Do you have a trendy baby? If so, today’s post is for you. Harem pants are making a comeback, and when you look in most stores you’ll find at least one version–probably many more! And the best part is that they’re super easy to make. Today’s guest is Deanna from Patterns & Projects, a sewing blog full of cute baby and women’s pattern reviews and other projects. She even has a learning to sew series if you’re a little gun shy! Thank you, Deanna for sharing with us today!

Hello! Thanks for having me Lisa, I hope you are enjoying your lovely new bundle of joy! I’m Deanna and I blog over at Patterns & Projects. I love to share my recent sewing projects, usually clothing for myself and Sylvie, my 11 month old daughter. I hope you have to time to pop on over and have a look around!

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for Harem Pants (3-6M). A while ago my sister in law was after some harem pants for her new squishy baby Rory. I said I’d make them for him and went looking for tutorials and patterns. I was surprised that I couldn’t really find what I wanted. I’m sure there are some out there, I couldn’t seem to find them. So what does one do when they can’t find exactly whats needed, you make it up! I drew up a rough template and made a test one and then readjusted it until I ended up with this. They should fit most babies 3-6 months. Please note that I have only tested them on my¬†daughter and nephew. The pair that Sylvie is wearing have been altered slightly, I added 1/2 inch to the side seams, 1 1/2 to the legs and raised the crotch slightly.

Needed supplies:

Pattern piece

1/2 yard/metre of fabric (wash and iron your fabric beforehand)

16 inches of 3/4 inch thick elastic

General sewing supplies

Seam allowance is 3/8 inch.


Print (print at 100%) and cut out your pattern piece.

Cut out your pattern pieces.

Pin the two pieces together, right sides together.

Sew down both side seams and the inside seam, back stitch at each end. Finish your edges and press.

Fold the waist edge down 1/2 inch to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Fold down another inch and press.

Sew close to the folded edge, leaving a 2 inch gap to insert your elastic.

Insert your elastic and then sew the ends together (if you need more help with this then go here). Close the opening you left open.

Hem the legs, fold edge over 1/4 inch and press. Fold over another 1/2 inch (you can try the pants on at this point and fold the hem under more if you need them to be shorter)

Sew close to the folded edge.

You’re done.

These pants are very roomy, perfect for cloth nappies! I’d love to see your finished pants! Please share by leaving a comment or on Instragram.

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Mickey Finn-Jordan
Mickey Finn-Jordan
8 years ago

Nice job and great idea for the extra room for the kiddo! Comfy! Thank you for sharing.

7 years ago

where can i get the pattern

7 years ago

When I try to print the pattern it takes me to a coupon site.

6 years ago

What is the fabric u hv used?knit?if so can it b sewn using woven fabric as well?n where can i find the pattern?

Edna Mae Walker
Edna Mae Walker
3 years ago

Burda Patterns make a unisex harem pants pattern just like the one you showed for adults. No crotch seam, almost like making a skirt and I have made four from both knit and gauze crinkle cotton and wear them all Spring through early Fall. I don’t put an elastic on the ankles, too restrictive. Love my diy harem pants and have put pockets in them for cells and tissue.

Carolyn Bassett
Carolyn Bassett
2 years ago

How do I download the pattern ?