Sunday, December 4, 2011

Scrappy Pants

My mom has lots of fabric scraps.  She's the kind that hates to throw things out.  So she saves little scraps from things she's made.

I came upon scraps of this great green cordoroy that I just wanted to use.  But none of the scraps were big enough to use.  Not even for my little baby.

But I didn't let that get me down.  I pieced them together.  Then I used a pattern to cut them out.  Once you've cut them out, pants are so easy. Three seams and they're together:  two to sew the sides together and then one long seam around the inseam.

I used a wider elastic for the waist because wider elastics are easier on tummies. (Pregnancy taught me this.)

I simply serged the hem.  Next time I'll give it a real hem because I could have used the extra fabric when she grows.  They seem to grow longer before they grow wider.

I really like how the seams turned out.  It's kinda fun. 

1 comment:

  1. I have a pair of overalls like this, and they weren't cheap when I bought them a few years back. It's a fun look!