Drawstring Toddler Pants

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I am always looking for sewing practice, and as I’ve mentioned before and will mention again, I’m not amazing with a sewing machine. I mean, I earn the domestic in my title with my oven and my knitting needles, but yeah, sewing is something I’m still figuring out. So, I try to do it as much as possible and hopefully sometimes the things I practice with are wearable or usable! In this case, it is!

Prudent Baby has a serious archive of quick and useful crafty projects and I love to comb though it for ideas, inspiration and a lot of the time, instructions!

Drawstring Toddler Pants

Drawstring Toddler Pants via Prudent Baby
Pair of elastic or drawstring pants that fit your wee one
2+ yards of cute fabric (how much depends on the size of your wee one)
Grommets
Drawstring
Pins, sewing machine, stuff like that…

Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
First, fold the pair of pants that fit your wee one in half and lay them over the fabric. Trace around, adding about 1/2″ for the seam all the way around. Now do it again. Lay them right side facing and pin together.
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Sew the curves first, down the sides and hem the bottoms.
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
This is the part that gave me trouble, I had to keep checking and double checking that I wasn’t about to sew the front of the pants to the butt, you know? I did it! If I can do it, you can defo do this.
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Tah-daaaaah!!!
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Now for the grommets! You can make an actual drawstring waist or a fake faux drawstring like I did. Snip a wee hole to pop one side of the grommet through.
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Then punch the other side through with a hammer. So neat!
Drawstring Toddler Pants
This is when I slipped in the elastic and sewed up the waistband, just shy of the grommets.
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
I cut two shortish lengths of nylon cord and knotted one end of each. I pushed them through the grommets and knotted them again. Then I finished off the waistband and I was done!! When I note in the sidebar that I’m struggling with sewing, that’s no exaggeration. I’ve never been very good at it even though in my head (and only in my head) I’m a brilliant seamstress. So this was great news for the future brilliant seamstress I will become. Ha!
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
Drawstring Toddler Pants
I think my eager little model likes them! This is Wee One #3 with her creepy Joker smile.
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