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)
I sewed these little samples up with the hand printed fabrics that I made last week and I love how they turned out.
OK, enough prattle, let’s get to it!
You will need:
- Grow-with-me baby harem pants pattern (NB to 6 months).
- 1/4 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 🙂
To start, lay the pants pieces right sides facing and sew the center back and front seams.
Then rearrange the pants so they look like the pic above and sew the crotch seam.
For the waistband, fold it right sides facing, with the stretch of the fabric running crosswise and sew as shown.
Do the same with the cuffs.
Fold one cuff back on itself so that the seam is in the middle.
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.
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.
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.
109 thoughts on “Grow-with-me Baby Harem Pants [Pattern-for-pennies and tutorial]”
so so cute!! thanks for the free pattern. Now I just need a baby to sew them for ;o)
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..
It’s a pleasure ladies, thanks for your comments:)
Do you think this style of pants would work with a cotton flannel? Just looking for something with a bit more warmth.
Hi, they need a bit more stretch than a flannel, but sweatsuit fleece would work well if you needed more warmth
Hi, I was wondering if I can still get the pattern? I click the link and it takes me back to the web site.
Hi, you can download the pattern from the free patterns section of the website – just add it to your cart as usual.
Liz, paid for this pattern but didn’t get a download for it? Can you help me find what I need? Thank you, Maggie
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and I will chase it up for you. Cheers, Liz
Do you think it would work as well if I made the fold on the opposite side of the leg pattern piece? The one that ends in the crotch part? That way the seams are on the side, not in the centers?
Absolutely, just square up the top of the seam so sews nicely onto the waistband 🙂
Thank you so very much for the free hareem pants pattern!
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.
Pleasure ladies, I hope you like them 🙂
Hello and thank you for the free pattern. I’m a super beginner with sewing and I’m wondering how I can make this bigger to fit my 7 month old. Can I just increase the scale when printing?
Hi Bethany, if you are looking for grow with me harem pants for bigger sizes there is a pattern in my shop here: http://hatchlings-patterns.com/collections/kids-patterns/products/p-is-for-pirate-pants-instant-download-pdf-sewing-pattern Cheers, Liz
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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!
Glad to hear it 🙂 Thanks for commenting
Thanks for the pattern. Ijust joined still figuring out how to use this site. If u can give any tips on how ipost thing in layout like u did. Thnk u
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…
make sure you use something super stretchy for the waistbands and cuffs – some ribbing would even work well 🙂
How do I sew the ankle cuffs on if they won’t fit over the arm of my machine? Suggestions for cuff material? I have very little stretchy fabric experience.
Hi, something nice and stretchy for the cuffs – something like a rib knit (like you find on the ankles and neck bands of sweat shirts) or a nice stretchy cotton/lycra (like leggings are made out of). for sewing on the cuffs the trick is to sew them with the circle of fabric (the ankle of the pants) facing up, with your machine foot on the cuff on the inside.
Like in this pic http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6kmChBurr6c/UxRykXEDjpI/AAAAAAAALJA/xmjmBtX8mcg/s1600/Coco_sew_sleeves_cuffs_hem_1.jpg
Hope that helps
Oh my goodness, thank you! I don’t know how I didn’t come across that. I am just getting into sewing knits after 20 years. I am practicing with upcycling shirts into rompers and have been sewing the cuffs down open then closing the whole side seems from wrist to ankle. It works but this will be much more finished looking. I’m excited I found your blog.
No problems – funnily enough it took me a really long time to work that out too!
My only teacher was my mom and my own experimenting. I wish i had the time to swing by a store for some stretchy fabric to try this with.
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!
Hi, Laying flat the little leg cuffs are around 6.5cm wide. If you are worried, you can always make the cuffs out of something super stretchy like a bit of ribbing. I am a bit the same way with newborns – I look at my kids and find myself thinking ‘no way, they were never that small!’ 🙂
Well I think I may have sewn with a bit too much of a seam allowance, since they are measuring 6.2/3 cm wide. There is definitely stretch, but not a ton. I am debating whether I should whip up new leg cuffs now and add a little extra room, or wait and see if they are spacious enough for baby. I have a feeling they will be fine but they may be more comfortable with more room too, thanks for responding!
