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« on: October 06, 2009 02:20:04 PM »

I made these Halloween Pajama Pants last night on a whim in about 40 minutes! I just made them using the simple method. These aren't the best instructions ever, but they're all over the internet. This is just my interpretation of what I did.



1. Got a pair of my daughter's 18 month old pajama pants.
2. Folded pants and fabric in half and placed them on fold of fabric, minding the fabrics pattern.
3. Cut about an inch around the pants on the fold. (I left about 3 inches on the top of the pants to fold elastic into. Depending on how stretchy your fabric is, you could have a small top hem.)
4. Pinned pants together right sides in.
5. Sewed up top sides.
6. Pinned the pants of legs. (This creates the arch you sew along next. Top seams will now be in the middle of the pants. Leg seams will run along the insides of legs.)
7. Sewed along the legs of the pants. Sew top hems down in the same direction.
8. Fold top of pants twice for a nice, comfy fit. Using about a 1" seam (or whatever you prefer) sew around top of pants, leaving a 1" space for adding elastic. Measure your elastic to baby or to original pair of pants, then insert elastic by attaching a safety pin to one end. Run elastic through pants, then sew ends together.
9. Now you can finish the top of the pants and close that 1" space.
10. Fold leg cuffs up to desired length. (I folded mine twice to get rid of that raw edge. Some fabrics might be cute with a raw edge and not even need folding!)
11. Sew cuffs in place.
12. Find an adorable baby to stick your Hallloween pants on and take some pictures. Mine was asleep at the time. Wink

Using this method and some altering, I made a pair of pants to fit a 6 month old that fits into 12 month clothing and a 23 month old that wears 18 month - 24 month clothing.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009 08:41:04 AM »

Those are cute!  Now you have to make some for every holiday! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009 09:59:30 AM »

Those are very cute. I've seen a tutorial on these before and have been meaning to try it. Yours turned out great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009 10:26:30 AM »

Very nice and a nice simple (that means a lot to me!) tutorial to go along with it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009 08:42:17 PM »

I bet your tut would work for big people pants too! I have a pair I love and have wanted to make more of I even bought fabric for it. Now you have me all excited!

Your pants are adorable! They look super comfy.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009 10:16:50 AM »

Those are really cute and a great idea for anyone whose kids outgrow their clothes constantly.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009 08:00:48 AM »

Those are really neat.  I have to give it a try.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009 09:50:32 AM »

Thanks guys! That was a tutorial I wrote up directly after making them. It's not much different than the rest of the "make pants out of shirts" tutorials or anything else. It's just a quick how to in my own non-official seamstress terms. The pants are still being worn around here. They're quite comfy.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009 02:13:07 PM »

hey these are cool. I want some!
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