Another pair of pants: finished! I used the leftover sleeves from this project to make a very quick pair of sweats. Waste not want not, right? If you're keeping track, that is two pants and one hoodie from one yard of fabric and one discarded adult sweatshirt. There are three things I love about pants from sleeves:
1) They're super easy
2) They're super fast
3) They're upcycled/practically free!
They also seem to be really comfy. And since I spent almost no time or money making them, I don't cringe when they get covered in paint/dirt/grease. Plus, coupled with a black undershirt this pair looks like the perfect ninja training outfit.
Even ninjas need a snack break:
20 Minute Toddler Sweatpants
Sleeves from one adult sized sweatshirt
Sweatpants that fit your kid (as the pattern)
1. Turn one shirt sleeve inside out, lay flat with seam to one side. Place folded sweatpants over sleeve with hems aligned and crotch rising from the seam-side of the sleeve. On the sleeve draw a line 1/2" inch away from the crotch of the pants and 2 1/2" above the waistline. Repeat with the other sleeve.
8. Cut a piece of elastic the length of your kid's waist (add an inch if want, I find making the elastic a little smaller than the actual waist measurement works better). Thread elastic through waistband. Overlap the elastic an inch and sew together with a few zigzag stitches.