Yeah, sure, your baby is too young to even know what football is but that doesn't mean he won't be a great player some day! A guy – and sometimes a woman – has high hopes for that little boy, when it comes to football. One day, you can go outside and practice throwing and catching the ball with the little guy but, for now, dreams will have to suffice. Of course, there's nothing that says you can't get the baby ready for football season way ahead of time. He can go ahead and start watching the games with you and he can feel or hold a real football. Oh, and about the outfit; there's no reason why he can't go ahead and get dressed out for the game!
You can make an adorable football onesie for your little boy and it doesn't take a lot of skill to create it. Instead of making the sleeper, just buy it, and then you can dress it up to have a football theme. In fact, make the sleeper look like a football; it's the cutest little thing! Buy a sleeper in the color of brown – as close to the color of a football as possible – and it will take just a few minutes to turn it into a football sleeper.
White felt is perfect for making the stitches that you would see on a real football. The felt doesn't have to be hemmed so it won't take long to turn the onesie into a football. Since you could be making the sleeper for a newborn baby, or an older baby, you can decide on how long and wide the football stitching should be. For now, cut one long piece of felt, to go from below the neckline, to above the snaps of the onesie. Make sure that the felt stitches won't go all the way down and between the legs. Keep the felt stitching on the stomach and chest area. The long piece that you cut should be only an inch or so in width.
Besides the one long strip you'll need five or six small stitches. These, too, should be cut from white felt. Position the long white felt piece down the middle of the sleeper and sew around all four sides of it to attach it. Position five or so small stitches, across the long one, and sew each of them in place, spacing them evenly apart.
The football sleeper is just darling on a little boy. If you ordered it, you would pay nearly three times what a regular onesie would cost but, when you make it yourself, you spend less than a buck on felt. Don't have any felt? Use fabric paint and paint on the stitches.