Kids are messy, so shelling out for expensive clothes or replacement items can add up. If you make your kid's clothes from old adult clothing, you can save money and not worry as much about them ruining their outfits when playing. Here's how to turn an adult jumper into pants for a toddler.
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You'll need a 100 per cent wool jumper, elastic, a sewing machine and a pair of pants to use as a pattern (if your kid already ruined a pair of pants, they can come in handy as a template). Cut the sleeves off the jumper, and if it's wool then "felt" it by washing in hot water so it shrinks. Fold the pants in half and lay on top of one sleeve, making sure you have enough width at the waistband to fit your toddler. Allow for seam allowance when cutting down the side of the sleeve, which will be the inseam of the pants. Cut out the other leg on the other sleeve.
Turn one leg wrong side out and put the other leg inside it so the right sides are together. Pin the inseam and sew it together. Make a casing on the waistband and thread the elastic through. See the elastic together and close the casing. Hit the link below for a step-by-step visual tutorial.
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