I took some time this summer to make some children’s clothes for my friends who are having babies. This little chinese style padded jacket is for Evan, who is 8 months old. I found some batik fabric that looked like a grassy meadow, cut out the pattern and lined the pieces with cotton batting. Then I embroidered his name on a scrap of contrasting batik fabric.
Then, I cut the scrap into a leaf shape, turned it under, and appliqued it to the jacket front piece. I added a stem and vein to the leaf and stitched a pointed tooth edging around the leaf.
I then sewed the pattern pieces together and made a lining out of a different cotton fabric.
I finished the outside edges with some bias tape I made from contrasting batik fabric.
I added buttons and button holes.
And sewed in a cloth label that I had left over from the days when I made felt purse kits.
It should fit the handsome little guy through the fall and winter. See another baby jacket here.