TUTORIAL–gray, white, yellow, and Owen

These are some of my favorite pants to make.
They have a secret surprise….
Knee Pads!
You’ve seen these before when Owen was a babe. But the tutorial was one of my first blogging endeavors, 3 years ago. So I gave it a facelift–with updated photos, more concise info, and “grown-up” Owen looks.
I’ve also included some tips for enlarging (or shrinking) the Kid Pants pattern.

It’s the new and improved:
Just one more installment in the Kid Pants Series–for boys and girls:

I first got the idea when baby Owen learned to crawl. His pants were always dirty in the knee and on the verge of holes.
There had to be a better way.

Duh!
Add some knee pads.
I never grow tired of how cute the pads look, contrasted against the fabric. And the pants are always more durable (and way more fun) because of it.

Proof:
(Owen and his robot dance)
Ready to sew?
Let’s get started.

You’ll find the complete updated tutorial HERE (and in the Tutorials tab at the top of the blog). It’s in the same spot at the old tutorial, so if you’ve linked or bookmarked it in the past–no worries! It’s still there, just improved:

Throw the pants together with some basic shirts and you’ve got a sensible, styling outfit for school or church:
Try them on your model and let him work the camera.

(fake smile for mom)
(the budding actor)
(there’s the Owen I know)
Enjoy your pants!

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