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 – Tip: I like to buy large rolls of elastic like these (affiliate link) – it saves a ton of money, and makes it a rare occurance to run out of elastic!

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

*When cutting pattern pieces out, fold fabric in half and cut each set of 2 front/back pieces at once through both layers. This will result in mirror images of each front/back piece.*

*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. The convex curve on the pant front ankle will stretch outward to fit the foot top 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!

  17. Kayleigh says:

    I can’t figure out how to fit the pieces together! I’ve been sitting here for 25 mins trying to fit the foot to the front piece, and after I couldn’t figure that out, I tried fitting the front and back pieces together like the picture, and it just doesn’t fit together like that, even when I try to fit the paper template pieces together. I don’t get it! Help me please!

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Kayleigh! First, I would double check that you are printing the pieces at 100% and not scaling them. Also, be sure you are opening and printing the file from Adobe Reader (other programs such as Mac Preview are notorious for printing issues). When fitting the foot to the front ankle, the front ankle will have to stretch to fit the curve of the top foot piece. Also, make sure you cut your pieces with the greatest degree of stretch going the correct direction (as indicated on the pattern pieces), or it will be tricky to fit them together. Hope that helps!

      • I am having the same problem. When you mean stretch I am still not understanding. Do you have a video on you tube of this>

        • sewmuchado says:

          Hi Lisa! The concave curve of the bottom of the ankle will need to stretch to fit the convex curve of the foot top piece.

          • I’m having trouble with this part as well. So the whole one side of the ankle piece has to fit within the little curved cut out area on the front leg pieces? Thanks.

          • sewmuchado says:

            Yes, you are correct! The inverted curve on the front of the leg bottom will need to stretch to fit the convex curve of the top of the foot piece. It looks a bit funny before it’s sewn, but will make sense once you see it finished!

  18. Claire Regan says:

    Just wondering how much stretch is needed in the fabric? I have some 100%cotton knit which is a one way stretch, maybe 25%stretch and not sure if this will work or if i need a fabric with a bit more give.

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Claire! 40-50% stretch would be ideal, but you may be able to get away with 30% as well. 25% would probably not give quite enough stretch, and might make it difficult when sewing the feet to the bottom of the pants, as the curves have to stretch a fair amount to fit eachother. I hope that helps!

  19. Queannah says:

    How hard would it be to scale this pattern up for older kids or an adult? Any idea how would I go about doing it? My 3 and 7 yr old would love to have some and I wouldn’t mind having some footed pants for myself in the winter. I would use jiffy grip for the sole piece so no one slips and falls.

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi! Because the body does not grow proportionately from a baby to a 3 or 7 year old or adult, I wouldn’t recommend scaling this pattern up, as you wouldn’t get the proper fit. I think it would save you some time to use an existing pattern for those sizes, and alter them to add the foot pieces. I know that Peek-a-Boo Patternshop has a pattern for footie pajamas that you could probably alter into just pants as well. Hope that helps!

  20. When you write “ensuring the 1″ test square is printed correctly” What do you mean by correctly? When I print it the Square is about 2,4 cm. Is that correct?

    • sewmuchado says:

      The 1″ test square will be 1″ on all sides when printed correctly, which is 2.54cm. If your square is 2.4cm when printed, I’d go back and double check your printer settings, and make sure it’s set to not scale when printing the pattern pieces. It doesn’t seem like a large difference, but it can make a large difference in the finished pattern if the pieces aren’t printed at the correct size. :)

  21. Jan Goodman (Melbourne, Australia) says:

    I can’t thank you enough for making this pattern available. I’ve printed it off and tomorrow having a big cutting out session ready to make a few dozen leggings to give to newborn babies of refugee families in our area.

  22. They are so nice. I would love to have them in more then one size…


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