Sunday, September 23, 2012

reversible baby pants

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds
I saw the challenge on Craft Buds to make something from a craft book and it inspired me to finally make the adorable quick change trousers from Anna Maria Horner's book "Handmade Beginnings".

I've made two other projects from her book (the dad bag and a diaper bag for me).  I though some cute pants would be a great baby gift.  I seem to always default to making people baby quilts for their new arrivals and I thought I would try something different (as well as less time consuming!).

My friend knows that she is having a girl, so I thought I'd make some nice pants that would be girly without being pink (I hate pink actually).

I think they turned out pretty cute!  The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The trickiest part was sewing the elastic in at the end. Other than that I would say it is a great pattern for a confident beginner to tackle.
Back of both inside and outside has a little yellow patch
Front doesn't have the butt patch, but you can see how the inside cuffs add a nice touch.

Of course these will be much more adorable with a baby in them. I can't wait to meet her!


  1. That is so fun! I just saw someone else made this project, too--they look adorable! Thanks for linking up to Craft Book Month!

  2. so cute! I don't have a little one to make these for :0( my babies are all grown up!