Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pants from shirt sleeves

These are the quickest pair of pants I have ever made! I only spent about 15 minutes on them, it would have been less but I made a mistake pinning the waistband and had to redo it.  Next time I think they will be 10 minute pants!!
The best part is that I only had to sew 2 sides, the shirt cuffs are the hem for the pants.

I found this men's XL waffle orange shirt at a thrift store when I was looking for shirts for Peanut Butter's halloween costume.  When I saw the sleeves I knew they were going to be the legs for a refashioned pair of pants.

I took a pair of pants that are a little bit big and laid them out on the sleeves.  I cut around the pants, a little bigger on the crotch side and about the same size on the top.  (These pants have a very long crotch and I have to fold the pants over twice.)

Once the pants were cut I pinned the right sides together and sewed the crotch seam using a zig zag stitch.  Then I made a pocket for the elastic and fed the elastic through and sewed up the opening.  
It couldn't be any easier!  
He still needs the top folded over, but in a few months they will fit perfectly!

I am participating in the Get Your Craft On with Today's Creative Blog link party!


Samantha said...

LOVE THIS! It looks easy enough even for me to do! haha Just might have to check out my local thrift shops :)

Jessica said...

Wow! That's such a creative idea.

Kristina said...

Wow, great idea. To bad ! don't have kids of my own. Some day I shall use this tutorial...

Thanx for sharing!!

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