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« on: June 13, 2006 09:17:04 PM »

Hiya, I had success with this today and it only took about 20 minutes.  I made pants for my 1.5 year old son out of this discarded shirt of my husband.

1. Identify an appropriate t-shirt or sweatshirt.

2. Fold a pair of baby's pants with crotch sticking out and trace.  I have outlined what it should look like for you. With this placement of the cut, you will not need to hem the bottom.

3. Cut on your traced line.

4. Cut a second pant leg from the other side of the shirt. Look for the arrow on the left in this picture to see how I used my first pant leg as a guide.

5. You have two pant legs now, right?

6. Place right sides facing each other and pin. Sew along curves.

7. Reorient the pants and you'll see that you just have a crotch to sew up and a waist to fold over and sew.  Leave a space to thread the elastic through.

8. Insert elastic, sew waist closed, and you are done!

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006 09:32:59 PM »

aww so cute!

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006 04:50:30 PM »

Thanks, Whitney!!

This was precisely what I was looking for!  My daughter is 15 mos and I was just thinking about the fact that t-shirts would be the perfect weight for summer pants, and wouldn't that bottom band be the perfect hem already... et voila, there you were!

Now I just need to figure out how to make a top out of the rest of the t-shirt and we're in business!   One of the mega craft stores in our area carries every color of t-shirt in the world, and they are frequently very on sale.  My frugal Yankee grandparents are nodding their approval up in heaven right now!

Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006 02:40:24 AM »

I love this.  Shocked

I will definitely have to make some of these cute pants for my grandchild as my son has loads of shirts he doesn't wear much now.   Smiley

Thanks for the great clear tutorial you made.  It is much appreciated.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2006 08:39:13 PM »

This is great!  I HAVE to make some for my two toddlers!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2006 09:42:59 AM »

How cute!!!.. I will have to try this.. cant figure out the 6 to 7 step.. well.. not visually in my head!.. but that's the great surprise of it all right!.. Thanks for the tute!

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2007 09:28:39 AM »

aww so cute! i've made pants for myself this way before, and they're really comfy... great job!

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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2007 10:00:41 AM »

Wow, this is very creative, especially if you have an awesome shirt that's too mangled to wear as a shirt.  thanks for the tutorial!

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