Grow-with-me Baby Harem Pants [Pattern-for-pennies and tutorial]

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I mentioned the other day that there was a pattern release coming, well here it is!

Our popular grow-with-me harem pants pattern, P is for Pirate pants, is now available in a newborn to 6 months size and it’s available for pennies! (if your little is bigger than 6 months, check out our P is for Pirate Pants pattern, it is a one-size grow-with-me pattern that fits from around 6 months to four years-ish)

Free Baby Harem Pants Pattern

I sewedย these little samples up with the hand printed fabrics that I made last week and I love how they turned out.

Grow-with-me baby harem pants

OK, enough prattle, let’s get to it!

You will need:

  • Grow-with-me baby harem pants pattern (NB to 6 months).

Click here to grab the pattern for $0.99 AUD (that is around $0.65 USD).

  • 1/4ย a meter of knit fabric (Cuffs and waistband need to be a blend with some lycra, spandex, or elastane so the pants will stay up. The rest of the pants can be any knit you like, great for up-cycling t-shirts and things ๐Ÿ™‚

Sew the centre front and back seams

To start, lay the pants pieces right sides facing and sew the center back and front seams.

Sew the crotch seam

Then rearrange the pants so they look like the pic above and sew the crotch seam.

Sew the waistband

For the waistband, fold it right sides facing, with the stretch of the fabric running crosswise and sew as shown.

Sew the cuffs

Do the same with the cuffs.

Fold the cuffs so the seam is in the middle

Fold one cuff back on itself so that the seam is in the middle.

Sew cuff to pants ankle

With the pants still inside out, insert the cuff into the ankle of the pants lining up the raw edges and sew, gently stretching the cuff to fit the pants ankle.

Repeat this process with the other cuff and the waistband.

Completed free baby pants pattern

Turn right side out, and then your done. Super quick and easy right?

Fold the cuffs and waistband down for a newborn, and adjust the length as they get older.

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If you make some baby pirate pants, be sure to grab some pics and hashtag them #SEW4BUB I would love to see your creations!

As always, thanks for reading.

Liz xx

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109 thoughts on “Grow-with-me Baby Harem Pants [Pattern-for-pennies and tutorial]

  1. Thank you for being so generous with your patterns. I am a grandmother of 9 grandchildren (one has gone to Heaven and one on the way) on a fixed income, my new grand-daughter coming will love these! So will my 7 month old, 3 & 5 year olds!! Blessings your way..

  2. Many thanks! Generous with patterns & intellectual property, as well. God bless you richly. I am eager to send off the pirate pants for my grandson & the harem pants for my son-in-law’s nephew. You’re making a huge impact on the happy holidays for sooo many.

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  4. I’d never used a pattern before in my life, and was able to make these for my nephew in just 20 minutes. I LOVE them! I plan to make several more this week. Thank you so much!

  5. I just made these and they barely pull up over my 7 week old baby girl’s belly! She’s either just too chunky (she is a big girl!) or I made them wrong.

    Will have another go…

  6. Probably a silly question, but I am worried the little leg cuffs are too tight (although with every baby I have, I am shocked at how tiny they are haha). Laying flat, how wide should the little leg cuffs be? I wish I could post the pictures, I whipped up three during nap the last two days and I am IN LOVE!

  7. Thanks for the free pattern!!!
    Should the main fabric have some stretch to it, or would it work with a 100% cotton with no stretch? I live in a country town and the fabric supply is limited – or can u suggest a good (quick and cheap) online fabric supplier?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi,
      The main fabric definitely needs some stretch to it. Something with a bit of lycra or spandex in it will get you the longest wear (as in they will fit for the longest) but anything with stretch will work for the main part. A good source of knits (if fabric supply is scarce) is t-shirts. One that you don’t wear or something from a thrift shop that you can chop up. Best of luck.

  8. thank you so much for the pattern. it looks so cute. just a I have to attach the little piece on page number 5 to the waistband?im not 100% sure..cheers

  9. Fantastic pattern thank you so much – just made pirate pants for my little nephew who lives on a boat in stretch navy fleece with anchors on!

  10. Hi! Thanks so much for the pattern! Made 2 pairs for my grandson & they look awesome! Made them out of old Tshirts. I was just wondering how the pants would work in woven material (not for the cuffs) I have some cute flannelette that I could use.

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  12. Hi, just tried to print pattern unsuccesfully cause it keeps bringing me back to the picture and ont printing. Why?

    • If you click on any of the links they take you to my web store to the listing for the pattern(free) there are pictures at the top of the listing, scroll down and add the pattern to cart and checkout as normal. Then you will get a link to download the pdf for the pattern.


