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« on: April 01, 2009 04:43:30 PM »

This is my first post! I've been looking around craftster for a long time, though.

Jumpin right into this, I've seen a lot of tutorials on how to make a giant tshirt into pants; well, I don't like cutting through images and having half the picture on one side, half on the other. Sooo, I thought about it for about twenty seconds, and figured this would prolly work. and it did. I feel clever.

Start out with a big old tshirt:

I'm using this blue shirt as lining for a white pair of pants I'm making.

Cut off the sleeves:

Cut off collar:

Now. Instead of cutting straight up the middle, cut up the SIDES.

(sorry for the bad picture)

Now you have the front and the back of the shirt seperate.
Take the front, fold in half WRONG sides OUT, and sew up the open side until you get to the sleeve, which will be your crotch.

That's both my legs, one is inside out. The blue shirt is a little short, but that's okay, I only needed it because I didn't want people seeing my panties.

Pin up the crotch and sew:

Make a waist band and sew to pants:

I made my waist band twice as tall in the back than the front.

Now the image on your shirt isn't cut in half, it wraps around your leg!

It says live united, my dad gave me a ton of shirts and a few pairs of pants that he didn't want. I hope the pictures aren't too big.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful! I've seen WAY too many people saying 'Oh I made these awesome pants, but I miss that beautiful [tree, owl, cat, ect] that was on the shirt'

Anyways, I made another pair out of a button up my dad attempted to throw away:

By the way, I handsew EVERYTHING I make. So if you're thinkin the seams don't look to sweet, that's why.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2009 03:26:12 PM by TkRainy - Reason: Added Photos » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 05:00:25 PM »

Look how sweet you are! First post AND a helpful tut.  Great job on the cute pants!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 05:35:31 PM »

this is great ... love it... and goodness me I have so many big old t-shirts that could be really cool pants instead of shirts that sit in my closet....thanks

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 05:54:35 PM »

Nice work!

It's so simple (like all great craft tricks), yet I never would have thought of it on my own.

« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 06:06:19 PM »

what a great idea Grin
i think i might try this on spring break... Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 07:07:09 PM »

very cute - may try this for my DD

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009 07:44:14 PM »

I am totally dumbfounded over here!!  Not because of the idea of making pants out of big shirts, but because you didn't cut down the middle.  Instead of buying expensive yoga or running pants to exercise in, I picked up the idea from livejournal.com.  I make a new pair like everyday so I won't use not having anything to wear as my excuse for not exercising.  Anyway, I always cut right down the dang on pic and I will have one part of the pic on one side and the other part on the other hip.  I can't believe that I didn't think of the way you did yours.  Loves ya for this!!!!  You really rock!!!  Cool pants and thanks for the idea.

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009 09:24:31 PM »

Wow. I've been wondering this myself. Thanks for sharing, I am now an extremely happy camper with a pile of shirts to play with Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2009 06:19:54 AM »

Oh my.... this is so awesome!! and it's exactly what I need to make some comfy work out pants! Love it!   Grin  Now I'm off to go raid my hubby's old t-shirt box.
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009 12:17:37 PM »

Oh wow! You truly are awesome =) I made a couple pairs a while ago and didn't want to use anymore shirts with pics...THAnk yOU!!!
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