Project: T-Shirt into Pants

I really like reusing old clothing and I found a tutorial on making a t-shirt into pants. It has been on my "to make" list for quite a while and today I went for it. I started out with a 3XL tie dyed shirt.

Cutting the pieces was easy enough. I really like tutorials with pictures, I am a visual learner. The pants went together quickly, I would say that a person with average sewing experience would be able to make these in an afternoon. I added in panels on the sides to make the legs large enough. I also decided to make mine into shorts, this particular shirt was kind of short and hit me right at the knee, not a good look for me.Obviously this is the front of the pants, they are very comfy. I am not going to hem the legs, I like the raw edge look. The next time I make these I will start out with two coordinating shirts, I like having a little extra fabric to play with and I think it would make the finished pants more interesting. I think using the same fabric that I added on the side to make a band around the bottoms of the legs would be cute. I will be keeping my eyes open for interesting, super large shirts during the yard sale season, I need some new lounge pants.

I would also like to mention that I found this tutorial thanks to violentjayne on craftster and you can see her results here.

1 comment:

SewDelish said...

Hi Crafterella

have just given you an award. Come on over to pick it up