It's time to recycle those pesky t-shirts that's mounting up again! I've decided to start a series called "Addicted to T-shirts" for all who like to buy or wear t-shirts like my family. Hope it inspires you to re-use the old t-shirts in some way. I've upcycled t-shirts from plain to improved (diy kiddo tee) and then recycled t-shirts into something new (diy t-shirt scarf).
Today's post is on recycling your old t-shirts into pants/leggings for your infants/toddlers. I find it very hard to part with like $10 and above for a pair of leggings or pants for young children because they outgrow it so fast. And yet sewing a pair sounds too time consuming and too much effort to waste. So I've been inspired by EASY tutorials on sewing basic leggings or pants with jersey knits. But jersey knits don't come cheap, I don't need so much cloth of the same design for just a pair of baby pants and then I end up with so much unused cloth piling up again. Thus I thought of using WX's old t-shirts since they're big, the cloth can be used to make leggings or pants for infants/toddlers! Woohoo! I kind of struggled with making the first pair but then once I got the hang of it, the other 2 pairs were a breeze and completed in like 20 minutes. 3 pairs of pants for Noe, recycled out of 3 t-shirts, I'm a happy recycling beaver.
If you will like to attempt these tutorials shown below, please get a ball point needle or else you will end up with deep holes like mine and the material may tear easily. Sadly, I had to hand sew to patch up some 'holes' after Noe wore them for just 1 time but there were no problems at all after that. And jersey knits are not difficult to sew at all. Also, these are BASIC pants/leggins, no fancy trimmings or edges, so they're for simple practical fashion-minded people like me :) Happy recycling and sewing!