How to Make Kids Clothes – Using Clothes You Already Have as a Pattern! – Series Intro!

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!

How to Make Kids Clothes - grow with me pants

I love these “Grow with me pants” that are super fun and expandable. As the child grows so do the pants…

How to Make Kids Clothes - Grow with me 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.

How to Make Kids Clothes - Grow with me kids pants

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!

How to Make Kids Clothes - boys pants

These baby/toddler boy pants are made out of my old tank top (the patterned fabric) and a pair of my old grey tights!

How to Make Kids Clothes - boys pants

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.

How to Make Kids Clothes - Toddler Romper

In the romper tutorial I’ll show you how to recreate this back by adding some braided elastic…

How to Make Kids Clothes - Toddler Romper

and this super cute cinched collar with a draw string, all made with just a sewing machine!

How to Make Kids Clothes - Toddler Romper

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!

XO JCL

P.S. If you are super excited to start sewing right away, please check out some of my other sewing tutorials found here and quilting tutorials found here! Enjoy Creating!

How to Make Kids Clothes - Using Clothes You Already Have as a Pattern! - Series Intro!

 


Related Posts

Super Cute Baby Bib – Tutorial!

Super Cute Baby Bib – Tutorial!

I am in love with Baby Abbie. She is the cutest and most super awesome baby in the world! I got to play with her all day yesterday and I realized something. Babies need bibs on all the time because they spit up so often. […]

Super Cute Sleepy Eye Mask – Tutorial!

Super Cute Sleepy Eye Mask – Tutorial!

I am now at the end of my nursing program. Last term! YEEAAAHHHHH!! However, this means I have to come to nursing reality and participate in SHIFT WORK!!! This is not my favorite part of nursing because I am not a very good sleeper, especially […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.