Upcycled Tablecloth Chi-Town Chinos

This is my third (and brightest!) pair of Chi Town Chinos pants. To say I love this pattern by Alina Design Co would be an understatement! It’s my go-to for a perfect lower waist trouser style pant. 

These I decide to make when a RTW pair in a similar color I had got really worn out. I was sad to see them go, so I had to make a replacement. 

I got this yellow canvas like cotton fabric from Well Fibre on Instagram. It was actually a table cloth! It’s a little more yellow and less mustard than my other pants were but I don’t mind. The fabric is nice and sturdy but still breathable. The tablecloth had a really cool border detail that I wanted to incorporate into the hem, but I wasn’t sure about where I’d want the length so I had to skip it. 

I’ve already made all the necessary adjustments I needed to this pattern so it was really quick to just cut and sew it up without worrying about fit. I love that about the tried and true patterns. If you are interested in fit adjustments I’ve made to this pattern check out this post.  

I did my usual permenant cuffed hem, which you can see a tutorial for here. I also chose the welt pockets instead of the patch option on this pair. On the inside I of course had to have some fun pocket lining. Over all I’m quite happy with how they turned out. 

See them in motion along with a closer peek at the inside details here:

Just a short and sweet one today since I’ve made this pattern before. 

Happy Sewing!

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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 13, 2021

    Love it!

  • April April on Jan 14, 2021

    Repurposing textiles is an economical & eco-friendly solution for many projects & we can always look there first. In this case, I understand that you were looking for a specific shade of yellow to replace your well-loved/well-worn former pair, but maybe a local thrift store would’ve had a similar colored tablecloth?

    We could avoid so much waste by shopping second-hand (in general), especially as a source for fabrics. I bought a 96”x56” tablecloth at Goodwill last week for $2.99 which I’m going to cut into 15 fabric napkins this afternoon. 15! They will be 18”x18.” For $2.99, I say again. You can’t beat that price, even with your Hobby Lobby coupon, But—more importantly—it’s a step toward less waste. Win/win!

    (Actually, Triple Win: These fabric napkins are replacing the gazillion rolls of paper towels &/or paper napkins we once used at every meal).

    Thanks for sharing and showing people that cute things CAN be made out of unexpected textiles. Be well!

    • Amy Nicole Studio Amy Nicole Studio on Jan 21, 2021

      Hi! Well Fibre is actually a second hand shop on instagram. She releases a new selection of vintage, second hand, and deadstock fabrics every friday! So yes, the table cloth was second hand :)