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20 Repurposed Kids Clothes Patterns {sew}

My inbox is completely full with darling repurposed kids clothes and free patterns to sew!  Thank you so much for all your submitted sewing patterns, these are amazing.



1.  T-Shirt Refashion: Ruffle Skirt Tutorial – A tutorial to turn a t-shirt into a cute toddler’s ruffle skirt!

Repurposed Kids Clothes

2.  Repurposed Girl’s Shirt to a Toddler Dress – How to use an entire Girls’ Shirt to make a Toddler Dress and Legwarmers.
3.  Outgrown Baby Clothes Repurpose – How to revamp outgrown baby clothes into wearable items.
4.  How to Make Baby/Toddler Pants out of a T-shirt – How to repurpose a t-shirt into a pair of pants for a baby or toddler.

Kids Clothes

Kids Clothes

5.  DIY Handtowel Apron Pattern – learn how to make an apron from a dishtowel and a potholder.
6.  Easy Baby/Toddler Ties – Make a matching baby and toddler (or just one) ties out of an old tie of Dads.
7.  Easy Baby Legwarmers Tutorial – Make your own baby legwarmers in 3 easy steps and 20 minutes or less.

Kids Clothes Patterns

8.  The 45-Minute T-shirt makeover – turn a plain boys shirt into something fun.



9.  Kids Tank Top Dress – I took an old tank top and made it into a dress fro my daughter to wear.
10.  A Little Tee- Shirt LOVE – Add some months to your kids’ out-grown tee shirts by adding a ruffle and some embellishments, just in time for Valentines Day!
11.  Quick Bubble Re do – Using children’s clothes longer by making a quick alteration
12.  Argyle Applique Tutorial – Step by step photo tutorial for an Argyle design.

Onsie to Baby Cami

13.  Onsie to Baby Cami – Christie turned a regular onsie into a more fashion-friendly cover up.



14.  How to Sew a Baby Bib – Turn your husbands old shirts into bibs for your baby!
15.  Fleece Monkey Hat pattern and tutorial –  Step by step instructions on how to make a cute monkey beanie for your little one!
16.  Earflap Beanie – Transform an old t shirt into a manly earflap beanie for your little man or a ruffly beanie for your little girl. Perfect for an evening stroll in the Spring.
17.  Ruffle Headband Tutorial – Turn an old t shirt into a super cute, quick and easy ruffle headband. Perfect for kids and adults.

Kids Sewing Patterns

18.  Tutorial: Oh So Sweet! Child’s Bandana Apron – How to make a bandana apron for your child and their doll.
19.  Cute Bean Bags from Worn Out Socks – The fun sock bean bag patterns make me oh so happy and the recycling is a total bonus!
20.  Ruffled flip flop straps – Make ruffled looking back straps for your kids run away flip flops.

More Sewing Tutorials from Tip Junkie:

Thanks Ladies!  These free patterns are amazing.  Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button.  You earned it!  {{high fives}}

Do you have a sewing tutorial on your blog? Feel free to share it with us! Simply leave the link to it in the comments or upload a photo to the Tip Junkie Facebook page. I adore hearing from you. {{wink}}

Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. Staci Johnson

    Laurie! Thanks so much for featuring my LOVE tee-shirts! You made my night:)
    Have a great week!

  2. Mareeyah

    Oh, those little leg warmers look so cute on the models! The little necktie too.

  3. Michelle

    Thank you so much for featuring my tank top dress!!

  4. angie

    Oh I love this! Re-purposing projects are my absolute favorite for so many reasons!!

  5. Jennifer

    Thank you for featuring my Argyle shirt!

  6. Jaclyn Baumann

    Thanks for the feature!
    I can’t wait to share with my little baking assistant!

  7. Kathleen B

    Thanks for the really great ideas!

  8. Polly @ Helping Little Hands

    Thanks so much for featuring my ties! I’m actually on the hunt for one at the thrift store today to make a new one for my son.

  9. Christie

    Thanks so much for linking to me! I enjoy all the projects you post! Thanks for all your hard work finding them!

  10. Jase

    Hey neat blog, im trying to start up my own blog on childrens clothing, i got some really valuble information from you site. Thanks, any advice on my blog would be much appreciated, check me out if you want.

  11. Marjorie Goll

    HELP!!!! I am in need of a pattern for a plain shirt for a girl. One that could use a zipper instead of buttons, with a traditional collar, long sleeves. ASAP. None of the pattern books at the fabric shop had any. Please check your supplies of older patterns. Thanks so much..my 10 yr old Great-Granddaughter is into horses and she wants special shirt.

  12. Feby Scott

    Cool designs but I like those that are more trendy. Something that would made them stand out from others.
    Seeing my babies wear adult designed clothes made them look more interesting. Specifically those rock baby clothes.

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    This bog is very creative. I cant imagine that I can do more with the old clothes of my kids from this idea of refashioning.

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    Refashioning is great idea. Because there’s a lot that we can do from our old clothes. We can do personalized outfit for our kids.

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    the concept was unique but indeed artistic as well .. very colorful and fun fabrics..

  16. Stuart Rubenstein

    Your concept is very creative!! I think all of the clothing posted here is very cute!!


  17. Brittany

    I always like taking pictures with kids. They had this expression that so innocent and they are also a natural born model. 😀

  18. Bethany

    On my blog I re-purpose a toddler coat into an American doll (18″ doll) outfit. Check it out! 🙂

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    Your concept is very creative!! I think all of the clothing posted here is very cute!!

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    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! really nice post.

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    thanks it’s a nice idea i’m so excited to begin one like it

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    very good , every dress is looking beautiful and i like it ,its very useful for Childrens
    and what a colour combination ,

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    I’m going to try it Thank you

  25. Shenuel Smith

    Aww They’re sooo cute .
    Im gonna try this steps for my baby boy ..
    They’re more likly appear to me as wonderful designer accessories 🙂

  26. Christina

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this site! I took an old dish cloth and a white onsie and made a skirt and design on the onesie, thats before I found this site, now I can do much much more so Thank you 🙂

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