Introduction: Dapper Dandy Suspenders {in Ten Minutes!}

These suspenders literally took me TEN MINUTES, I timed myself, that's 10 minutes to make them and to take photos for this tutorial! That's fast. They are SOOOO easy and adorable!!! 

This is what you'll need (I used "swimsuit elastic" because it's a natural color that will match khaki pants, and it's super soft!) 
measurements are for size 12 months to 2t, adjust length if you need :)

**It also works with 1" elastic-JoAnn's sells some colored elastic in the notions section
***JoAnn's is also where I purchased the vest buckles-in the notions section
****You can buy suspender clips at any fabric store, I bought my round ones on etsy. 

Step 1: Step 1

Step 1: thread one vest buckle like pictured and fold it under to hide the raw edge

Step 2:

Put your needle in the LEFT needle position and sew that baby down, be sure to back stitch at the start and end
 it will look like this (Second photo)

Step 3: Step 2

Step 2: Thread the suspender clip through the elastic and vest buckle

Step 4: Step 3

Step 3: Attach another suspender clip to the other end of the elastic by threading it through an inch or so, and folding under to hide the raw edge. Sew that down.

Now, REPEAT for the other elastic strip. Now you'll have 2 that look this this, (2nd image)

Step 5: Step 4

Step 4: Cross your elastic pieces and pin them in place, make sure they are even and sew a diamond shape to hold them together

Step 6:

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crystal.shoebottom (author)2014-09-07

What are the length of the elastics. I would like to make a set for my 3 year old, suggestions on length for those?

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emcee12 (author)2013-08-14

The suspenders are just great. Downloading the pdf does not work - oh well

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-26

Agreed! Totally adorable!

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Thanks so much!!

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doodlecraft (author)2013-03-26

Adorable! I wonder if my little guy would wear these...hmm, have to give it a go! Great tutorial! :)

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DaysLikeThis (author)doodlecraft2013-03-26

he would certainly look DAPPER!!! :)

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flavrt (author)2013-03-26

Scooped. I was going to say adorable too. Instead …

A handsome accouterment for a young gentleman.

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DaysLikeThis (author)flavrt2013-03-26

Wow, thanks! Made me smile :)

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