Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tutorial: Onesie Extender

Today we are going to make a onesie extender!  This handy little thing will help extend the life of your baby's onesies.  My kids are both tall and were outgrowing their clothes too fast.  I wanted them to stay in their cute clothes just a little bit longer.

Skill Level: Easy
Items Needed:
Old onesie
Fabric pen
Sewing machine or needle/thread

Average Time: 10 minutes

Find a onesie that you don't need anymore.  This one had a stain that we couldn't get out. 

Make sure that the snaps are the right size.  Snap the onesie to other onesies.  Not all onesie manufacturers use the same size of snaps.

Decide how long you want the extender to be.  I used 2" in this example but 1"-2" would be fine too.  Draw a square.

Cut out your square.  Do the same for the back piece.  Next, fold in the edges of the the squares you just cut.  Note the direction of the fold.

Pin the two pieces together.   Make sure that the folded edge is turned under when you pit it to the other piece.  Here is the front view and the back view

Follow the fold line and sew a straight line.  Do this for both sides.

Now it's a little bit of a mess so trim the edges with a pair of scissors.  When you have finished trimming, use a zigzag stitch to bind the sides together.

Voila!!  The finished product.  The best part about this project is that it doesn't have to be perfect.  No one will see it but you!!

Happy Sewing!


  1. That's brilliant! Thank you for the wonderful idea!!

    1. Thanks Chey! Let me know if you end up making some of these. I would love to see some pictures :)

  2. Look at that! It is so adorable! Thanks for sharing a really nice idea.

  3. Nice dresses but would you please share some without buttons because some babies takes buttons in their mouth so i am thinking about without buttons if you have than let me share i will back to you soon.

    Animal Onesie

  4. Thanks for posting this!! I went to babies r us thinking they would have some and they don't �� found online but thought maybe I shall try making some. Thanks