I don't know about you, but I am a little bit ADD when it comes to my creativity. When an idea pops into my head, I will immediately go search for fabrics and have them out and start cutting, but then another idea would pop into my head and I start the process again, so I end up having a few WIPs (work in progress) lying around. This was one of them.
September of last year, I started cutting out some old military waterproof pants, and then I stopped. Then when Mother's Day approaching so quickly, I dug it out and started working on it again.
Using a pair of hubby's cargo pants, I cut the legs off at the knees.
Separated at the crotch
Turn it inside out (or outside in, whatever haha), then sewed the sides shut (matching crotch to crotch), making it into a square (somewhat like a square, it does not really matter much if it is precise)
Box corner it
Sew straps to it. I used an old belt that was hardly used
Prepare the military pants just like the cargo pants
I made a Velcro closure for both pieces. Sew Velcro Hook side onto the waterproof pants' right side. The hook part is the rough part whereas the loop is the fuzzy part.
Then you will need to make a strap. sew a hook part on one side of the strap and loop part on the other
Sew the strap together, so one side is hook, one side is loop
Sew the strap onto the waterproof pants, opposite of the hook side like so.
See how it will close? So make sure you have the right parts together.
Then do the same to the cargo pants. Sew Velcro loop part onto the cargo pants, right side.
Now, you are ready to sew everything together. Sew cargo pants and military pants, wrong sides together
This is great for grocery shopping where mom can put produce inside with the waterproof bag so any water or juices won't leak out
If mom were to use it when it is raining, have the waterproof part on the outside to protect whatever is inside.