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#1 of 4 Old 08-12-2009, 09:13 AM - Thread Starter
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This is a cross post from the EC forum, but I'm looking for anyone who has converted onesies into t-shirts. I have a new sewing machine (birthday gift), but I haven't used one in about 15 years, since middle school home ec. It looks like you can just chop off the bottom and hem the shirt. Does this sound about right? These are all old and cheap onesies so I'm not worried about goofing up with a few, just wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions before I start. Thanks!

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Get out your scissors and chop off the bottoms. Then do nothing! You can wash them and they won't unravel so chop away fearlessly.

We EC'd with chopped off onesies and also chopped the legs off all in one babygros too and used them as little jackets.

Use your sewing machine to make some waistcoats for the autumn from felted wool sweaters or if your ec'd babe is a girl wool skirts are handy. Just measure round her waist, divide by 2, take about an inch off that measurement and make that the top of an a line skirt shape. Cut 2, sew the sides together and you're good to go. Wool doesn't need hemming and the stretch in it means you don't need elastic at the waist.
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Cool! Thanks for the idea. We don't know gender yet, but part of me is hoping for a girl just because dresses/skirts are so easy.

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I chop them just above the snaps, and then use a stretch stitch (zig zag usually) to hem them. If it's for a little girl, you can make a lettuce edge by stretching while zig zag stitching a single layer.
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