Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How To - Lettuce Edge Ruffle Onesie Refashion

Lookin' Good!

Have you ever done anything so simple and so awesome that you have to share it? That is what this is. I have discovered the fastest way to refashion a onesie ever! For serious, this took me exactly half an hour from beginning to end. It is so simple I thought about not sharing it, but just in case...I mean, my mom who is one of my sewing mentors had no idea you could do this so maybe someone could use a photo tutorial. So, here is how to turn a long sleeve onesie into a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt.

Onesie that fits child in shoulders and neck.
Sewing machine with zig zag stitch.

Construction Instructions

Choose Your Onsie
Choose your onesie, make sure that it is long enough at the hips where you will cut it off. Now, cut off snapable bottom at hips.
Cut off cuffs. These look like they are long but after I cut an inch off they were a perfect 2/4 sleeve.
Use the bottom piece you cut off for practice. This helps you set your tension properly and get the hang of pulling and stretching the fabric.
Line it up.
Line the edge of the fabric just beside where the needle lands. This gives you your edge stitch.
Pull the fabric out the back and pull the fabric toward you. This makes it super taught so that it contracts nicely when you are done.

Seriously, it is so easy this twenty second video shows it all. Stretch and sew!
I am not going to lie, I thought this was one of the cutest things I have done yet!
Ruffle Close Up
Ruffle close up.
Lookin' Good!
Refashioning is serious business.

This technique has so many possible applications yo can bet you will see it here a lot in the months to come. Until, happy sewing!

Linked up to:

Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Hand Me Down Rehab @ Helping Little Hands
Fabulous Friday Finds @ Kojo Designs
Make It & Wear It @ The Train To Crazy