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Recycled Big Brother Pants

by Priscilla Martinez
(Waco, Tx)

My Little Business Man

My Little Business Man

With 5 kids, finding new ways to reuse expensive clothing is important! So My older son grew out of these "Tommy Hilfiger" pants And I found a way to recycle them for baby!

Taking the legs of the pants I traced the leg of a folded pair of baby brother pant. I also used the original hem of the pants.

Before sewing the pant legs together I added the two layers of "knee pads". I don't have an embroidery machine so I used a zigzag stitch! If I could do it again, I would make the stitches smaller. So I could ensure there wouldn't be any raw edges that come undone!

I like the brand of the pants so I cut the emblem from the back of the pants and sewed it on to the the lower ankle!

As for the Tie I just grabbed a onesie and cut 2 pieces. One for the "knot" of the tie and one for "body". And again I zig zag the raw edges. What I would do differently next time is put the tie on a long sleeve shirt, with the weather, the onesie alone is to light to wear! You can check out more of my ideas at

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Dec 24, 2009
busy from 9-5
by: Mary Mac

No one knows going green better than a mother of five. This outfit is adorable (the baby is too). It is rare to find cute ideas for boys. Thanks!

Dec 17, 2009
by: Anonymous

Cute! And the little boy is a cute too! Love the tie, I've seen similar shirts like that for $$$$ in stores. Great idea!

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