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Old 02-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Best way to finish the edge of a cut-off onesie - without serging?

Any advice on what I could do here? I need to cut off a onesie to make it a T-shirt, but I really don't want a serged edge at the bottom, or an unfinished edge.

Any advice for the best way to finish it off? I do have a serger, just don't like the serged edge look I also have a regular sewing machine and a walking foot, but no double needle or fancy overlock machine. Any tips and tricks that could help make this work? Thanks!

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Cut a strip of knit (you could use the onesie material if you have enough) and sew the edges together, so that it is the same width around as your onesie. Then fold it and serge the two edges to the bottom of the onesie, right sides together. I will look for a picture on the internet to show what I mean. If this doesn't make any sense, pm me and I will try to explain it better.
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Re: Best way to finish the edge of a cut-off onesie - without serging?

Ah - sort of like a waistband? Well, at least that's how I do my waistbands, rather than folding and sewing down over the elastic. Same concept?
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Yeah, that sounds like the same thing to me. It will look kind of like this, but the top will just be sewn directly to the band.

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If the onesie was long enough, you could just cut a band off the bottom, then fold it over and reattach it to the top.
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Re: Best way to finish the edge of a cut-off onesie - without serging?

You could make your own cute bias tape or buy some and finish it off that way. JoAnn's has soft fleece bias tape in a selection of colors that would be easy.
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Re: Best way to finish the edge of a cut-off onesie - without serging?

Might sound silly, but could you just hem it?
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I saw where someone put a rolled hem on one with a serger. It stretched as they sewed and made a cute scalloped edge.
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