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TaivensMama 02-03-2008 04:07 PM

TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!!!
 
So I have sooooooo many clothes I don't wear anymore, so I have been looking through them to see if any prints are cute enough to use for diapers...then I got a novel idea to just use as much of the shirt as I can for other clothing items...I will show you how to get the most out of a medium long sleeve womens knit shirt in this tutorial...In a later tutorial I will also show you how to make a diaper and beanie out of a childs size knit polo shirt(my son has tons of cute prints that he has outgrown that will be perfect for our new son to have cute printed diapers and I won't have to spend anything on new fabric to make him an adorable stash!!!)

I am showing mostly how to cut out the diaper, beanie and pants not much in the way of sewing it all....since there are sooo many diaper tutorials out there...I do breifly go over serging the pants and beanie...

So here's the long sleeve shirt tutorial (I also should mention this is a 3/4 sleeve shirt so a normal shirt will probably get you longer pants...but since I am shooting for a newborn set here this is a fine length)

First find a fitted diaper you like the fit of and stretch it over some paper to get a pattern
this is a KL 0
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032429.jpg

Stretch it to trace half the diaper for your pattern
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032430.jpg

Now here is the pattern
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032431.jpg

cut it out
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032432.jpg

make sure it will fit on the shirt you have chosen
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032433.jpg

fold the shirt in half and bring it to the top (in order to leave room for the beanie to be cut fromt he bottom of the shirt)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032434.jpg

cut the diaper out
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032436.jpg

For a serged diaper put both prints outward (if TT face the prints together)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032437.jpg

with the leftover fabric from the bottom of the shirt cut around your favorite beanie
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032438.jpg

after cutting
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032439.jpg

With the other side of the bottom of the shirt you should have enough to get a insert for your fitted
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032447.jpg

cut it to side
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032448.jpg

now for the pants...here is what is left of the shirt...lay out the sleeves
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032440.jpg

cut the sleeves from the remaining fabric left on the shirt
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032441.jpg

fold a pair of baby pants onto the shirt to make sure it will be long enough
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032442.jpg


cut straight across the top for the waist and follow the curve of the pants you are tracing from to get the curve of the leg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032443.jpg

now turn one pant leg inside out and keep one leg print side out
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032444.jpg

put the print side inside the inside out pant leg and pin together
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032445.jpg

Here is what is left of your shirt!
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032449.jpg

Now pin your beanie print sides touching
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032446.jpg

serge or sew it together
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032450.jpg

see how the seam of the shirt makes it super easy
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032451.jpg


now grab the pinned together pants and serge or sew them together
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032453.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032454.jpg


here is what they look like after they are serged together
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032455.jpg

Now take the leg out from inside the other leg to open the pants up inside out
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032456.jpg

keep them inside out and pin the waist and leave an opening for elastic
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032458.jpg

now here are the finished pants and beanie
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032459.jpg

I am gonna skip the serging of the diaper since that should be pretty easy to get a tutorial on
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032460.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032461.jpg

don't forget to serge together your insert (add between the shirt fabric whatever absorbant layers you want)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032469.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032468.jpg

And now for action shots of a 9 month olf in this set intended fora newborn hahaha....(I did not add closures to the diaper yet so I used pins for a quick pic, needless to say she did not even come close to fitting her 90% head into the beanie!! haha
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032465.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032466.jpg

these could pass for capris on her but should fit a newborn-3months great
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032464.jpg
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...l/P3032463.jpg

Well thanks for joining me for the tute! Hope you try it out...I have already made a pile of clothes to make more sets out of and like I said I will later post a tute on how to get a diaper and beanie out of a childs knit shirt...

texanntx 02-03-2008 04:11 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
well...aren't you smart!:envy:

good for you! and thanks for sharing!:hugs:

Janetta

Diaper Change 02-03-2008 04:23 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
very cool.....good job, very easy to read!:thumbsup:

TaivensMama 02-03-2008 04:24 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Thanks gals! :)

Ooey 02-03-2008 04:28 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Have I ever told you you are the craftiest person I know! Holycow that is awesome, and thank you so much, I'm going to use this idea!

lovemyryley 02-03-2008 04:32 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
TY! I might do this out of one of my old shirts I hate :) I have a t-shirt I want to make a diaper out of here someday but I dont know if that will ever happen LOL.

BeckyP 02-03-2008 04:34 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Oh I hope this gets pinned. Great job.

TaivensMama 02-03-2008 04:39 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ooey (Post 2687499)
Have I ever told you you are the craftiest person I know! Holycow that is awesome, and thank you so much, I'm going to use this idea!

Hahah with a little practice you too can be this crafty K!! haha you are sooo gonna die at the prints of Taivens old shirts I seriously have saved them for like 4 years because they are so cute I couldn't part with them...Here's the favorite print I am so excited to make stuff out of! (a gymboree Skater polo)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...erapics056.jpg

Ooey 02-03-2008 04:44 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TaivensMama (Post 2687559)
Hahah with a little practice you too can be this crafty K!! haha you are sooo gonna die at the prints of Taivens old shirts I seriously have saved them for like 4 years because they are so cute I couldn't part with them...Here's the favorite print I am so excited to make stuff out of! (a gymboree Skater polo)
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f1...erapics056.jpg

OMG that is going to be one adorable little diaper! You could even paint the bum to say Sk8er baby or something like that :giggle: You could make little matching booties out of the sleeves! Taiven is so cute BTW!

BelovedBird 02-03-2008 04:52 PM

Re: TUTORIAL to make pants, diaper, liner and beanie out of long sleeve shirt! PICS!!
 
Very cool.


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