Seven of you answered the poll on the website and said that you wanted to know how to make toddler trousers - here you go!
Toddler trousers are just about the easiest things in the world to make. Having said that, I constantly screw them up. This is because they are actually quite counterintuitive. OK, they are only two pieces of fabric sewn together with three seams...but each time I make them (correctly) it amazes me how they turn out.
Choose your fabric wisely and you can make these in twenty minutes. Add an applique, ribbon or trim, and pockets if you've got time to spare. Stretchy knits are lovely - just make sure to use a zig-zag stitch. Try cozy fleece for winter, or make mini-joggers with a drawstring waist. Oh the possibilities!
You will need:
-a pair of toddler trousers to use as a template
-newpaper for making your pattern
-elastic (I like to use fairly thick elastic, but whatever you're comfortable with really)
Step 1: making your pattern
Take a pair of trousers that already fit your toddler, or are the size you want to make. Lay them on top of a piece of newspaper, so that the outside edge of the leg is along the fold of the paper.
Trace up the inside seam, and along the top until you get to the centre seam of the trousers. Remove the trousers, and join together your top and inner seam lines. Cut out and open up the paper to hopefully reveal a shape like this:
Step 2: Cutting Out
Cut out two of these shapes.
Step 3: Sewing
|Sew up the top half, left and right, to make the bum and front of your trousers.|
Hem the bottom of your trousers to the desired length.
|The finished product!|