Thursday, March 18, 2010

TEACH ME THURSDAY – The Promised Pants

First of all, we are having a give away going on right now, so don’t forget to CHECK IT OUT!

Now, on to today’s tutorial.  I mentioned last Thursday that I’d post the tutorial for PJ pants sometime.  Well, today is the day!  And, I found an even better and EASIER way to make them!  Yay!  Rookie Moms has a great video tutorial on making toddler pants from an old t-shirt.  But, I took the concept and used fabric instead!  So…

Supplies needed:
Fabric (yardage depends on how big your kid is! I made pants for a 2 year old and a 4 month old out of 1 yard)
Pair of pants that fit your kid
sewing machine

1.  Fold the pants that fit your kid in half and lay it on the fold of fabric.


2.  Cut around pants, making a little longer at the top and bottom to allow for hem and waistband.
3.  Using the piece you just cut, cut a second, identical piece (remember to keep the straight side of the pants on the fold).
4.  Now, open each cut piece and lay right sides together.


5.  Sew on the curved sides, stopping at the point.

where to sew

6.  Pick up the sewn together fabric at the top and pull apart to make pants (Rookie Mom’s video helps with this a lot).  For some reason, I stopped taking pictures at this point!
7.  Sew the legs closed.
8.  Sew hems on the legs.
9.  Fold the top over twice to form a waistband.  Sew it, leaving an opening to insert the elastic.
10.  Attach a safety pin to the end of the elastic (measure you kid to see how much you need) and push it through the waistband.  Sew opening shut.
11.  Try the pants on your kid and smile!  Here’s my kiddos…IMG_4550

IMG_4555 I bribed my 2 year old with M&Ms, and this is as good as it got!  I also had just enough fabric to make a bib for my little man! 
Happy sewing!  Don’t forget about our give away! 


1 comment:

  1. Those are super cute! Man, I NEED a sewing machine to make cool stuff like this!!

    BTW, don't forget about the Appleseed 20% off sale!