Thursday, June 14, 2012

Don't Dismiss the sleeves! An Up-cycling Tutorial

It must have been passed down to me from my dad... I hate wasting things!  These little leggings/shorties were made from the sleeves of a J-Crew 3/4 sleeve top that I found at GW!  It served me well, but now has a few small holes on the front of the top.  I love the peachy red color, so I thought, I can use most of it for fabric and the sleeves are great legs for a little lady to play in.   All you need is a pair of scissors, sewing machine and some elastic!

Here is the top.  $3.00 at GW!
Just cut along the seam.
In a few of my other posts, I used leggings that I owned for a pattern.  I made my own pattern by tracing the leggings and then placed them on the sleeves.

Here you go... sew them together, sew a channel at the top for  some elastic and you have some comfy leggings or shorties, and they could last you a year or two, and they are great for play, so comfy and light!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea, Dawn! Can't wait to try this!


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