I'm absolutely loving the trend on craft blogs to take adult clothing on clearance and turn it into cute kids' knock-offs. I came across this tutorial on Craft Gossip last week, and I couldn't wait to make some Mini Boden knock-off baggies for my little man. I absolutely love Mini Boden's baggies. But at a clearance price of $21, I just can't bring myself to buying them. They probably take less than $5 in the highest-quality material you can buy of the sort. Just can't do it. My mom found these mens' sweatshirts (the same exact ones as the tutorial I linked to) at her Old Navy on clearance for 47 cents each! All of the clearance items were an additional 30% off, so the grand total for a grey and white and a blue and white sweatshirt was 72 cents which included tax! Unreal.
There was so much fabric left after making the baggies (which, by the way, have already garnered countless compliments - so simple and precious!) that I had to come up with a way to use it. The comfy, cozy fabric screamed pj's to me. So a quick project turned both sweatshirts' sleeves into 2 pair of jammie pants for the littlest member of the family. Since the project took less than 30 minutes start-to-finish, I took the opportunity to photograph the steps to share with you. I hope you'll link to your pictures in the comments if you make some for yourselves!
1) First, fold the shirt in half, and line up the sleeves, one on top of the other. If your shirt is striped, make sure to line up the stripes as best as possible.
7) Leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance and using a long stitch, sew the inseam of the legs all the way from one cuff to the other.