnic blanket dress is an easy how-to-make-your-own-pattern from-an-old-dress-idea!  The ants made with little buttons are too stinking cute.  

googiemomma button ants Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Sew Girly Studio

The blogger gained inspiration from two other sources to make the tucked top. The multi-coloured buttons add an unique finishing touch.  Click here for a tutorial on how to create the tucks.

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Lace

Lace in-lays

Unfortunately, the link to this romper is not available anymore. The contrast between the black and white is very striking. The delicateness of the lace softens the dark colours, making it a perfect example of the possibilities of the addition of lace. 

Lace romper Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Simplicity

There are many patterns for rompers, but the vintage one of Simplicity looks more tailored and professional.​

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Hand stitching/Embroidery

Purl Soho

The tutorial by Purl Soho links to the pattern to make the gorgeous embroidered jumper, which I can tell, is very easy.  The pattern is for 6 or 12-month old babies.

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Embroidered T-shirt

It is amazing how a t-shirt is transformed into something unique with a single blanket stitch.

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Applique​

The Zulily dress with the appliqued handbag and buttoned-sling (below, left) is out of stock. However, to achieve the same look will not be difficult. Unfortunately, the Etsy shop that advertised the appliqued t-shirt (below, right), is not open anymore. Note how the running stitch accentuates the outlines of the turtle.

Zulily

Zulily handbag appliqued dress Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Reverse Applique

Reverse applique wiht top stitching Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Machine Embroidery Applique​

The Cinderella carriage applique design turns a plain t-shirt into a Princess top!  Use the machine applique design from Itch to Stitch to make something similar.

Tip:  If you have an embroidery program, substitute the monogram with the age or name of the child!

Contrasting fabric

Contrast & Color

The dress pattern used to be on Etsy unfortunately, it is not available anymore. It is so striking with the different colors and the buttons!

Contrasting dress Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Color Accents

What a lovely look she created with the contrasting color in the bias, buttons and bow!  Unfortunately, the link to the blog is no longer working.

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Paint / Print

Screen print dress

I am so amazed by the creativity and this lovely dress with the screen print apples is one of them! Luckily, there is a tutorial to follow. 

Screen printed dress Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

Sharpie Pen

Cute sayings on onesies are so popular lately.  If you use the tutorial in this post with a smaller font, you can make anything!

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3D Effects

3D Ears

Add 3D ears and some paint to turn pants into a piece of art!

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Panda Cuff

Transform a sleeve into a Panda - is it not too adorable?

Panda cuff Perfect examples of how to embellish Kids clothing

I am hoping that you are so inspired by the wonderful ideas that you can not wait to get started!

Please share with your peeps and on social media - that will be awesome!

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