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Repurposing: Sew a Cute Onsie onto a Burp Cloth

A cute onsie
My cute little boy wore this cute little onsie, twice. Then he had a not-so-cute and not-so-little blow out diaper. It was on a road trip, so the onsie didn’t get washed soon enough, and no spray and wash could touch the stain. It was ruined.
The blow out stain
I found that cloth diapers make the best burp rags. They seem to be more absorbent and a better size than other burp rags I have. I had a friend that gave me some that she added fabric to and they are adorable. Another friend printed “Baby Jamer” on one for me and that is really cute too.

I wanted to turn the front into something cute, and I saved the bottoms because I have a few t-shirts that I want to turn into onsies. (T-shirts are terrible for the little squirmy babies!)
Cut the top from the bottom and the front graphics out
I cut the top apart from the bottom. It was difficult to cut something that looked so cute apart, but I kept trying to remember that it was for something else cute! I left most of the fabric at the bottom, because I still haven’t figured out exactly how much I will need to turn a t-shirt into a onsie and hide the stains.

I then cut the “noisy but cute” graphic section of the shirt out, keeping it as big as possible.fold fabric under and pin to burp rag
Next, fold the edges under and pin them to the burp cloth. Onsies are usually pretty stretchy, so strech them out and then pin them.

Sew the edges with a matching color thread, and then you can go burp your baby in style!
The finished burp rag

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  6. Karie @ The HoB 09/27/2011 at 10:24 am

    Awesome idea to reuse stained oneies!!!

  7. Monica Jamer 09/26/2011 at 1:57 pm

    That’s a good idea, I was thinking ruffles would work if he was a girl, but maybe next time I can try something like that.

  8. sondra 09/26/2011 at 1:40 pm

    Could you also put a cute saying on the bottom where the stain is & keep it that way?

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  10. Raejean 09/23/2011 at 10:07 am

    I love how you took one cute, stained shirt and turned it into two cute projects!