How to Make Ruffle Pants for Toddlers (A DIY Tutorial)

by | Jan 23, 2014 | Baby, Toddler & Children's Clothing, DIY & Crafts

Good Day fellow crafters,

30° is our high for today.

Now that is FREEZING for a girl who shivers at 65°….why Texas why must you tease us with nice weather one day & keep us locked inside the next!

Well since I spent all day inside what better way to spend it than by playing & snuggling with my daughter? Annnnd play dress up by sewing new outfits!!!

YEAY!

DIY toddler Ruffle Pant

Right now I just love the ruffle pant look! My mother’s shop sells the brand Mud Pie & their pants are just so precious! I also like the giggle moon pants…ahh adorable!

Well today I wanted to make a pair & have decided to share with you how it’s done!! Now I am nowhere near seamstress status, but I do enjoy sewing…so please don’t feel intimidated by this pattern, I promise you it’s easy peasy!

oh &&& brace yourself for pictures! I couldn’t help it!!

DIY toddler Ruffle Pant
DIY Toddler Ruffle Pants
An adorable DIY ruffle pant tutorial for toddlers.
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Ingredients
  1. Fabric (amount varies depending on age of child)
  2. 1 pair of pants your child can currently wear
  3. sewing machine
  4. Thick ribbon (for belt)
Instructions
  1. Fold fabric so that there are two folds & four cutted ends. Place pants near the fold & cut around the pant making the legs a tad bit shorter. . You can choose to make thicker legs or normal (I chose normal in this tutorial). *Make sure you don’t cut the folded part* Cut side is on the left side of the picture below & folded is on the right side. {Old Mud Pie pants. (Noticed how I made them longer…I ended up trimming them a bit later on)}
  2. Next cut two long strips for the ruffle, you want the longest part to be double your leg width on the main cut. (20inches for me) & make the height about 5 inches. Waist band is about an inch shorter than your waist width on the main cut and also 5 inches tall.
  3. Now for the sewing!! Grap your main cut & flip on piece so that both the wrong sides are facing out. Pin your cut & start sewing…only sew the side to the butt! As you can see where my pins start and end you should follow that line.
  4. Now refold your main cut to resemble pants. 😀 Pin down the legs & start to sew. Make sure to sew one line (leg, crotch area to other leg)
  5. Grab your waist band cut & sew together making a big circle. Fold in half and pin to waist part of main cut. Sew together.
  6. Hem your ruffle cuts, then using the longest stitch on your sewing machine, sew about 1/4- 1/2 from the end & then ruffle your fabric. next sew together wrong side out so that your ruffle is now ready to go on the leg.
  7. Now grab your pants & turn them right side out, grab your ruffle, leaving it wrong side out, and pull it over your leg…pin it & sew it! *Look at the picture and make sure your ruffle is facing the same way, you want to flip it down once your sewing is complete.
  8. Make sure to go back serge all your ends to make stronger. Then that’s it, dress your little one & take lots of pictures!! I tied a thick ribbon as a belt & it turned out pretty cute!!
Notes
  1. See images below for a clearer "picture" of the tutorial. (Pun intended...ha!)
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1. Fold fabric so that there are two folds & four cutted ends. Place pants near the fold & cut around the pant making the legs a tad bit shorter. You can choose to make thicker legs or normal (I chose normal in this tutorial). *Make sure you don’t cut the folded part* Cut side is on the left side of the picture below & folded is on the right side. Noticed how I made them longer…I ended up trimming them a bit later on
DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

2. Next cut two long strips for the ruffle, you want the longest part to be double your leg width on the main cut.  (20inches for me) & make the height about 5 inches. Waist band is about an inch shorter than your waist width on the main cut and also 5 inches tall.

 

DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

3. Now for the sewing!! Grap your main cut & flip on piece so that both the wrong sides are facing out. Pin your cut & start sewing…only sew the side to the butt! As you can see where my pins start and end you should follow that line. 

 

DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

4. Now refold your main cut to resemble pants. 😀 Pin down the legs & start to sew. Make sure to sew one line  (leg, crotch area to other leg)

 

DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

5. Grab your waist band cut & sew together making a big circle. Fold in half and pin to waist part of main cut. Sew together.

 

DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

6. Hem your ruffle cuts, then using the longest stitch on your sewing machine, sew about 1/4- 1/2 from the end & then ruffle your fabric. next sew together wrong side out so that your ruffle is now ready to go on the leg.

7. Now grab your pants & turn them right side out, grab your ruffle, leaving it wrong side out, and pull it over your leg…pin it & sew it! *Look at the picture and make sure your ruffle is facing the same way, you want to flip it down once your sewing is complete.

8. Make sure to go back serge all your ends to make stronger. Then that’s it, dress your little one & take lots of pictures!!  I tied a thick ribbon as a belt & it turned out pretty cute!!

DIY Ruffle Pant - Toddlers

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Written By: Ashleigh Nicole

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