How to turn a long onesie into a short one

When Bubby was born in April, my mother-in-law enthusiastically went out to purchase a lot of baby clothes, including  a number of size 00 long onesies, which is meant to fit 3-6 month olds.

Unfortunately Bubby is small on the growth bell-curve and only just graduated from his 000 clothes (0-3 month olds) and we have had some very warm days this spring, with summer fast approaching.

Although long onesies are inappropriate for the current weather conditions, I didn’t want them to go to ‘waste’. They had some adorable prints after all.

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

Turning long onesies into short onesies is easy, especially with the button-down type!

Just lay your long onesie flat on a surface and place a short onesie on top, to work out how much to cut off. Add 4 cm or 2 inches in length to turn in for the hem.

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

With these long onesies, the press studs are a little trickier to turn into a legless onesie. Shorts are an easy alternative, so I cut with enough room to make the hem.

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

Roll the hem inwards twice and switch across with a straight or zig-zag stitch. This should only take a few minutes if your machine’s tension is correct. You could use a double or twin needle, which is probably better for knits, but I don’t have one and just used a normal sewing needle.

How to turn a long onesie into a short one

Tadah! A short onesie, perfect for the warmer weather.