No problems 🙂 Check out this instagram post to see some in action to get an idea of the fit https://www.instagram.com/p/92Wlw8QvYM/?tagged=sew4bub
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?
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.
thank you so much for the pattern. it looks so cute. just a question.do I have to attach the little piece on page number 5 to the waistband?im not 100% sure..cheers
Hi, sorry for being so slow to reply, that is correct, the little piece on page 5 is part of the waistband.
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!
That sounds adorable 🙂 please feel free to post a link to pics, or hashtag sew4bub on instagram
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.
hello dear, thanks so much for the pattern.may i know what is the material for the waistband and ankle grip?
Hi, you need a knit with some lycra, spandex or elastane. Something similar to what you would use for leggings.
Do you use a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch for making these?
Hi, you can get away with straight stitch for the side and crotch seams, but definitely zigzag for attaching the cuffs and waistband
Thanks. I had a go at making some. Considering I haven’t sewn on a machine in almost 20 years (last time was at school) I’m quite pleased with the result.
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I made one for the cutest baby! http://missyn.be/2016/03/een-last-15-minute-kraamcadeau.html (text in dutch, but a lot of pictures)
Thank you for the pattern!
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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Thank you so much for this free pattern. can´t 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.
Pleasure 🙂 and I agree – mum made is best xx
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 😉
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.
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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I dont understand the cuffs are wayyy bigger then the pant leg….
Nope nvm i figured out what i did wrong
where is the tutorial?
This tutorial is included in this post. you can download the pattern from our website here: http://threadfaction.com/collections/free-patterns/products/grow-with-me-baby-harem-pants-free-instant-download-pdf-sewing-pattern
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. 😟
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
Love this pattern!
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 Deanna, Please send me an email directly and I will email you a copy email@example.com
I’m having the same problem as Deanna above. I would love to print this pattern, but it’s not working
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org? Me and my future son would appreciate it 🙂
Hi Liza, To get the pattern you need to subscribe to the newsletter. After you have subscribed to the newsletter you will receive the link to the pattern.
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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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.
Love this Pattern ! How do I print it so that the test boxes are the required size?
Hi Janet, save the file to your computer then open it with adobe acrobat and print it at 100% or ‘no scaling’. If you print it from your browser or from a different device you might have troubles with sizing.
Hope this helps 🙂
I have subscribed to the list and have confirmed. But for some reason i can’t download the template no matter where i click 😦
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. 😦
email me directly and I will walk you through it 🙂 Liz.email@example.com
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Very good website – bookmarked
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
Hi Victoria, The free patterns to download are at https://sew4bub.com/free-patterns/
I can’t find the free download for the harem pants. Has the link been taken away?
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do you allow people to sell these pants after making them?
Hey Julie, Absolutely, thanks for asking 🙂
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Hi I cannot seem to download the pattern, could you please assist?
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Hi! I’m trying to make these pants. I’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!
Hi, Thanks for your message, you do not need to use different paper. Just check that it is printing at 100% or ‘actual size’ and it will print just fine.
Hi Liz, love these darling little pants. Will you new pattern from the bigger sizes look the same as these?
I made 3 pairs of these adorable little pants today! Will definitely be making some more 🙂 Thank you!
Hi there is this a good pattern for cloth diaper babies? Thank you
Yes they are great for cloth diaper babies. If bubs is getting towards the top of the size range probably best to go up to the next size though.
Thanks for sharing. Will try them soon..
I downloaded the pattern and printed it out. The sample square is not the size it says. I tried adjusting the printer and it’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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I can troubleshoot with you.
Hi, Where is the free pattern as the title suggests? I’m only seeing the option to purchase. Thank you.
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.
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