I love the way a few of my kids clothes fit them, and I want more! So instead of buying the same kids shirt or pants again in a different colour, I’ll show you how you can sew your own kids clothes by copying the outfit you already have. The outfit needs to be simple for these tutorials, because that’s what I’m working with here… no fancy party dresses or pant suits are going to made with these tutorials. But if you love a t-shirt or some comfy pants or a cute romper, I’ll show you how to make another one! With a sewing machine not a serger. Although having a serger would be AWESOME, most people don’t have one… including me! Dreams! Maybe one day!
The fabric that we will be using for this tutorial can be new or upcycled from old clothes. I love making new clothes for my kiddos from clothes that I no longer wear! It’s a great way to reuse that super cute patterned shirt that has been pushed to the back of your closet, or some old tights that have just lost their luster! This way you can make your kids clothes super cute and unique!
I love these “Grow with me pants” that are super fun and expandable. As the child grows so do the pants…
These super cute “grow with me pants” were made for my Ivy out of an old tank top (the patterned fabric) and some light white stretchy pants that I no longer wear.
These are the first pair of pants that I made Corbin when he was just a young babe and they were one of his most complimented clothing items. I always got to tell people I made them! You can do it too!
These baby/toddler boy pants are made out of my old tank top (the patterned fabric) and a pair of my old grey tights!
And this Romper was made by copying one of Ivy’s most complemented outfits, as seen in our Hoof Prints Barnyard Adventure post. I did purchase some new knit fabric to make this super cute romper, however, if you have an awesome big old t-shirt you could use that to make a romper as well.
In the romper tutorial I’ll show you how to recreate this back by adding some braided elastic…
and this super cute cinched collar with a draw string, all made with just a sewing machine!
So go find your favorite kids comfy pants, simple romper, or t-shirt. These item are easy to recreate when you have one already that fits your child perfectly. Then you can either make the same size or make it a bit bigger for them to grow into! Also… find some fabric that you would like to make these clothing items out of, such as your old stretchy t-shirt, leggings, sweatpants or sweat shirt. or pick up some cute knit fabric online or at your local fabric store and I’ll meet you back here!
I’ll be starting a little series on “How to make kids clothes using clothes you already have as a pattern!” I can’t wait to get started!