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How to get a second life out of a pair of pants? Need to give yourself a bit more room in a great pair of pants you already own? These cute tuxedo bow pants are not that difficult! Can you tell that I love upcycling and updating at the same time?


Pair of pants to upcycle
Fabric (mine was a 1950’s dress that my mother-in-law gave me for the purpose of re-using the fabric. She already had it partially deconstructed). 1 yard fabric (if you are buying new)
Sewing machine
Seam ripper
Hook & eye (optional)
5″ of elastic, width of 1/2″ or 1″ (also optional)

For step-by-step written instructions, please see my Instructables Tutorial:

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