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Old 02-03-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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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
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Stretch it to trace half the diaper for your pattern


Now here is the pattern


cut it out


make sure it will fit on the shirt you have chosen


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)


cut the diaper out


For a serged diaper put both prints outward (if TT face the prints together)


with the leftover fabric from the bottom of the shirt cut around your favorite beanie


after cutting


With the other side of the bottom of the shirt you should have enough to get a insert for your fitted


cut it to side


now for the pants...here is what is left of the shirt...lay out the sleeves


cut the sleeves from the remaining fabric left on the shirt


fold a pair of baby pants onto the shirt to make sure it will be long enough



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


now turn one pant leg inside out and keep one leg print side out


put the print side inside the inside out pant leg and pin together


Here is what is left of your shirt!


Now pin your beanie print sides touching


serge or sew it together


see how the seam of the shirt makes it super easy



now grab the pinned together pants and serge or sew them together




here is what they look like after they are serged together


Now take the leg out from inside the other leg to open the pants up inside out


keep them inside out and pin the waist and leave an opening for elastic


now here are the finished pants and beanie


I am gonna skip the serging of the diaper since that should be pretty easy to get a tutorial on



don't forget to serge together your insert (add between the shirt fabric whatever absorbant layers you want)



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



these could pass for capris on her but should fit a newborn-3months great



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...
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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well...aren't you smart!

good for you! and thanks for sharing!

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Old 02-03-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
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very cool.....good job, very easy to read!
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well...aren't you smart!

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love it! NB stash, here I come!
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love it! NB stash, here I come!
I know I am so on it! I kept looking at buying boyish fabrics and though how much I love the prints of clothes i bought for Taiven and I don't want 15 diapers with one print...this way you get a large variety of prints and don't have to spend a ton on fabric.....also remember look for sales or thrift store shirts too....Old Navy had some adorably printed turtle necks for girls that were on clearance for 2 bucks...but I already have so many girl print shirts I need to sew before I go buying more!! haha
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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!
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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)
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