After a couple of pretty intensive sewing projects (this skirt and another one to be revealed shortly), I was feeling a bit burned out. Sometimes it's nice to just have a quick, simple, no-thought-needed project for a change! While organizing my fabric bins, I found a romper that my little one had destroyed while playing in the mud. (Yes, it has been washed.)
I had stashed it away, planning on converting it to a t-shirt. Even if he hadn't completely ruined the little legs on it, I might have cut it off anyhow to buy a little more time in it once he grew out of the length. So measuring against another top, I cut off the bottom, pressed and top-stitched with my double-needle.
If you haven't tried a double-needle, DO IT! I spent way too much of my sewing life not using one, and it's so much easier and more useful than you could imagine. The best part is that using a double-needle stitch provides some stretch, so it's perfect for hemming knits.
See, the backside is like a ladder--providing a bit of give, so the knit still stretches.
Done! A practical and satisfying project in about 5 minutes.