Altering Baby Clothes

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Kids have an annoying tendency to grow out of things before they wear them out. My sweet baby Nacho is no different. He had these two adorable pirate onesies:

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And of course he outgrew them. But they’re so cute! So we’re going to alter one of these into a t-shirt! I opted to use the longer one for this, so there’s enough fabric to roll up and hem.

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Cut the onesie as low as you can, as shown above. Retain the pieces for an upcoming mystery project! Now roll the extra fabric up as little as possible so you can hem it. You want to leave as much fabric as possible for the t-shirt, but you need to cover up that raw edge so it doesn’t unravel.

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Once you have everything pinned in place, just sew the hem down. I did it by hand since my sewing machine has forsaken me, and it didn’t take much time at all.

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And now your little rugrat can look awesome for another few weeks, until his next growth spurt!

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October 3, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Arts and Crafts, Baby Stuff, Thriftiness is Cool.

3 Comments

  1. Harold Ploegstra replied:

    What a clever idea! For the other one, I THINK there are “extenders” that fit at the bottom. I may have seen these in stores OR perhaps I only dreamt it. You know me! 🙂

    • thatcleverchick replied:

      That’s actually the part 2 of this post, that’s upcoming. Save the cut off scraps to make a onesie extender! That will be publishing soon 😀

  2. DIY Onesie Extender | My Attempts at Cleverness replied:

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