Thrift Flip: Flannel into Jumpsuit

 

Hi Loves! I love thrifting, and on a recent thrift shop trip I’ve decided to show a new find of mine, an oversized flannel. I purchased the flannel and decided to turn it into something amazing! A jumpsuit! Today I’ll show you how to make your own, enjoy! 🙂

Items to Purchase

-A Large Mens flannel (check a local thrift store)

-sewing machine/hand sew needle and thread

-fabric sissors

-seam ripper (optional)

-elastic

-serger (not required, like actually)

Step 1: Cut Off Sleeves and Collar

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Shown above, I show what parts of the shirt to cut. I flipped the shirt inside out and used a seam ripper to remove the stitching to give it a cleaner edge. You can just cut if you would like, or take your scissors and cut the thread in several spots to give it the same effect as a seam ripper. Remember: Do not throw away! You will be using this later.

Step 2: Making Skirt of Jumpsuit

Make sure the top of the skirt fits around your waist while being buttoned, if you need it larger you can cut farther around. To finish off the edge, I surged it, you can also fold up a small edge and sew. These are both optional, but you do not need to do that if you don’t want to.

Step 3: Add a Elastic Wasteband

Fold over a top thick enough to have elastic going through then sew.  Measure your waste, cut elastic, then add a safety pin to each end to make easier to slip through the loop. Once slipped through, sew elastic edges together. If you are confused, here is a video tutorial.

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Step 4: Add a Top

Use one sleeve (Told you not to throw it away) and ditch-attach the threads similar to what we did earlier. Cut it out to fit as a top (look at picture below for an idea), I also folded over and sewed the edges to give it a clean look. Then sew the top to the inside seam.

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Step 5: Finish With the Straps

I used the other sleeve trimmed it in half and used it as straps. It wasn’t long enough to reach the back, that i used part of the collar to secure it. I sewed it together. To secure it better, on the sewing machine move forwards and backwards multiple times. Also, sew inside the jumpsuit, not the outside.

5 steps, and we are done!

 

Thank you for reading lovlies! I am so proud of the turnout and I’m sure you are to. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment or message me on instagram. Thank you for reading and make sure to subscribe to my blog by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

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xoxo,

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