Fleece Pant Pattern How to/tutorial/ DIY. These free child pants patterns come in multiple sizes. You can make comfortable pants for your little one to run around in. Perfect for bedtime or playtime. This pattern can also be made from Jersey Knit (t-shirt fabric) for a lighter version. I’ll make several in one sitting.
For some reason there have issues with this pattern design lately. I am working on the pattern. If you decide to go ahead and make the pants, please proceed carefully as people have been having issues with sizing. Note: sizes tend to run small
Update: sizes 3mo to 24mo, 3t, 5t, and 5/6 have been fixed.
Tip: Shorten the length of the pattern to make shorts or capris!
Materials you will need:
1/2 to 3/4 yard of fleece (depending on size of pattern)
13-20 inches of 1 inch elastic
Assembled printed pattern
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
Download the free pattern, tutorial below!
Here’s the video tutorial, and step by step picture tutorial below:
1- Assemble and cut out the Pattern
You can find instructions on how to assemble the pattern here.
You will be cutting out two of the pant pattern -This can be done with the technique of folding your cloth, then cut out the pattern.
Tip: It’s really easy to make multiple pants at the same time. (But makes sure the pattern will work before you make several pairs) So cut out all the pants at once – you’ll save time.
2 – Pin and sew each pant leg
Taking each piece you just cut, fold the right sides together and pin up the pant leg to the point of where it begins to curve. Sew each piece using a 1/2 seam – (you can adjust this to fit your child better).
3 – Pin pants together and sew
Turn one pant leg right side out and stuff down into inside out pant leg. Line up seams and pin together. Sew. Sew additional reinforcement in crotch area if desired.
Confused? See video above.
4 – Turn bottom cuffs under and sew
I like to have a one inch cuff on the bottom to make the pants look nice. You can adjust this to fit your child’s height by making the cuff larger or smaller. With pants still inside-out turn cuff (wrong sides together) 1 inch and sew. I like like to use a wider zigzag stitch right along the edge of the fabric. You can use a fun colored thread to add some contrast to the pant here as well.
5 – Thread elastic and finish
Turn the waistband down 1.5 inches. Pin. Using a medium zigzag sew along edge of waist starting at a seam and stopping 2 inches short of completing the seam.
Using a safety pin pinned on one end of the elastic – thread the elastic through the waistband (taking care to keep the other end exposed). Sew elastic Ends together. Sew opening closed. Trim thread and Voila! Comfortable, warm, inexpensive pants.