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January 18, 2013

Sweater Baby Pants

I have a few friends who are pregnant right now and I love the idea of handmade baby clothes. I’m by no means the first to make baby pants from a sweater, but I thought I’d share it with you.

I bought this sweater at Goodwill. Cream is gender-neutral and, let’s face it, babies are just adorable in off-white.

I cut out one pant leg from each sleeve, using the cuff of the sleeve as the cuff of the pants.

I opened up the pieces and pinned them together, wrong-side-out, and stitched them together.

Then, I sewed a pocket at the waist and added 1/2″ elastic.

To add a little interest, I added three buttons to each cuff. If you use a cardigan, you could re-use the buttons!

This project was so easy and I love the way they turned out!

Give it a try! I think you’ll adore them.

Enjoying the Good Life,



  1. This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Oh goodness, I’m in love.

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    Thanks, Nicole! I love it, too!

  3. AMAZING!!!!! They look so comfy too!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!