With Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed appropriate to post these fun little pants with heart kneepads.






So easy, all it takes is four little hearts cut out of fabric. I already have another pair planned out (grey pants, pink hearts).


Just cut out four hearts, sew them together two at a time with a small-ish (1/4″-3/8″) seam allowance, leaving a turning hole.


Notch or grade the seam allowances and press them flat.


Then pin and sew them to the pant leg in the desired location. As you can see I like to use a worn pair of pants to help me locate the spot where the knees are. Then sew up the pants and you’re finished!


(What happened to my resolution that I would sew more for the boy this year you ask? Don’t worry, I have been busy. More to come, soon…)

Categories: clothes for girls
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28 Responses to Heart Pants!

  1. Tanis says:

    These are just the cutest thing! I want some for myself!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’m so sorry that I won’t be able to see the gray/pink version, because I have already DIED FROM THE CUTENESS.

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh those are just too cute – the kneepads! Adorable.

  4. Charlotte says:

    so cute! I wish I had a little girl – mine are all too big now!

  5. brooke says:

    Those are so cute! Hmm wonder if I could make them at all manly? Don’t boys need V-Day outfits too? LOL. Looking forward to some boy inspiration coming soon because I’m feeling the blues that I can’t make girly outfits:).

  6. Carlee says:

    Is it sad that I’d like to make myself a pair?

  7. Melissa says:

    These are really adorable! Am I missing something or do you have a pattern somewhere for the actual pants?

    • Rae says:

      hi Melissa,

      I don’t actually have a pant pattern available (yet? we’ll see!); this is just a basic pattern I drew up to Clementine’s measurements.


  8. Roberta Johnson says:

    I was going to ask the same question. Do you have a tutorial or pattern that has instructions for the half elastic waistband? These are adorable!

  9. darci says:

    When did her legs get so long?

  10. Shannon says:

    Love these! So adorable!

  11. aimee says:

    Sigh, wishing I had a little girl right now. Doesn’t happen that often which means these pants are awesome. I have some robot patches to sew on some pants with holes. When’s celebrate the boy? I need to get geared up.

  12. Miranda says:

    Very cute. Great idea about using worn pants to locate the knee! I made the kids wool p.j’s with knee pads and the pads are a tad low, but I wasn’t about to unpick the tiny zigzag stitch on wool:)

  13. Lisa says:

    perfect I was just about to sew hearts on my daughters jeans

  14. Brenda Melahn says:

    Love these — think I will try hearts on the rear for my 8 year old granddaughter who thinks she’s 18.

  15. Star says:

    I LOVE the pants and simply adore those hearts. I’d also love a tutorial on the pants!!

  16. Su-Yin says:

    Gorgeous! Also, Miss C’s hair looks so lovely, is it like that all the time? Or do you, like me, frantically drag a brush through just before pics?!

  17. Ana says:

    Oh snap! I’m about to do this to a pair of B3Ps in red cord (red on red) for my almost 10 month old for v-day. Perfect!

  18. erin says:

    okay, just STOP!!! these are the sweetest! i love how tall she looks in these photos when her shirt is tucked in…hehehe :)

  19. Katie says:

    Love these, Rae!

  20. I love these. I think mini boden used to do heart patch pants that I was in love with!

  21. ARK (spoonie book in the photo) is awesome. have you read her ‘encyclopedia of an ordinary life’? it’s awesome!

    i vote for unicorn knee patches next! i’d totally wear them!

  22. suz says:

    These are gorgeous. Might have to make a pair – maybe for my babe – she is 10 months and doing a lot of crawling – the hearts will give her some cushioning!! Love your blog

  23. Delia says:

    So cute and your daughter is darling.

  24. Rae – as always, I love these!!! We have a couple of pairs of heart pants in our house and I swear they are in constant rotation!! love your red pants! May need to follow suit :)

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