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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Onesie refashion: toddler shirt


Thanks to generous friends and family, we have more clothing than either of my boys could ever wear.  I feel like it would be a shame to pack up all those great, barely worn clothes to save for a future baby (and another boy at that), so I thought I'd alter them into something usable now.

Here's what I did...

I gathered up onesies that are already too short for my 1 year old. 


Then, using my quilter's ruler to keep things even, I cut straight across, just above the trim on the leg holes.



Then I serged and hemmed the bottom.  (Knits don't ravel, so just hemming without serging would have worked fine, too.)




That's it!  In just a few minutes, I made  great new toddler shirts from old onesies!


19 comments:

  1. Now.... what to do with the bottoms of the onesies that were cut off... Hmmmm. *giggles*

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  2. I just discovered your blog and it's really great! My little guy is 10 months old and constantly outgrowing stuff..I'm going to try this soon. THanks!

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  3. Another Awesome Idea! Thanks, I have a long bodied baby too and this is an excellent idea for making his clothes last a little longer!

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  4. This would be great for Isaac - he's too tall for many onesies but just not very big for the bigger stuff.

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  5. What a great idea! Babies grow out of stuff so quickly. I will definitely keep this in mind :)

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  6. What a great idea!!! Too bad I don't know how to sew, or own a sewing machine! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. This is a fabulous idea...my baby is growing out of everything too..I need to dust off that sewing maching and re-teach myself how to sew! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. Just found your blog and following along! Love it, I need to check out your etsy shop, it looks like you make some fun things!! I love all the bright colors! So glad to have found you!

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  9. ummmm...you're dreamy, and we would be real life friends if I knew you :). Loved visiting here!

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  10. I just did this last week! But I do have a confession to make: I didn't finish the bottoms, I just left 'em cut off. I was so happy to be able to use all the onesies sitting in a pile. Hallelujah!

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  11. That' a great idea! My daughter gets taller, but doesn't put weight on as easily. I should be doing this!
    Jenn :)

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  12. I'm laughing at the first comment, because at the beginning of the tutorial I tutorial I totally thought you were about to make some creative home decor out of the bottom-snap parts that you cut off!

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  13. Another great idea! Love it Cheryl!

    Thanks for linking it up!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  14. I am so in love with this idea!

    How thrifty!

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  15. Oooo I need to do that with some of my daughters onsies. I'm too broke to be buying her new clothes and she's in that akward inbetween 2t and 4t stage.

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  16. What a great idea, now you can get twice as much use out of those adorable onesies!

    Kat :)

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  17. you could then use the bottom snap part for the wings on homemade momma pads

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  18. Love this! I featured it in my weekly Sew boy post!
    seemesew.blogspot.com

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