My Old Sweater = Baby Pants


I wish I had remembered to take a “before” picture. This used to be a short-sleeved sweater from Express. I never wore it because it was too tight, but I always really loved the stripes and colors. So I flattened it on my cutting table, put my pants pattern on top (minus the butt panel; I figured this one was stretchy enough that it would fit over E’s cloth diapers just fine) and cut away.


It was a little nerve-wracking, to be quite honest. But they fit him great and definitely look cuter as baby pants than on me, so I’m happy with the result.

12 thoughts on “My Old Sweater = Baby Pants

  1. Oh, those are adorable! I’ve been staring down my closet these last few days of my pregnancy, wondering if my sweaters would ever fit again. Even if they don’t, I could make pants! :) Do they wash well?

  2. Another great sew. And I love the rug. It would be great in my new orange room. Off to investigate crochet rugs…

  3. Great sweater pants..this is my favorite way to recycle! Congrats on your new Etsy store, hope all goes well!

  4. Davidandheather —

    No at this point I do not sell a pattern for the baby pants; it’s on a very long list of patterns to publish or post, so we’ll see…(:

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