Hello DIY‘ers! After a looooong wedding weekend in Burgos, I’m ready to show you more DIY‘s! (Check out some beautiful wedding location pics on my INSTAGRAM) Today I will show you how I transformed a winter overalls (an impulse buy, without thinking) in to a much more practical summer overalls. I mention this because when I saw these overalls in the store I fell in love and bought them without thinking that these aren’t a very practical garment when you have to take 30 layers of clothing off every time you have to go to the bathroom in winter. (you can imagine what I mean, right?) Apart from this small detail, the bloody overalls had no pockets! And let’s face it, overalls that don’t have pockets to put your hands and strike an interesting pose…ARE NOT COOL! So here is a little DIY transformation: DIY overalls with pockets.
- measuring ribbon
- Chalk or marker
- Sewing Machines
1. Try on the overalls and decide how short you want then to be. Mark with a pin and chalk where you will cut, leaving a margin of 3-4 cm extra for the hem.
2. Cut off the legs of the overalls.
3. Cut two rectangles the size you want for your pockets using the leftover of the pants.
4. Cut a small curve in the top corner of each side (where you will enter your hands).
5. Sew the curve of the pockets inwards (were you will enter your hands) then place the pockets on your overalls as symmetrical as possible. Set with pins.
6. Sew along the edge of the pocket.
7. Make the hem about 3 to 4 cm and sew it.
8. Iron the overalls and you’re ready for summer!
How much better are these overalls with pockets?! They already have that cool touch that they were missing!
I hope you enjoyed this DIY technique of “patch pockets”. You can use it to make shorts or mini skirts too.