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 {Moody Mama} 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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