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Topic: Super Easy kids pants from mens polo shirt - w/ tute  (Read 1164 times)
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« on: April 01, 2009 12:16:48 PM »

I have not sewed any pants for my boys before, but my kids seem to grow a few inches taller each night while asleep so they've run out of pajama pants quickly, and needed some more.
Also, my husband has an excess of work shirts that are the cotton polo type that he doesn't like to wear so instead of throwing them away I decided to solve two problems at once.
And what I found out was a ridiculously easy way to make pants!!!




Heres the process... first grab a pair of pants that fit to get an idea of the shape you'll need for the crotch, and width of leg. I did not cut along the right side of the pattern piece b/c i wanted to leave the sewed seam intact for the inner leg.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3404355105_6167f99b92.jpg

I cut all the way from the bottom of the shirt. That way the bottom edge was already hemmed and the inner leg seam was already sewed (see i told you it was easy!!)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3405166330_3238e9cf0f.jpg

THis is what you'll be left with once you cut both legs out. plenty of fabric if you wanted to add pockets or something.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3582/3404355335_33fac74812.jpg

And for the sewing you have only 4 seams to sew.
for each leg...


then flip one pants leg the right side out, and slide it into the other leg (so right sides are facing and crotch is matched up.)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3634/3405166254_984859d159.jpg

and finally fold over waist and hem and sew, leaving opening to thread elastic through
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3637/3404355159_cd7625f1e2.jpg

add the elastic and thats it!
My kids love them, and that they have the logo where daddy works on them.


I used a 3X shirt and copied a pair of pajamas that said it was for size 6-7 boys. I'm sure i'll be making some shorts in the very near future as well.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 01:18:41 PM »

What a fun idea, and you get Dad's logo in the bargain!  This would be fun with screen printed tees too - you'd get an interesting pattern that would wrap across the legs.  Way cool!
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