Frugal Baby Clothing: Easy Baby Rompers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Hey, kids... how ya doin'? by Emily (Spamily), on Flickr

Make your baby a really cute-looking romper from an older child's T-shirt or tank top.

Just make sure the hem of the shirt hangs a few inches lower than the baby's diaper crotch.

Stitch 2"-3" of Velcro® loop (or 2"-3" of snap tape head) on the inside of the hem, centre-front, and 2"-3" of Velcro® hook (or 2"-3" of snap tape holes) on the outside of the hem, center-back.

If you find the neck opening a bit too big, just overlap the fabric at the back of the neck, and add a dot or square of Velcro® or one snap to hold it closed.

The extra bonus is there is room in this romper to fit over a cloth diaper, AND the legs cover the diaper nicely.

Then you just slip your new baby romper onto your baby, and fasten at the crotch - how adorable!!

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

 • How to Make a Baby Romper from a T Shirt
If you need more detailed instructions, I found this tutorial with pictures - however it uses a bigger t-shirt, and requires more cutting and sewing

Image: FNB Fashion Baby Dragon - Funny Wizard Baby Romper Onesie Unisex
Shopping Suggestions:
Velcro® Brand Soft and Flexible Sew-On Tape

Velcro® Brand Sew On Squares

DraperyDIY Snap Tape

Dritz Sew On Snaps

Lord and Hodge Snap Fastener Kit

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