Make Baby/Toddler Pants from a T-shirt- Tutorial

Today is my 27th birthday! I can hardly believe it!  Oh, how time flies…  our baby boy is 9 months old now and is already walking!  He must get it from his mama… I walked at 8 months old… and haven’t stopped running around since! Lol.

He is getting into just about everything these days and I wanted to make him some lounging pants that cover his knees for him to crawl and run about it in. Here he is wearing the finished pair pf pants! Isn’t he a cutie?! I ♥ my little bug sooooo much!

I have whipped up another video tutorial for you and I hope you will try it out because it is so easy and environmentally friendly, too!  In this tutorial I show you how to make baby/toddler pants out of a t-shirt.  If you are a beginner, you have to give this a try!  A first timer should be able to complete a pair in less than 1 hour, easily!  You can make shorts or pants using this same tutorial. Now……watch my video…then go raid your closet for old t-shirts and go sew!

I would love to hear from you all so, feel free to comment!
Happy sewing!

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28 Responses to Make Baby/Toddler Pants from a T-shirt- Tutorial

  1. Anonymous June 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    i love this tutorial Vanessa! I am definitely going to try this myself!Thanks for the tutorial!!


  2. Heaven June 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Hot shit! I love it!

  3. Jennifer June 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    YAY! Awesome!! And actually you could have left the pin in at that point…if the pin is facing that way the sewing machine WILL sew over it…i was scared to do it when someone told me but I did and it works. It just HAS to be facing the way u had it in this vid. =) Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Petit Ange June 16, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial! I will try to do it for my little daughter.
    Hugs from Hungary!

  5. Kate June 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you for this tutorial, it’s amazing how much easier it is for me to understand watching a video versus just reading a pattern. Think I’ll be stopping by the fabric store for some elastic and sewing my little guy some new pants– ones that actually fit him!

  6. Andrea M September 15, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    I have loved watching several of your tutorials. I hope that this is ok, but I added your blog address to my own blog so that my friends can see all the great things that you are doing. In all, how long did it take you to make those darling and simple pairs of t shirt pants? If you don’t want me to, then I will remove the address. I am in a Ladies group at Church that helps teach the sisters how to live frugally and things like this. Thanks for sharing your talent. May you and your sweet family be blessed.

  7. maggiesquiltnthreads October 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    wow this is great! I can’t wait to try this for my son! thanks for sharing!

  8. Anonymous January 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    I did it, and it looked good to, and im terrible at sewing.. Thanks from Sweden =)

  9. Alisa January 18, 2011 at 6:04 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial, it’s amazing how much easier it is for me to understand watching a video versus just reading a pattern.

    Funny Teeshirts

  10. Anonymous July 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    You were born to be a teacher!

  11. Laura Ann July 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I love this idea! Since I started making t-shirt pants I can’t stop! I love it so much that I featured you on my blog:

  12. Anonymous July 24, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    You really are born to be a teacher. If you would live close by I would try to convice you to teach sewing classes. Thanks for the tutorials.

  13. Crafty Gemini July 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    Thank you all so much for the comments! :o)

  14. Katie September 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I did it, thank you so much for helping me with my first sewing project! Now I’m stealing all the unwanted shirts I can find to remake in to baby clothes 😀

  15. Andrew Smith October 24, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    i watch the video and guess what i got a reason why i should learn sewing. thanks. it just inspired my with it.

    Smith | cheap work clothes

  16. Anonymous January 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    What a great idea!!! Any moma will tell you how great but expensive this little pants can be. This is pure genius! With my own little one and 11 nieces and nephews I know this is a project I will use a lot. Thank you!

    • Crafty Gemini February 1, 2012 at 12:43 am #

      Thanks.. I’m glad you enjoyed my tutorial. They are so handy these little pants. My son is 2 now and I still make them for him. :o)

  17. Music Mama February 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Wow, what a great way to reuse old t-shirts! I’ve made plenty of “lazy” pj pants for around the house, but I never thought of that. Thrift store t-shirts will be waaaay cheaper than buying fabric brand new. Great tutorial!

  18. Crafty Gemini February 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Definitely! :o)

  19. Karen February 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Thank you, great tutorial. I am sewing my granddaughters pants from t-shirts.

  20. Anonymous April 23, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Love this idea!!! Can you any time of T-Shirts…like cotton…going to make some for my grandson…Thanks for sharing your ideas…Rachel

  21. Crafty Gemini April 23, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Yes. Any type of t-shirt will work.

  22. Candycane Tex May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    WOW! This is the best tutorial I have ever seen. You are an excellent teacher! I can’t wait to check out the other ones. I made a pair of pants for my son last Halloween and it was so traumatic, I thought I would not ever make pants again. I see from your tutorial what I need to do differently and can’t wait to make another pair! THANK YOU!

  23. Anonymous April 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Thank you so much! You made it easy for me to understand. I can’t wait to try this.

  24. Melanie December 5, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    GIRL!! I have so many old shirts laying around because even as a very beginner sewer, I knew they were good fabric. I have no idea how I stumbled onto your site, but I am soooo glad I did. I have two machines, little idea how to use them, and just needed a good teacher with some simple projects. Having watched this one tutorial, I know I’ve found a great teacher! Thank you seems insufficient.

  25. grandma debbie November 4, 2015 at 4:23 am #

    You are an excellent teacher! I am raiding my husband’s closet to make several pants for our toddler granddaughter. I’ll mail them to NYC for her cold winter.
    Thank you from Thailand!


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