The Big Butt Baby Pants Sewing Pattern is a digital PDF sewing pattern for baby girls or boys. The pants feature a rear panel that adds plenty of room for diapered babies. They are designed to fit over cloth diapers but work great over disposable diapers too. The options are endless; you can add ruffles, pockets, fold-over cuffs or shorten them into bloomers, capris or shorts. Instructions include directions for ruffled rear panel and fold-over cuff. With so many possibilities for variation, this is the only baby pants pattern you will ever need!
0-3 months / 3-6 months / 6-12 months / 12-18 months / 18-24 months / 2T
PATTERN FILE INCLUDES
Detailed step-by-step instructions for basic pant
Additional instructions for fold-over cuff and ruffled rear panel
Full color diagrams and photos illustrating each step
Complete set of full-sized pattern pieces in six sizes (attach together before cutting)
Suggestions on how to get the right fit for babies of all sizes/diaper types
Hints on how to adjust the pants as your baby grows
Please note: You can make shorts by cutting the leg portion of the pant roughly halfway between the cuff and crotch and hemming them to the desired length. See how to make the pockets in this post. Instructions for shorts/pockets are not included in PDF.
YOU WILL NEED
- 3/4 yard woven fabric such as quilting cotton, linen, flannel, corduroy, lawn, twill (2/3 yard needed for 6-12 months, 1/2 yard needed for 0-3 and 3-6 month sizes)
- 1/2″ elastic for waistband
- marking pen
- safety pin or bodkin for threading elastic
- (Optional) 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric for rear panel and cuff
Remember to prewash your fabric!
WANT TO SEE MORE B3Ps?
Big Butt Baby Pants were also featured on the following posts:
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Big Butt Baby Pants Trickiness (A post on how to fix puckering on the pants)
And see what others have made in the Big Butt Baby Pants Flickr Pool (submit your pictures here!)
A huge thank you to all of my pattern testers (Karen, Beth, Carolina, Selina, Cerise, Becky and Summer) for helping me try these out and for your fantastic suggestions.