22 Pants Upcycle and Refashion Tutorials
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Get inspired with all these pants upcycle and refashion tutorials! It’s a way to turn your pants into something great with these sewing projects!
When I had the idea to put together a list of pants upcycle and refashion tutorials I was worried I wouldn’t find very many. I know I refashion pants all the time, but I didn’t know if other people refashioned pants too.
Well, I was wrong because you can choose one of these many there are lots and lots of pants refashion tutorials out there and here are just fourteen.
What is refashioning?
Refashioning is to fashion clothing again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing clothing to fit different or to look different, but the majority of the item stays the same.
What is upcycling?
Upcycling is to reuse material to create something better than the original. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing adult clothing into clothing for children or I’m sewing clothing into an accessory or house item.
Do you love to refashion? Check out these lists of refashion ideas! There’s something for everyone!
- T-shirt refashion and upcycle tutorials
- How to alter jeans
- Dress refashion tutorials
- Button up shirt refashion tutorials
- Sweatshirt Hacks and Refashions
- Sweater refashion and upcycle tutorials
- Coat refashion projects
- Ideas to upcycle jeans
Pants Upcycle and Refashion Tutorials
DIY Water Bottle Dog Toy + Free Pattern
Learn how to make a DIY water bottle dog toy with a free sewing pattern! The crinkly sound is fun for dogs, and the bottle is easily replaced!
KID PANTS UPCYCLE AND REFASHION TUTORIALS
Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Sewing Pattern!
Use the hem or pocket of a pair of pants, and turn it into baby shoes! These baby shoes are fast and easy, but they do require a hem.
How to Cut Pants into Shorts
Learn how to cut pants into shorts for the summer heat. This easy sewing alteration is a great way to give pants or jeans new life!
How to Upcycle Basketball Shorts
Learn how to upcycle adult basketball shorts into basketball shorts for children. Use an upcycled shorts sewing pattern for a quick sew!
How to Upcycle a Swimming Suit
This is slightly different but you can upcycle adult swim trunks into the perfect swim trunks for kids and babies!
Free Baby Shorts Sewing Pattern + Bloomers
Use the hem from a pair of pants or shorts to make baby shorts! Get the free pattern in a couple of baby sizes!
How to Upcycle Cargo Pants
This is a great refashion for boys. Use an adult pair of cargo pants and turn them into little boy cargo pants! They love having all those pockets!
Upcycled Jeans Fabric Basket
Learn how to make an upcycled jeans fabric basket using the hems cut off of jeans. These small diy fabric baskets are perfect for organizing drawers!
Upcycled DIY Water Bottle Holder
Learn how to make a DIY water bottle holder by upcycling a pair of pants. Reuse the hem for quicker sewing for this easy, summer sewing project!
Upcycled DIY Bike Bag
Learn how to make a DIY bike bag by upcycling the leg of a pair of pants. This sewing project is quick and easy, and it holds all the essentials on your bike!
How to Make Knickerbockers
If your kids pants are too short than turn them into knickerbockers! I love the look of knickerbockers, and this is a really easy tutorial!
Reconstructed Boy Pants: DIY
If your kids pants are too short, but you need them to be long for warmth then this is a great tutorial for you. You cut off the hem and add some other fabric to get a fun colorblocked look.
Slim Slacks for Boys Refashion
Use a pair of men's dress pants and turn them into slim dress pants for little boys!
Gold Heart Knee Patches
If the knees of your kids pants are stained or ripped then this simple tutorial is for you! Add some fun knee patches to make them look like new again!
WOMEN PANTS UPCYCLE AND REFASHION TUTORIALS
How to Upcycle Jeans Into a Tote Bag
Learn how to upcycle jeans into a tote bag. This beginner sewing project is a quick and easy bag to sew, and it already has pockets!
How to Hem Shorts with a Cuff
Learn how to hem shorts with a cuff for a casual and fun look. This sewing tutorial requires minimal sewing and can be done by hand.
Pajama Pants Refashion Tutorial
Pajama pants come in really fun prints and patterns so you can use them to make a simple woven top. I did have to use a sewing pattern to get the shape of the top right, but it was worth it!
TUTORIAL: Adding Cuffs to Pajama Pants
Learn how to add cuffs to pajama pants to make them more like joggers and to add a little bit of length!
Polka Dot Pants Refashion (Tutorial)
Update some pants you already have in your wardrobe with this fun and easy refashion tutorial!
Elastic Hem Pants Tutorial
The woven jogger trend is still going strong and you can easily make your own with this pants tutorial!
DIY Metallic pants tutorial
With just some paint you can make your own metallic pants! How stunning would these be at a holiday party?!
DIY Jogger pants step by step refashion tutorial
Update those old sweatpants into trendy joggers with this refashion tutorial. This is one of the simplest updates you can do and the result is great!
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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