During kid’s clothing week I made a couple pairs of these pants. Asher has been sick so it took a while to get decent pictures and I wanted to make up a pattern and tutorial for you. Check out this cutie.
I made this simple pattern because potty training coming up soon (eek) I wanted to have plenty of pants that my son could easily take on and off himself. My boy is 2 and a half but he is big for his age so I bet this would probably be a 3T size
All you need is an old T-shirt. You can find them really cheap (like 50 cents at a good thrift store)
Print and piece together the pdf pattern. Which is embedded at the end of this post.
To save a little sewing time I used the hem of T-Shirt as the hem of the pants. If you don’t you might need to add a little length for a hem (or just don’t hem them) I also cut the pattern with the T-Shirt inside out so that I can’t just go straight to machine with the right sides together.
Pin and sew the two crotch edges together I used my serger with a four thread serger but you could also use a 1/4 in seam allowance and then do a zigzag on the edge.
Fold your pants so the crotch seams meet. Pin and sew up one leg and down the other.
Fold down the waistband an inch and sew a elastic casing. Be sure to leave an opening to feed your elastic through.
feed the elastic through the casing. Safety pin the elastic and then try it on. Adjust as necessary.
Sew your elastic together and then finish sewing the casing.
That’s it. You are finished! you can do them plain but I’ve had fun with some graphic T-Shirts.
I can get a few pairs of these done during a nap. The are quick and simple and comfortable.
These pants seem so comfy that I’m thinking of making myself a pair. I’m going to need a really big T-shirt
If you make your own we would love to see it. Please add it to our flickr