January 23, 2015

I’ve had this tutorial ready to go for about 2 weeks.  I’ve just been waiting on taking pictures of my little guy in them.  As you can see it didn’t go well, but I decided that we would just go ahead anyway.  Hopefully this sad, pouty face won’t dampen any enthusiasm for the variation though because I’m pretty excited about this version.  I am a little obsessed with overalls and love how this comfy Mini Hudson version came out.  I took pics along the way so that I could show you all how I did it.  That being said I only made them in a size 2T so if you make these you will want to adjust according to your desired size.


Step 1

Sew up the bottom of your pants according to the instructions for your Mini Hudson Pants.  Just don’t cut out or sew the waistband until the next step.


Step 2

You will cut out your waistband in two pieces instead of one so that there will be a seam at the top and bottom of your waistband.  To do this add the seam allowance 3/8″ to the top of the fold line and cut off the rest.  Now cut out two waistband pieces at this size.


Step 3

Now cut out your front flap according to your desired size.  Mine was 5 1/2″ wide by 6 1/2″ tall plus 3/8″ seam allowance on the bottom and 1/2″ seam allowance around the top and sides.  Fold the seam allowance on the top and sides towards the wrong side and press.


Step 4

Prepare a small pocket for the front.  Mine was 3 1/2″ wide by 3″ tall plus 1/2″ seam allowance all around.  Fold seam allowances to the wrong side, press.  Stitch along the top at a scant 1/2″.  Pin to the front of your front flap.  Edgestitch around the sides and bottom.  Stitch down the seam allowances on the top and sides of the front flap at 1/4″.


Step 5

Create your straps by cutting 4 pieces of fabric at 1 1/4″ wide and 15″ long plus 3/8″ seam allowance all around.  Put two pieces right sides together, stitch the sides up, and turn right side out.  Press.  Repeat for the other strap.


Step 6

With right sides together, stitch each of the waistband pieces into a circle.


Step 7

Take one waistband and pin the bottom of the front flap to the top of the waistband at center front with right sides together.

Flip over and pin the two straps (overlapping at a slight angle) to the top of the waistband at center back.


Step 8

Put the other waistband piece, with right side facing the right side of the other waistband, sandwiching the straps and flap in the middle.  Stitch together.


Step 9

Flip the waistband pieces down to attach the pants.  Finish the waistband according to the instructions for the Mini Hudson pants.


Step 10

Fuse small scraps of interfacing to the back of the front flap where you want to put your buttonhole.  Stitch vertical buttonholes the correct size for your desired buttons.


Step 11

Finish your straps by tucking the open ends inside the straps 1/2″.  Stitch along all edges of the straps at 1/4″.  Mark where you want your buttons and sew your buttons to your straps.


All done!

He should really be happier about these 🙂

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  • Reply Dani January 23, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    As a longtime babysitter and one of, like, 25+ first cousins, these pictures are hilarious. Kids just DGAF about your agenda. (Also, these are adorable. Now he just needs ’em in red so he can go as Pinocchio for Halloween!)

  • Reply Emilie January 23, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    That sad little face is kind of adorable.

  • Reply Liza Jane January 23, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Oh my gosh, those photos. Ha! Adorable!

  • Reply Naomi January 24, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    He looks so cute! I have a little boy too and it’s hard not to laugh at some of the tantrums, they are just so animated 🙂

  • Reply Ginger January 24, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Ahahahahaha, oh, poor sad dude! His overalls are so cute!

  • Reply Heather January 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    So cute!!

  • Reply Kati January 25, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    This is so precious! I just love the tie waist line and little shoulder straps. A girlfriend of mine recently asked me to sew something similar for her baby’s one-year photos. I will have to show her yours and see what she thinks!

  • Reply kristin January 26, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Haha poor kid but he really is so cute! Cute variation on the hudsons, too. Em calls them her “cozy pants” and wears them ALL THE TIME. I want to make some for the baby but I think a 2T would be pretty huge on him at this point.

  • Reply Kat @ House of Lane January 26, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Omg that is the cutest pattern hack I’ve ever seen!

  • Reply Mia January 29, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Pretty tutorial. And photos too.

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