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How To Upcycle Clothing For Kids

Learn how to upcycle clothing for kids using adult clothing found thrifting. There are upcycling tutorials for boys, girls, and babies.

It is wonderful to share upcycling tips and tutorials with you! I love sharing my passion of sewing and upcycling. It’s such an amazing feeling to turn something unwanted into something useful.

I love upcycling because it saves time, it saves money, it helps save the environment, and it saves memories.

How To Upcycle Clothing For Kids


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.

I love upcycling because it saves time, money, memories, and the environment. It saves times since you can reuse details. It saves money since you are using what you already have. It saves memories because you can do something with a loved ones clothing. It saves the environment by keeping fabric out of landfills.

what is a pdf sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

how do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

How to Upcycle for Kids

I love upcycling because it saves time, it saves money, it helps save the environment, and it saves memories. Learn how to upcycle for kids clothing and accessories!

Upcycle Tutorials for Boys

Upcycle Tutorials for Girls

Upcycle Tutorials for Babies

Free Sewing Patterns List

free sewing patterns

Thanks to all the free pattern designers for letting us use and share their patterns!

Disclosure: Most of these are not my patterns, and I don’t claim any rights to them. They are kindly offered for free by the different pattern designers. The pattern and tutorial must be obtained on the pattern designers’ site.

If you upcycle clothing using one of these tutorials, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

How To Upcycle: Sewing Tutorials

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Thanks for all these. With a very active toddler (almost 2 but growing like a weed, my little growing bean hehe) I can barely keep her in clothes half the time. This will keep me busy for a while.

You two did a great job!!

Great series Heather!