I love sweatpants, so this is a fun way to have new pants.
- 2 T-shits; 1 t-shirt for the pants and 1 t-shirt for the waist band
- Measuring tape
- Sewing Machine
- 1" elastic
- Iron and Ironing board
First cut the sleeves off your shirt right at the seam.
Now fold the top of your shirt in half, with right sides together, and iron. We are going to get ready and sew our first leg!
Start at the bottom of the armpit and sew all the way down to the bottom, to make your inseam. Repeat the same thing with the other half, (the back of the shirt).
Take both legs and turn one of them right side out. Place one leg inside the other. You want both legs right sides together.
Sew your legs together by following the "U" shape all the way around.
This is where you will see your pants! Now its time to start the waist band.
Take your other shirt and determine how many inches more you are going to need from the crotch area to your waist. Mine was about 3" so I cut the bottom of my other shirt 6" wide.
Fold the shirt in half and iron. Wrong sides together.
Pin the band onto the pants with the cut ends touching the top of the pants. Don't sew the band shut, we still need to add the elastic.
Take your elastic around your waist and determine what is comfortable to you. Add and inch for sewing.
Feed the elastic through the band. Pull both ends out together and pin to keep in place.
Now take your elastic and the end of the waist band and sew them together. I did a straight stitch and then a zigzag.
Trim the extra off.
Ta Da, you know have a new pair of fun pants!!!
I love mine!
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