" All About the Details: DIY Tuesday [PJ Pants to PJ Shorts]

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY Tuesday [PJ Pants to PJ Shorts]

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts
With the summer around the corner, the heat here in Southern California has been creeping up... sometimes its in the 90s and its only spring!!!

Time to put the kids in some summer time pjs. I try to save money wherever I can, so I thought why buy new pjs just to get shorts?

In less than 10 minutes I gave a pair of pj pants a makeover and now they are pj shorts.

Super Easy! Here's how I did it:


Note: I am not a seamstress, not even close. I'm BRAND spanking new to sewing and my sewing machine... so forgive me if this isn't perfect tutorial, however it works well enough for pjs that no one sees! :) 

Materials:
PJ Pants
Scissors
Iron
Sewing Machine
Pair of Shorts


Start with pjs pants...

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Fold in half.

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts


Take a pair of shorts and lay them on top of pjs for a guide.


PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Cut just below the length of the shorts.

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Turn pjs inside out.

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Fold up about an inch on both legs

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Iron a crease

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

The iron will help keep the fabric in place while you are sewing.

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Feed slowly through sewing machine at about the half way point, make sure you start and end at the same point. I would sew a few inches then adjust the pjs and sew a few more. 

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts

Done! Each pair took me about 8 minutes? I redid almost all of the kids pjs.. We are ready for summer!!

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts



PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts




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