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  15. Thank you so much for this free pattern. canยดt imagine how tight i am wish cash, and a new baby on the way, i wanted to have something special for him. nothing better then made by mom. cheers.

  16. Hi! And thank you so much for the pattern! I just have one question… have you tested the pants on a baby 6mth? Or gotten some feedback on how they fit? I just think they look a bit small for 6mth, but as someone else here said, I’m always surprised on how small these babies actually are ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Thanks very much for the pattern. I have some polar fleece that has been sitting in my stash for quite a while and now that my daughter is expecting her second child gives me the perfect excuse to use it up on this lovely pattern.

  18. Hi and thanks so much for the pattern! I made my first pair last night after our little guy went to sleep! Super quick and easy and it’s only the second thing I’ve made with jersey (the first was a simple hat). Sewing the little leg cuffs on required a bit of maneuvering, but worked out fine! Wanted to let you know though that I think the print size test box in inches should be 5in rather than 4…the 8cm box measures 8cm though, so I know it really printed out actual size. Thanks again!

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  21. I’m having trouble finding the pattern as well. I have subscribed to your weekly email and clicked on the links but no pattern appears. Have tried with both my iPad and desk top computers. Please help!

    • Hi Deanna, If you click on the link to the Free patterns page it should take you to a page with pictures and links to all our free patterns. You just need to click on the link below the picture of the pattern that you would like and the pattern should open.

      • I tried that and it takes me back to the same page that says.
        Free grow-with-me baby harem pants pattern (NB to 6 months). To download the FREE pattern, subscribe to the Sew4bub Weekly Newsletter. After you sign up and confirm your email address, you will receive access to the whole Sew4bub Free Pattern library

        I cannot find the actual pattern to cut out. I’ve clicked on everything to try and find it. I want to make these soon. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

      • Hi Deanna, when you sign up for the newsletter you receive a welcome email that has a link and a password. you need to click on that link which will take you to a password protected page enter the password and you will find the page with all the pattern links. Regards Liz

  22. I still cannot access, there are links but no password, I unsubscribed and started over and still no password. I am using the first email to confirm and receive the second saying congratulations and I am confirmed but I cannot find the pattern to cut out, I see only the directions. Thank you for any help you can give me.

    • Hi Rose,
      All you have to do is subscribe to the newsletter by following the link to the newsletter in the post above. You will then receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. Once you have confirmed your email address you will receive an email with a link to the free pattern page and a password to access that page.

      Warm Regards


  23. I have the same problem, i cant download the pattern. I can just read the atricle which says that i need to subscribe for the pattern. it is possible to send me directly to the Me and my future son would appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I am having trouble with figuring out how to make the cuffs ‘seamless’ so when they are folded up on the finished pant you can’t see any seams… do you have a video of this part? So confused. Lol

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  26. I don’t seem to be able to get the pattern – I’ve subscribed to your newsletter and received the email with the links but it keeps sending me back to this page.

      • I have subscribed to the list and have confirmed. But for some reason i can’t download the template no matter where i click ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Is there another way to do it, or am i doing something wrong?

        Is it possible to get the template emailed?

      • Is this pattern designed to be printed on regular letter paper? Or longer paper? it’s cutting off just the bottom border, and I’m afraid it’ll be off if I use the patter with the bottom border cut off. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  28. Hi there i subscribed and followed all the instructions and got the news letter with the paasword of the week and i cant find anywhere to actually download the pattern please can u help or email me the http address for the download please one confused mum to be wanting to make bubby some pants

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  34. Hi! Iโ€™m trying to make these pants. Iโ€™ve downloaded the pattern but I want to make sure that when I print the patten since your based out of Australia is your paper size different than that In the US? Our paper size is 8.5×11. Do I need to print it on larger paper? Thank you!

  35. I downloaded the pattern and printed it out. The sample square is not the size it says. I tried adjusting the printer and itโ€™s still not right. Can I still use it the way it is?

    • Hi Evelyn, If you use the pattern with the when the square is not printing at the right size the pattern will not come out at the right size and may not fit. Most problems with printing to the right size are normally fixed by making sure you are opening the pattern in acrobat reader and not in the browser (which is where it normally opens automatically). Then by making sure your printer is set to print ‘actual size’ or 100%. If this does not sort it out please feel free to email me directly at and I can troubleshoot with you.
      Warm Regards

  36. Hi, Where is the free pattern as the title suggests? Iโ€™m only seeing the option to purchase. Thank you.

    • Hi Barb,
      Thanks for your message. I am sorry for the confusion, the pattern was originally offered for free, but a small cost was attached a couple of years ago and it looks like the preview information for the post was not updated. Thanks for letting me know about the inconsistency, I will sort it out ASAP and also check over the rest of the site for anything similar.
      Warm Regards

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