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I've seen a few blog posts for converting men's pants or jeans to toddler-sized jeans, but they all seem to involve a lot of seam-ripping, deconstructing and lots of sewing. I was after a quicker and easier way - I get limited time at the sewing machine each week, and I want to see results! Also, the pants I had picked up cheaply at the thrift store had an unfortunate blow-out, so I needed to work around this: I prefer flat-front pants (where there is only elastic in the back) as I think they look a bit snazzier, but you could erasily do this with a full elastic waist. Here's my quick and easy method to convert thrifted mens pants into toddler/boy pants: Materials Required Men's jeans or pants Elastic to fit in waist-band (I about 9 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic) Thread Sewing Machine Serger/Overlocker (optional) Scissors Seam ripper Procedure Step 1.
Asian-inspired shirt and dress sewing pattern Sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6 and 7 Chic and sophisticated with an Asian-flair, Kyoko will soon become a favorite in your child’s wardrobe. It features a criss-cross bodice with two sleeve length options and a very full attached stripwork skirt in two lengths. Kyoko has a loose-fitting style so there’s no need for buttons, zippers or snaps. A sweet obi-style sash pulls everything together and finishes the look.
Keep your tots tidy with this adorable project apron. We used the year's hottest new fabric: laminated cotton. Ours is from Heather Bailey's , but everyone who's anyone is adding this fab fabric choice to their new collections. We give you some tips for sewing with it (it's really easy), and a free toddler-sized pattern to download.
Next Saturday, April 6 from 2:00-4:00 PM, I’ll be joining the wonderful Rebecca Ringquist (who I’ve never met!) and my good friends from Creativebug to co-host a Crafternoon event at the New York Public Library. If you’re in the New York City area, I hope you can join us. We’re going to be embroidering hankies and decorating them with tassels, so it should be loads of fun.