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Oh so comfy!
My friend taught me how to do this so I thought I would share it with ya'll. (=

( I guessed at the time I have 2 kids so I was off and on with it. If you use a sewing machine you could probably have it done in a half hour. )

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  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is what ya start out with. (Borring!)

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut off the sleeves. Put them off to the side you will need them later.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the collar straight across.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut all the way up right down the middle. (Make sure it's even. I just eyed it and believe me it makes a difference.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now switch the sides around to where the sleeve sides are next to each other. This is how your going to put them together. (=

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 6
    Step 6

    Lay the pieces on top of each other wrong sides facing out.Pin and sew the middle part. (where the sleeves once were, and sew.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now open it up and fold to where it looks like you have inside out pants. Pin the sides and sew up. Your almost done! Oh you might want to try on the pants first before sewing, if they are to small you will have to add extra fabric strips on the sides to make it bigger.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you will use the sleeves. Cut open at the bottom. Cut them to where they are wide enough and long enough to make your waste band. You may have to add more fabric. I did.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 9
    Step 9

    They should look like this. Sew all the pieces together and make them a circle.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 10
    Step 10

    The pants should look like this now.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin to the pants right sides facing each other and sew. The pants should be right side out now.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn the pants inside out again. and fold the waiste band down. Pin and sew. This is going to be the casing for your drawstring.

  • How to make sweatpants. Oversized T Shirt To Comfy Yoga Pants - Step 13
    Step 13

    Snip two holes in the front of your pants big enough to thread your drawstring through. (Make sure it doesn't go through both layers! I used a 1 inch wide strip of fabric. You can use whatever you have lying aroung. I also threaded the strip through the pants using a super duper big saftey pin. After you thread the draw string tada! You have pants. (=

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sandra.walker.10004
sandra.walker.10004 · Kingston, Jamaica

Ilike this

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Loretta B.
Loretta B. · Portland, Oregon

Made some super cozy pants, thanks for the ideas and tut.

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Fruity Kiwi
Fruity Kiwi · Salina, Kansas, United States · 4 projects

I wonder how you would have to adjust it if you have a ghetto booty.... lol... I love how simple it is though. Makes me laugh when I think of how long a tshirt has been around and how many people actually thought "turn the sleeve area to the inside. viola PANTS!" can't wait to try it... and "adjust it" ;-)

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MommyBell
MommyBell · bradford, arkansas, United States · 6 projects

this is awesome im fixing to cut up a bunch of shirts! @ Lynne Z i think i might be able to do this from scratch im going to try tomorrow if i get it right ill make a tut!

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Lynne Z.
Lynne Z.

can u make a tut on how to make this from scratch? i hav some rayon spandex knit that i wanna use. also do u kno what else i can make with it? thxs :)

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Lynne Z.
Lynne Z.

can u make a tut on how to make this from scratch? i hav some rayon spandex knit that i wanna use. also do u kno what else i can make with it? thxs :)

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Miss Marionette
Miss Marionette · , California, United States · 2 projects

Looks super comfy. I have to start looking for t-shirts to cut up...:0

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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · , Iowa, United States · 8 projects

so fun! i might nake another pair...

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CO + K User

LOL. Congrats. They are fun to make aren't they? (^o^)

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quirky been v.
quirky been v. · , Iowa, United States · 8 projects

THERE!! I"M DONE! i had to put in a drawstring but that means they'll fit longer!!i got it done in like i dunno bout an hourish or so!!! YAY! im wearing them rite now and omg they r SO comfy!!!

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