Men’s Sweater to Kids Clothes DIY

1)  Dig through husband’s unworn clothing stash and claim stake on a non-scratchy sweater.

2)  Cut the arms off the sweater and cut down top of the inner seams about 8 inches.

3)  Turn the sleeves inside out and sew together along the seams.  Fold down and sew the waistband to form an elastic casing.

4)  Watch husband weird it out in semi-sleeveless sweater.

5)  Cut off the bottom half of the sweater to repurpose into a girl’s skirt.  Create an elastic waist, as seen on the toddler pants.
6)  Make a simple bow tie and head band.  Voila, new clothes!


  1. My favorite part is watching the husband weird it out ;). GREAT project. I wish I were half as crafty as you.

  2. Husband weirding is awesome. There is A LOT of that going on around here! xx – M

  3. Great way to recycle your stuff and I am sure they loved wearing something of their dads.
    Cool idea.

  4. HAHA love that photo of your hubby sporting the short-sleeve sweater. This is such a good idea…now I just need to learn how to sew!

  5. Those two last photos are so cute! 🙂

  6. these are AWESOME!!! the pants are such a good idea- my baby girl needs some cozy ones and my hubs has a million sweaters like this never worn! yay!

  7. What a great idea! I just don't have the patience to do things like this…lol! You are a talented young lady Monica and I love to see the things you come up with! 🙂

  8. I loved this article. I visit your blog quite frequently
    and you are always producing some great stuff!

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