Upcycle a Button Up Shirt into a Baby Romper

Learn how to upcycle a button up shirt into a baby girl romper by  reusing the parts of the shirt. The buttons and bubble leg are fun  details!

I’m excited to share a really fun upcycle with you today! I think  men’s button down shirts are one of my favorite things to upcycle  because there’s a lot of fabric and lots of fun details.

– a button down shirt – 1/4″ elastic – sewing tools



This is the pieces you’ll need from the shirt. Cut the body 13″ from the hem. Unpick the collar and the collar stand. Cut off the hem from the bottom of the shirt.


Cut the collar in half. Cut off all the seams. With right sides together sew 1/4″ along each long side of the collars. Turn right side out.


Sew 3/8″ from the edge along the inside curve creating a casing. Insert 5″ of elastic into the casing and tack at each end.

Sew a basting stitch and gather the top edge of the shirt. Tack the bottom edges of the button placket together.


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