Saturday, June 7, 2008

Bandana Pants!

::Welcome to my blog! This seems to be a popular page for those searching for bandana pants. However I invite you to check out the rest of my blog too to see what else is happening and for the occasional GIveaway!::

I found this great little tutorial over here for some super fun bandana pants. I went to Hobby Lobby and found some great bandana prints to use.

I might have gone a smidge overboard on the prints, but when you have the actual child that you are going to make them for with you, narrowing it down can be a bit overwhelming. However, I am loving the chili peppers!

I decided to change it up just a bit from the tutorial itself. Once you measure, cut and unfold, I decided to sew up each leg individually like so:

Then I turned one leg right side out, placed into other leg with right sides together...

Kinda like a tube. Does that make sense? Basically, looks like one leg. Pinned it, and sewed together. You can make a reinforcement stitch here if you'd like. Then, when you turn it back out, you should have something like this:

Tada! Then I turned down the top to make a casing, stitched that up and inserted the elastic. Super easy!

Voila! Chili pepper bandana pants!

Then, I couldn't stop there.....I made more!

These are how they look on the Monkey. A little long, kinda like ankle biters or samurai style pants. He likes them a TON!

Super comfy too.

I think what I like best about these is how they make seriously great play pants. Can do double duty as lounge pants too, no worrying about getting them dirty or how hard they play. Very inexpensive and SO easy! I think I had three pairs made up within one Veggie Tales showing.

Now, I wish I could have some nifty bandana pants!


  1. Those are super cute! Did you sue a sewing machine, or hand stitch?

  2. No, definitely used the sewing machine on these! I like hand sewing and all, but prefer the machine for these type of deals. :)

  3. Those look great! Wish I sewed...

  4. Too awesome! What a great idea.

  5. Those are super cute! I may have to copy you. :)

  6. Hi- found your site through etsy & i love your stuff (the popsicle design is great)! i was wondering if you can give me some advice on some simple crafting ideas - i'd love to make some shirts for my son. Are there resources like books or websites you would recommend? thanks!

  7. those are hilarious and SO perfect for hot summer days! do they have pink bandanas for girls? :)

  8. Hey, Jaime! I did a bandana pants search and found your blog. I took your advise and looked glad I did. Funny how birds of a feather seem to flock together. You subscribe to half the blogs I do! So glad I found you. I'm a stand up comic/mom who blogs about trying to live up to all the crafty moms like YOU! Ha! Stop by sometime...

    PS Great bandana pants!

  9. These are adorable! I posted a link to them on my sidebar today!