I love checking out the clearance sections of discount stores to add to my fabric stash. There was some really great discounts on top of the clearance prices so I stocked up. I got a few pairs of adult leggings for one dollar each. I used them to make play pants for my daughter.
- Adult leggings
- Air soluble marking pen or fabric chalk
- Sewing machine
- Matching thread
- Take the adult leggings turn inside out and spread flat on a table. Take a pair of pants that fit your toddler well and place on top of adult leggings matching the waistband.
- Using the air soluble pen mark around the toddler pants.
- Remove toddler pants. Take a ruler and add an inch to the left and right sides. Add a 1/2 inch to the cuffs of marking.
- Go down 1/2" from crotch marking and mark with a line.
- Cut all around the markings you made.
- Sew the sides of pants using 1/2" seam allowance. Make sure to use a zigzag stitch and reinforce the beginning and end of the stitches.
- Sew a 1/2" from crotch markings.
- Fold up a 1/2" cuff and sew around using a zigzag stitch and reinforcing the start and end. Repeat for the other cuff.
Have you ever upcycled any old or discounted clothes?