How to Make a Jumpsuit in 3 Easy Steps

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Hey, guys! If you know me, you know that I absolutely adore jumpsuits and playsuits, so today I’m going to show you how to make a jumpsuit.

After this tutorial, you’ll know how to create your own jumpsuit nearly instantly and all you need is a dress that has a great top or bodice on it and a pair of comfy lounge pants. Let’s dive right in!

Tools and materials:

  • Dress
  • Lounge pants
  • Scissors or seam ripper
  • Sewing machine
Checking the top and pants fit at the waist

1. Ensure the top and pants fit at the waist 

The very first thing you want to do before you start cutting and stitching is to put your dress on top of your lounge pants. This is a really quick and easy way to make sure the rise of your lounge pants is high enough so your waistband meets the bottom of your top once we remove the skirt of the dress.

You don’t want to skip this step because if your top is much shorter, then you’ll need to add a band of fabric. If your lounge pants are too high, you’ll need to measure and figure out exactly how much you need to chop off the bottom so everything fits nicely and comfortably.

Removing the top of the dress

2. Remove the top of the dress

Next, you need to remove the top of the dress from the skirt of the dress. You can do this with some scissors or you can use a seam ripper to pick out the stitches carefully. 

Stitching the top to the lounge pants

3. Stitch the top to the lounge pants

Place your top over the top of the lounge pants with the right sides facing. So, your top should be inside out and your pants should be right side out so the right sides are facing when you put them together. The top of your lounge pants should be lined up with the bottom of the top. Also, make sure the side seams are lined up as well. 

Stiching the garments together

Sew together with a tight wide zigzag stitch. Make sure to stretch the fabric as you stitch so the elastic will have the stretch it needs to get it on and off of your body. 

Stitching the garments together

After it’s stitched together, flip the garment right side out and do a top stitch all the way around. This helps make the elastic and the top lay nice and flat. Otherwise, it has a tendency to bunch up with the elastic.

How to make a jumpsuit

Here’s the finished homemade jumpsuit! These look so amazing, especially with a belt, and I’m definitely going to be making more jumpsuits with crochet tops.

Are you going to turn your own dress into a jumpsuit? Have you made something similar? Let me know down below!

Suggested materials:
  • Dress
  • Lounge pants
  • Scissors or seam ripper
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