I’ve been neglecting making things for boys lately….so I made these little black sweatpants for my newborn nephew today. I made them with an old t-shirt and a layered freezer paper stencil. He’ll look really “tough” at 6 months old with the flames don’t you think? You can make them too…..I scanned and uploaded my flame sketch at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: I cut out two legs from a black t-shirt (you can find my t-shirt pant tutorial here).
Step 2: I cut an 8.5 x 11″ piece of freezer paper and printed my template directly onto it (make sure to print on the paper side…NOT the waxy side or you’ll have a real mess). I cut the template in half…. one flame for each leg.
Step 3: I cut out the large flame from each piece of paper (save the inside flame for later)…..
Step 4: I ironed on my flame stencils to the t-shirt (read this tutorial for more info on freezer paper stenciling, and fabric paint). I ironed a piece of freezer paper underneath as well so the paint didn’t bleed through.
Step 5: I mixed a red/orange color and painted several layers onto the stencil.
Step 6: I cut out the smallest portion of the inside flame.
Step 7: Once the red/orange layer of paint was dry, I ironed the “inside” stencil directly onto the paint and larger stencil.
Step 8: I mixed a little bit of white fabric paint with yellow (to make the yellow more opaque) and painted several layers onto the “inside” stencil.
Step 9: Once all the paint was dry I peeled off the stencils and my flames were finished!
Step 10: I sewed together my t-shirt pants and added the elastic waist (see the t-shirt pant tutorial here for directions).
And put them on my new little “baby manny” that a friend gave me! He sure is frumpy.
*Copyright © 2009 by Ashley Hackshaw. All rights reserved. This applique is for personal and home use only.
Shealynn Benner says
Polka Dot Moon says
You come up with some "smokin' hot" ideas!!! Love them 🙂
Elle's Mom says
I 2nd polka dot moon!!!!
So funny, I was just cutting 4 month old boys pants too like 5 minutes ago…plus a little lap neck tee! All inspired by our new common addiction (instigated by you!) of shopping the clearance rack at Marshall's…where I will be going later today 😉
V and Co. says
Hot! You draw SO good!! I'll have to make a pair of these for my friend's little boy, Jeshua!
Lisa Renata says
LOL that new "manny" is a keeper!! Love those pants! Your nephew is going to be one cool dude! 🙂
Big brother, Little sister. says
Ashley these are great! I will sure be making some for Coops! he also wants flames on his wheelchair, but real ones apparently! lol Bron
Amie Kirk says
Love them!! I gotta try these for my little guy 🙂
Melissa [IS•LY] says
I love the toddler pants! They have B-O-Y written all over them. My nephew is turning two in a few days. I'm thinking I might be able to whip these up by then.
I'm loving the BOY ideas! I'm linking at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com
Cole's Corner says
Cute, cute, cute.
I think I'm in love… with your blog.
Lesley Valentine says
These are awesome! I've been cutting up Tony's shirts w/ flames & stuff & trying reverse applique technique to make stuff for Jack, but now I have to try the Freezer Stencil. Thank you for the motivation 🙂
OMG! This is so cute and looks very easy. I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing!
Shelly and Todd says
Niiiice. I don't know why I keep putting of the freezer paper stenciling. It looks so easy when you show us.
Ok, I'm going to do a pair for my nephew's bday but since I was a police officer and my DH is in civilian world, I'm totally doing handcuffs. LOL, feel free to draw those out for me girlie.
Love this idea!!! I posted a linkn on Craft Gossip Sewing:
sooo cute….. I love your ideas about fabric painting, I guess I have to try it now since you are so good at showing us how 🙂
SO cute!!! amazed at the making of the pants!
freezer paper is awesome, just used it tonight and I'm in love!
Cutest pants ever!!
Super cute! I'm sure they'll look adorable on your nephew!
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Mommy Bear says
Oh so cute! I will have to give it a try.
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These are adorable!! Thanks for your pants tutorial. My 18 month old needs pants for fall/winter. I'll have to see if my husband has any tshirts I can use.
Sooooo cute! See that's why we need a boy…..right now, just sooo much girly stuff (but, that's ok too!:)
I love these pants. I love the simplicity of the freezer paper stencil. I'll have to try it out on some of my future creations, it adds that little bit of individuality to plain ole pants. Thanks for the inspiration.
Whoa…these are way cool! Thanks so much! I'll be linking.
Daisy Day says
This is such a fantastic tutorial. Thank you so much. I gave it a try and loved it!! I linked your tutorial to my post. Thanks! These are so fun!
i love it.
Very nice – easy to follow, simple, and working. Thanks for the knowledge!
Taking South Park Seriously says
Can you tell me what kind of paint your using? Is it an airbrush of just paint, or what is it 😛
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