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Redesign – Make a too small pants fit again.

Well, time to make a new simple tutorial. and this time in redesign. If you have a pant who are to small, this is what you can do. I have used a EU36 and made it to around 38.

You need a matching fabric, your pants and optional biastape.


1. Your pants and matching fabric. I love orange and this is a old tablecloth from the 70’s. But of course choose what you want, but I suggest that you choose a solid and not too thin.


2. Cut up the side-seam and cut off the seem-allowance on the other part. I will keep the pockets in the same shape.


3. Now, Measure your waist and subtract the 2 waistline from your pants, and 0,5*4 seamallowance. This number is what your missing. Dived .the number on 2. and add seamallowance 2 times. Two for each side of the stripe.

EkS. My waist is 74. 74- 64(pants-0,5*4)= 10. 10/2 = 5.. 5*0,5 on each side of the stripe  = 6 cm strips. Cut the stripe a little longer than your pants (or like me too short)

4.  On my tablecloth I just overlocked it to the side seams. But you may have to fold under and sew a seam on the top of the stripe. If you don’t have overlock, just sew a seam and a zigzag.


5.  Well I cut my stripe to short, but hey why not give the pants a swing on the bottom? Of course you don’t have to ;) I cut my stripe in a V shape


6. I just sewed on biastape around this hole. Simple as that


7. Tadaa nice? I think but I also love these colors. Make one and leave me a comment so I can take a look at yours.

Boy belt

My boy are quit thin and panties from store just don’t fit.  But to find a little boy belt? We have one with spiderman but a lot of strech..what? Pointless..So I ended up making one. Very simple. You need some heavy cotton-fabric and make a strip about 9 x 60 cm.  Fold it along the long side wrong sides together and sew with 0,5 seam along one short and the long side and turn inside out. Top-stitch and attach two D-rings in the other end and thaadaa a nice belt! This one fits my 2yearold waist(50 cm).

Making a tree-Tskirt

The summer is almost over but the kindergarden have those nice planning days. Well since my son love to be home (and go nuts on the walls), I have to do somthing. And I got an idea! This is what you need to make a tree-tskirt:

  • A bored 2 year old child or older
  • Fabric-paint
  • A blank white T-skirt in the size you want to make
  • Some scrapfabric for the tree
  • Plastic
  • Coverup for the child and table
  • (Sewingmachine)

Put a plasticlayer inside of the t-skirt (Showing on top here for cutting)

Then the fun part start. First take your child hand and trace around on the back of the tree-fabric. I used the left hand to get the right hand when i turn it.

Fold the t-skirt and tape it to the table

ooh the fun part for your child, fingerpainting the leaves. Pour out the painting on the side and let your child be creative. A little help is needed if he/her is a little young, but let he/her do most of the work!

We used three colors, green, red and yellow. Don’t do it too much, it get fast too messy and brown, and you don’t want a withered tree do you? So this is enough:

Optional: Then we used a butterflystencil and painted on some butterflyes around the tree :)

Nice :)

So go and wash your child before he/her paint the walls and the couch. Now while it dryes you can cut out the tree you traced

Applique the tree on the shirt, use som stablisator under and sew it on. Optional you can trace the tree after the painting and paint it with black or brown. Iron the painting so the colour don’t go off when you wash ;)

Sign it with your child name and year(use textilemarker). A perfect gift for the dad or someone else in your family.

Wrap around body – tutorial

SEPTEMBER 2013: This pattern is now out for sale in three sizes. It is updated with better lines and I have edit so its fit more perfectly. You can purchase it here if you like :)

If you would like to follow me on my Facebook I will choose two followers who get the patterns for free in the end of 31 September. NB: Remember to post a comment here that you did :)

Hi, want to make an wraparoundbody? The free pattern is downloaded from here. You have to purchase it, but its free of charge.  If you make this so please link back to this blog as a thank you :) It is a little work to make a tutorial. This body is in European size 62 (1-3 month) because it is just little babies who use a wraparound(to avoid putting it over the head). You don’t have to use a overlock and cover like I did here, but it sure makes it a lot faster of course.  The pattern is including a 1/2 cm seamallowance in the sleeves, sholders and sides.  The other edges have fabricedges (is this the correct name?)
PS: A sample of this body is a giveaway this month, check it out in the next post :)

What you need:

  • 1/4  meter jersey/inerlock
  • Ribb/Interlock to the fabricedges
  • Sewingmachine ;)
  • Jersey-pressonbuttons

Cut out all the pieces:

Then you sew together the shoulder seams. Make sure you add the correct section of each pice directly against eachother.

Cut out a 4 cm strip to make the edges.

Sewing the strip on with my cover. Up the one side, the neck and down the other side. If you just have an regular sewingmacine you can sew it on like biastape but stretch it when you sew it on the first time along the edges.

What it will look like when you are done:

Edge the bottompiece

Sew the shoulder seam:

And edge the other sleeves. (If you rather want to sew it up, remember to add this in the sleevepattern) Then you end up like this picture:

Now, make this: Fold the fabric pieces together and sew around, or pull out if you don’t have overlock. Make 3 pieces. These will sit in the side seams as reinforcement where you insert pressonbuttons on the inside.

Pin them onto the wraps as shown here. 2 pieces on the inner wrap ..

..and one on the outer wrap.

Sew the side seams and sideseams on the sleeves at once. (Do not sew all the way out on the edge, starting and stopping about 2cm from both ends)

And now a little trick with the fabricedges. Sew straightstitch by starting at the seam that is almost completed, and sew along the edges. (Black threads here) Pin together just to make sure it will not move when you sew.

Then you fold edges to each side and sew two seams from the front side.

Look like this:

Now cut away the excess edges. Voila now you have a good ending that not makes a big lump in the sleeves and they doesn’t meet skewed at eachother, which it often does because it  is so thick there. If you sew with a regular machine, you can of course sew all the way at once and do the same.

Turn the innside out and tadaaa you have made a wraparound body. Now just have to put in a lot of presson buttons, but I expect that I don’t need to explain that:)

This one is for sale at 270NOK or I also make coustoms, just email me :)

I’ll be very happy for comments and wold love to se your result and if you can link to my page I’ll be very happy :)

TERMS OF USE: This pattern is for personal use only. You may not sell this pattern, or body made from this pattern!

I have also made a pattern for hats. this you can sell from, please check out my site here

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