First Time Mom and Losing It: Super Easy Adult Shorts to Toddler Pajama Pants Upcycle

Friday, January 16, 2015

Super Easy Adult Shorts to Toddler Pajama Pants Upcycle


As you may have seen from my previous craft posts I love to upcycle discounted adult clothing into pajamas and play clothes that my daughter can wear at home. Every time I go shopping I check out the clearance sections and check out the cheap little gems I can turn into something wearable for my daughter.

A few days ago I hit the clearance section and found a pair of shorts for $1.99. They looked long enough to become long pants for my daughter so I quickly picked them up. As soon as I got home I folded them in half and placed them on top of my makeshift craft table (little wooden TV tray that my daughter decided to put stickers all over :)) and then took out a pair of toddler pants that fit my daughter well and folded them and placed them on top of the shorts. I was super pleased when they fit perfectly! I didn't have to sew a new hem or create a new waistband!


Then I carefully cut the inseam and sides of the pants along the toddler pants making sure to cut an extra 3/4" of an inch on each side.


Then all I did was sew down the sides of the pants using a 1/2" allowance. Lastly I sewed the inseam of the pants using a 1/2" allowance. That's it! I didn't have to bother with a hem or even get out some elastic to create a new waistline.


You can find my other upcycle tutorials for Two Piece Frozen Elsa Pajamas, Toddler T-Shirt Nightgown, Toddler T-Shirt Nightgown 2.

Have you ever upcycled any clothes? 


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11 comments:

  1. What a great way to reuse those old shorts. They came out awesome.

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  2. "Super-easy" is giving yourself too little credit. That looks store-bought, and I don't think I could pull it off!!!

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  3. Well, that is super cute and is so clever. That is upcycling on a completely new level!

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  4. This is great that you basically bought a a pair of kids pajamas for $1.99 with your brilliant upcycling strategy!~ Amazing and great work!

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  5. This is just so clever...they turned out adorable!

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  6. You are sooooo brilliant! I've never thought to do that. SO glad you shared!

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  7. This is genius!! I took one apparel design class in college and knew it was not for me. So I totally understand how you feel when you don't have to sew a hem or sew in new elastic. And they are cute too! Well done!!

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  8. These are just so cute. I wish I thought about this when kiddo was younger. It is such a neat idea to make sure you get every moment of use out of them.

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  9. These are so cute! What a great way to save them!

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  10. What a great idea! I would have never thought to do this.

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  11. This is such a cute idea. This would be amazing to do for my daughters

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