Hey everyone! This tutorial will take you through how to make an Overalls Jumpsuit from Scratch. I used an old duvet cover (100% cotton) to make this. No pattern needed and it's beginner friendly! If you're ready to sew with me, let's get into it!
Refashion Duvet Cover Into an Overalls Jumpsuit
I folded my fabric so that I have enough for a 13" width. The length is 44", I'm making use of the entire length
Then I marked 3 inches inwards at the top of the folded edge
Then marked 5inches inwards from the other end
Then I measured from where the jumpsuit will sit on my chest to my crotch, mine is 22inches. Then I marked that on the folded edge
Then I connected the 3 inches measurement at the top to the crotch measurement. Making sure to curve the crotch area.
On the non folded edge, I marked 11 inches downwards
Then connected that in a straight line to the 5inches mark I did earlier
Moving to the bottom part of the jumpsuit - I marked 5 inches inwards from the folded edge
Then I connected the 5 inches mark to the tip of the crotch area. This is the final step for the front piece
Then I proceeded to cutting out my front pattern
For the back pattern, the width is different by half an inch - to allow extra half an inch for the back crotch area. The length is the same.
This is what I did for the back pattern
- At the top, on the folded edge I marked in 3.5 inches
- Then I marked crotch measurement which is 22 inches
- Then I connected the two measurements just like the front piece
Then I marked 6 inches inwards from the non-folded edge
Then I marked 11 inches downwards and connected this to the 6inches point.
At the bottom, I make 5.5 inches inwards from the folded edge and connected this to the crotch - just like I did for the front piece. After this, then I cut out the back pattern,
Once I finished cutting the patterns, I then pinned the jumpsuit pieces from the top to the crotch and then sew. Repeat for the second piece.
Then I opened up the pieces and hemmed the pinafore area of the jumpsuit- both front and back
Then I added a pocket to the front piece
Then I pinned the front and pack piece together, at the side seams and the crotch. Then I sewed everything together.
Then I hemmed the legs and attached straps.
Straps are 15 inches long
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have been inspired to turn an old piece of fabric into something fabulous and useful. Feel free to ask questions in the comments below and let me know how you get on trying to make yours
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KimofCoventry on Jun 18, 2021
I work at a university and they forever throw perfectly useful goods out! I usually gather what I see and donate. Recently, I found a great duvet with pillow case, in a great print. Like new! I brought it home hoping to use the fabric. Now I know what for! I hope I can accomplish it.