DIY Revamping Kids Pants to Extend Their Life

Hello everyone! As I’ve mentioned a few times before I’m all about reusing, recycling and of course why not refashion! Recently I published a post I shared How to Make a Cute Skirt out of Old Jeans and it turned out so cute that I had to try it again in some other way. Revamping Kids Pants is the best and simplest way to extend kids pants lifeway. As Kids grow up, pants start to run short. I revamped my girl’s pants and it turned out so cute. I saved them and gave them a second chance.

DIY Revamping Kids Pants to Extend Their Life

DIY Revamping Kids Pants to Extend Their Life

This was my contributor post for This Silly Girl’s Life. Revamping kids pants is super easy, have you noticed how much I love easy crafts??? LOL. Well I do love easy projects, I love to see final results quick LOL I also love having time to do other things!. This took a couple of hours even taking pictures. Then as it is my tradition we had lots of fun on the outdoor photo session =D. I used for this a very special pare of pants  {sentimental meaning} with an easy trick that also end up revamping it  =D.

What you need:

  • Pants
  • A cute fabric of your choice
  • Thread
  • Scissor
  • Ruler
  • Fabric marker/pencil

I found a fabric with details in light violet, which was perfect because the pants have those cute flowers in violet too. So it was a perfect match. Yayyy!

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First thing put the pant on your girl and measure how much more length you need to add to it. If in example, you need 1,5 inches you add 1 more inch and then double it. So it would be 1,5 + 1 = 2,5 x 2 = 5 inches.Then measure the width of the bottom hem of the pant. Double that measure and add ½ inch on each end as seam allowance.

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Then cut a rectangle for the pocket. The measure will depend on the area of your pants. Leave 1 inch on each side as seam allowance. Turn it under ½ inch, then iron it, turn it under another ½ inch to inclose the raw edge, iron it again. Stitch one short side as the opening of the pocket and pin in place.

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For the bottom fabric, Turn the long sides under ½ inch and then iron it.

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Fold and put together both short sides and stitch ½ inch away from the edge.

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Iron the seam allowance open like this.

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Fold again putting together the hems like in the image bellow.

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Now find the seam between legs of your pants and match with the extension seam, place the pants hem between both layers of the new fabric extension. Pin in place.

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The pants hem will be sandwiched between both sides of the fabric.

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Then stitch around the edge of the extension and iron it.

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Fold the extension so it would hide the seam.

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There you have it! A new pair of pants! I love how it turned out and my girl love it too!

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 Revamping Kids Pants to Extend their life!

What do you think? Have you extended the life of your kids??? How did you do it???

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

27 Comments at DIY Revamping Kids Pants to Extend Their Life

  1. Camila

    These pants are so stinkin’ cute! What a great way to make them last longer!!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Crystelle! Glad you like them!!! =D Happy to have you visiting!
      XOXO

  2. Camila

    I used to do this with my daughters pants too. I love this “sew” much practical and stylish. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop I will be featuring you on Monday ♥

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the feature! aYayyy how cool!
      XOXO

  3. Camila

    Cute pants!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. Camila

      Thanks =D

  4. Camila

    This is a great idea, and they turned out adorable!!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it!… I’m planing on making some more my girl loved it!
      XOXO

  5. Camila

    SO CUTE!! I used to do this all the time with my daughter’s jeans! My favorite was using wide ruffled eyelet…made such a pretty, feminine contrast with the denim :) Found you on Pin Junkie.

    1. Camila

      Hi Cindy! Thanks so much for stopping by!… Yeah I love this too… Hopefully I’ll have plenty of denims to tray other ideas such as yours! =D Thanks!
      XOXO

  6. Camila

    oh my gosh. These are soo cute (and thrifty). love it. Great job. pinned to try! foind at workit wed. have a great week.

    1. Camila