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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Onesie Refashioning

As a cloth diapering Momma, I am not in love with onesies. When she was little, what I had I just left open making her look sloppy. Or I would avoid them all together since one more thing to be fastening down there was not on my fun list of things to do. Also, you find 2T and 3T onesies that aren't handy during potty training time.

But I got them as hand-me-downs and stupid cheap 10 or 25 cent yard sale finds. So, I just convert them to shirts. This one I am demonstrating on will be more like a dress top since it is pleated.

Cut off the bottom as close to the top of the leg holes.


Fold in half to even it up.

Turn inside out and pin a hem. Then sew the hem.

And you now have a shirt.

Here is my lovely model.


This is as fancy as I get, but I have seen real fancy remaking of onesies, by cutting it up higher and making a dress with added material and matching bloomers. Quite cute.

10 comments:

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Cute redo!

Myrnie said...

Fantabulous! And a good way to get rid of the *ahem* stained bits on the bottom...

Kathy said...

I love it! That's a great idea! I'm going to have to sart digging through my hand me downs to see what I can find!

Alana Jo said...

Love it!

Oh and I cloth diapered too.

Anonymous said...

That is so cute. I just got a serger for Christmas now I am off to try this with my onesie shirts too. Thanks!

sushi_k said...

what a great idea. my son has out grown the length of his onesies, but not the width. now if they only made more pants for babies here in france...

Trista said...

Wow..! Great job.! You are so talented. I will try this with my daughter's onesie.

Jodi said...

Hi, do you do anything with the snaps you cut off? I was thinking of using them in my cloth diapers. Sew them onto the diaper wrap or the diaper itself. Any thoughts?

MJ said...

Jodi,

No I just threw away the snaps, most of them are the kind that are crimped in and I am unsure if you could reuse them unless you had one of those snap grommet things, which I don't. I am not a good enough sewer to know if you could re-use them! Maybe someone else can chime in if they are reusable.

If you figure out how to use them, let me know!

Kirsten said...

Maybe use the snaps still attached to the fabric; just sew onto the new item as a ready-made strip?