How to Make a Pillowcase Romper

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Pillowcase rompers are an adorable way to create play clothes for your little ones without spending a ton of money, especially if you use an old pillowcase that you already have. The steps here are for making a very simple romper, but if you have the skills, you can add any embellishments you want. For the basic model, you need only a pillowcase, ribbon, scissors and a sewing machine or needle and thread.

Things You'll Need

  • Pillowcase
  • 36 inches of ribbon (at least 1 inch wide)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric marking pen or pencil
  • Turn the pillowcase inside out, and lay it flat with the open edge at the top. Cut the bottom seam open.

  • Find the center of the bottom edge, and measure 6 to 8 inches up from the edge. Draw a line from this point to the bottom edge, and then draw a U-shape about 1 inch all around this line. Cut out the U shape, through both layers of the pillowcase. This will be the pant inseam.

  • Sew this seam together. Then sew a hem in each of the pant legs.

  • Move to the top of the pillowcase, and cut open the side seams of the pillowcase until just the folded edge is open. Turn the pillowcase right side out.

  • Cut the ribbon into two 18-inch lengths. Thread one piece through the folded edge of the pillowcase on each side.

  • To wear the romper, slide the pillowcase over the child's legs and pull it up over the chest. Tie the front and back ribbons together over the shoulders.

Tips & Warnings

  • For best results, hold the pillowcase up to the child to measure the inseam.

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