Prolong the life of your sleepsuit by cutting off the feet
If your little one has grown out of their sleepsuit, you can get some more wear by cutting the feet off and re-hemming to make it last a bit longer.
If your sleepsuit is made from jersey (stretchy fabric) you want to use your machine on a slight zigzag stitch so the stitch stretches with the fabric. Alternatively, use a twin needle on woven fabrics.
If your sleepsuit has buttons down the leg you might be limited by space so it all depends on what method you use as you may not have much hem to play with
- Cut off the feet.
- Fold the raw edge underneath to the wrong side of the fabric.
- Do a tester on the foot you have chopped off to make sure your machine is on the correct stitch, a slight zigzag for movement or use a full zig zag for a bit of detail.
- Sew the hem in place. The fabric may be a bit tricky especially if there is only a small hem and a small hole but do a bit, folding and sewing a bit at a time.
- Reverse stitch at the beginning and the end. Using a twin needle gives a lovely look on the outside and the bobbing will create the zigzag so that the stitch will stretch. Hey presto – no more tight little toes!