Here's a quick tutorial about refashioning a onesie into a shirt. It's a simple and frugal project which is great if you're just trying to learn. ย There's really not much to it, and it can be done in about 20 minutes! By the way, sometimes these are called bodysuits but that creeps me out a bit. ๐Ÿ˜…

My mother got this super-cute shirt for my 2 and a half year old son, and when I pulled it out for him to wear, I realized...it's a onesie. And my son is fully potty trained. Oh. This won't work. Do onesies even come in this size?!

A onesie for a toddler? Hmm.

Carter's makes these and I wouldn't blame you if you initially thought they were shirts! Some sets even come with pants.

So, instead of putting it back into storage until we decide to have a third kid, I decided to put my newfound sewing talents to good use! I figured out how long I wanted the onesie to be (I just looked at it and started cutting basically. If you want to be fancier, you could measure it against a similar shirt). Here is what it looked like after:

Pretty easy! Next, I ironed in an inch hem and pinned it. Again, easy.

Lastly, I sewed along the bottom edge and at the edge of the hem.

I could have gone over it with a zigzag stitch on the inside to make it look a bit cleaner, but who cares. Looks nice!

My son moves too fast for a non-blurry photo.

Hope this was helpful! Now that I've started sewing, I like doing little projects like this. It makes me feel really accomplished. I think back to all the dumb little things I've hand-sewn and I can't believe I didn't start doing this earlier. It's so much easier!