Flying squirrels from trackpants - a clothes upcycle

Another clothes upcycle for the school carnival - this time a couple of flying squirrels made from a pair of old track pants and using this great free pattern and tutorial.

The track pants were a dark grey fleece pair, with a cute pocket on the back. I didn't end up using the pocket on this project but have saved it to use in the future!

The squirrels were super easy to make thanks to a great tutorial and pattern by Abby Glassenberg guest posting for Wild Olive

I think it's simple enough for kids to make, and I'm sure my girls will want to have a go at making their own squirrels!

The squirrels turned out very cute don't you think?

And all that's left over is this: elastic, the label, that cute pocket of course and a little more of the fleecy fabric. Definitely plenty to use in future creations.

To see what else I've made from clothes so far for this year's school carnival, go here.

And for heaps more clothes upcycling ideas, you can visit the ongoing linky which now has over 600 projects linked up.

  Or check out my round ups of what to make from clothes item by item here.



  1. What a great idea, Jill. They'd be so soft. Pinning.

    1. Thanks Pam. Yes they are lovely and soft. My younger daughter tried hard to schnaffle these ones!

  2. These turned out adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. You make the cutest things. I also love all the zippered pouches and little notebook/pen holders you are making. I look at all my clothes in a very different way now :-)


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