Monday, July 26, 2010

Onesies into T-shirts

We stopped using onesies on Henry some time ago. He's just too wiggly to try to button up a onesie along with putting on pants. I had a few onesies that would still fit him though and it always irks me to have stuff (especially clothes) that I can't use. So I decided to make t-shirts out of them.
They were all about the same size in the body, but the snap areas were a bit different for some reason. (Incidentally, I ended up not doing the camo onesie. Don't ask me what my logic was, I don't remember.)

I cut the bottoms off at the waist and used an overlock stitch to secure the edge of the fabric. I didn't fold a hem because they would have all ended up being belly shirts. The fabric got jammed several times before I realized (ahem! my mother suggested!) that the fabric was so thin that I needed a stabilizer under it. Some folded tissue paper worked nicely and the last three shirts were done a whole lot faster! I had all five done in less than two hours (rethreading, unjamming and tissue-hunting included).

Here are four of the finished shirts.

And here is the fifth!

This face makes it all completely worth it. (Plus I have five, count 'em five, more shirts in his dresser now and that's not too shabby!) Hooray for onesies recycled into t-shirts!


Jam In Stew said...

He really needs those shirts too. At least they'll last the summer, hopefully. I love seeing you develop your mad sewing skills!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! By the time I am through having kids, I don't think my onesies will be recyclable...oh's a great idea though! They look great!

Chris said...

Way to go!

erin said... mine?

Rasman Toes said...

Great idea! I'll have to remember that. :)

Cabin and Cottage said...

Look at that darling face! What a resourceful mum you are! Way to go!


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