Easy and Quick Toddler Training Pants Tutorial Using Fold Over Elastic

 How to Make Toddler Training Pants using Fold Over Elastic
Lou has been using the potty!

I’m so proud of her. She is doing a great job but sometimes she is still having accidents. That is understandable because she isn’t even 2 yet. It’s hard to find thick, soft training pants so I have made her some in the past. The ones I have made her were really really thick for when she first started learning. They were basically designed like a cloth diaper that would hold in all liquids. They worked really well but now we are past that point and ready to move into something with less bulk.
So I made her these cute little training pants this past week. 

I first made my pattern. I couldn’t find my old pattern so I traced a pair of pants that fit her well and found out that they were the same size as a sheet of construction paper. So to recreate this pattern I could fold a piece of paper in half and use the edge of a plate to create a curve for their legs. Seems too easy but it worked for me. I then took some new flannel receiving blankets and folded them in half. I placed the bottom of the pants on the fold. This makes no seam to irritate her on the bottom. Then fold the cloth to where the top is in the inside and sew down each side from waist band to top of the leg opening and then turn them.

I just made these one layer thick but if you wanted to do two layers it would work too. Just cut two and after sewing the sides together place them with their top sides facing each other on the inside and sew around leaving a small opening to turn. Then you have two layers.

I tried three different methods of adding the fold over elastic but this is the one I liked best. I held the elastic on the edge of my fabric with the top of the elastic touching the top of the fabric. I slighting stretched the elastic as I used a zigzag stitch to sew around the whole thing and then flipped the elastic up. Don’t hold it too tight because you don’t want it to cut into the little one’s skin.



I ended up making 6 pairs of training pants as I tested the various methods of adding the elastic.
I tried folding the elastic over the edge, sewing it directly on top and then the above method. It took about a half hour to make all six, so each pair didn’t take long at all. I am planing another six. Each receiving blanket should yield 3 pairs of single layer training pants.

I have a giveaway going on right now that includes some rainbow chevron fold over elastic!!



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This Post was written by Becka M.

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8 thoughts on “Easy and Quick Toddler Training Pants Tutorial Using Fold Over Elastic

  1. I had to stop by and check out the bad-ass blogger! I love that you make your own training pants! What a great idea. I think I need to pass this on!

  2. You are amazing! You make your own training pants?!! That’s awesome and they are super cute!!! Wish I knew how to see!

  3. You’re so crafty! I love that these are handmade. It’s awesome! BTW I have not visited you in a while. I am really digging your new look!

  4. they are so cute! My kids may be a bit older for these but it gave me an idea! you are seriously the Lord of the craft! LOL

  5. These are cute! You are so creative. I always look forward to seeing what you’ve created. Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

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