Free Footed Baby Pants Pattern


As promised, today I’m sharing a free footed baby pants pattern! If you hate trying to keep socks on a baby’s feet as much as I do, you’ll love these little pants!


They’re super comfy and will keep a baby’s feet nice and toasty.


The pattern is sized for newborns, from 6-10lbs (Hattie is just over 10lbs now and they still fit quite well), and make great baby gifts! In 6 easy steps, you’ll have a pair whipped up in no time.

IMG_7351edit732 Let’s get started!

What you’ll need:
knit fabric – if buying by the yard, you’ll need 1/2 yd, which will be enough for several pairs of pants (but you might as well buy some extra for a Seafarer or Skipper Top ;))
1″ elastic – 14″ in length

Download the pattern HERE (affiliate link) and print it at 100%, ensuring the 1″ test square is printed correctly. Please remember this pattern is for PERSONAL USE ONLY.

*Use a serger or a long zig zag stitch to allow the fabric to stretch once sewn. Always use a ball point needle when sewing knits.*

*All seam allowances are 3/8″ unless otherwise noted.*

1. Right sides together, pin and stitch each foot (top) piece to each pant front at ankle curve, matching ankle marks and stretching ankle curve to fit foot piece.

Free Baby Pants Pattern

2. Right sides together, stitch each front piece to each back piece at inseams and outseams.

Print3. Right sides together, place one pant leg inside the other, matching raw edges of front and back crotch curves. Pin and stitch crotches together with one continuous seam, from top of front to top of back (or vice versa).

Free Baby Pants Pattern


4. Turn each pant leg wrong side out. Right sides together, pin each sole piece to bottom of each leg opening, matching heel and toe marks. Stitch together, stretching bottom of leg opening as needed to fit curves of sole.



5. Overlap ends of 1″ wide elastic (14″ in length) 1/2″, and secure together using zig zag stitch. Mark both elastic and top of pants in quarters and pin together, matching quarter marks and placing elastic close to raw edge of top of pants. Stretching elastic to fit top of pants, stitch elastic to pants with zig zag stitch, 1/4″ from top raw edge.


6. Fold elastic and top of pants toward wrong side of pants. Stitch top folded edge in place by zig zag stitching around folded edge (stretching elastic to fit), close to edge of elastic.

Free Baby Pants Pattern


And that’s it! A cute, quick pair of baby pants that will guarantee snuggly toes :).

Free Baby Pants Pattern

Make sure to tag @sewmuchado on Instagram when you show off your pants!

Free Baby Pants Pattern


  1. Thanks so much Abby!! I’m planning to bust a couple of these out for my currently pregnant friends ;)

  2. These are SOO cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your post:

  3. Kristie says:

    Thanks for doing this! I have lots of babies being born around me, so this will come in handy.

  4. Love this! I am going to be having a boy in September so this will be perfect!

  5. These are so cute! Thank you! And amazing work on the illustrations. :)

  6. Thanks! Looks so cute!!!!

  7. Lynda Buchholz says:

    I love this pattern but I can’t get the pattern to open. I also can’t find the pdf format. I would love to make these baby pants.

  8. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a pattern like this! I have #2 on the way and despiiiise baby socks!

  9. Martha Phillips says:

    Wow I wish a million times over I had sent his pattern 6 months ago. Its so hard to find these in the store and I LOVE them, socks on a baby really never works!

  10. Hooray! I love footed pants too and have been too intimidated to try to make my own pattern. My little girl just got to 10 lbs so I’m glad you mentioned that they still fit well. I bet I could just make the elastic a smidge bigger and they’ll fit even longer; her legs are short so I’m sure length will be no problem :) Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Lynette says:

    Baby #2 is coming in October so these will be perfect! I am going to scale it a little bigger as big brother was over 9 lbs when he was born. We are hoping for smaller, but you never know! :) thanks again for the free pattern!

  12. aussiejen says:

    These are super, I have always loved “footy-pants” as my kids used to call them! Just made a pair for my first grandchild, so delighted! They make so much more sense than “babygrows” which have to be changed entirely (so often!) for wetting etc, only half of bub needs to be changed that often!
    PS Is there an easy way to increase the size? Mine are tiny, newborn..but my next pair I want to try bigger! Thanks.

  13. I wonder if they would fit a newborn who wears cloth diapers?

  14. Just made these footed baby pants for a present for a gal at work. They came out so stinkin’ cute! Paired it with a little shirt from Sew Baby pattern. I think it turned out perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  15. The link wouldn’t open for me :(

  16. Super cute! I have a grandson due very soon & will add these to the sew list. Thanks for the pattern & tutorial!


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