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!
Now.... what to do with the bottoms of the onesies that were cut off... Hmmmm. *giggles*ReplyDelete
The Blue Ridge Gal
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
This would be great for Isaac - he's too tall for many onesies but just not very big for the bigger stuff.ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Babies grow out of stuff so quickly. I will definitely keep this in mind :)ReplyDelete
What a great idea!!! Too bad I don't know how to sew, or own a sewing machine! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Impressive blog, well done!ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
ummmm...you're dreamy, and we would be real life friends if I knew you :). Loved visiting here!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
That' a great idea! My daughter gets taller, but doesn't put weight on as easily. I should be doing this!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Another great idea! Love it Cheryl!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking it up!
I am so in love with this idea!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What a great idea, now you can get twice as much use out of those adorable onesies!ReplyDelete
you could then use the bottom snap part for the wings on homemade momma padsReplyDelete
Love this! I featured it in my weekly Sew boy post!ReplyDelete