Saturday, May 12, 2012

Baby Pants Sewing Spree.

Baby Pants Spree May 2012


Baby pants are like potato chips - you're not going to be able to stop at one (pair). They are super fast and easy to sew (especially compared to sewing clothes for my preschooler or myself), a great way to use up treasured or not so treasured scraps of fabric, and they are cuh-ute. Making them is also a great way for a pregnant woman to "nest" and prepare for her new baby without any actual cleaning involved. Win!

Newborn Knit Pants


These knit pants were made using the free Newborn Knit Pants pattern and tutorial on the Handmade Baby Clothes blog. I compared these with some pants Joe wore in the 0-3 month size, and they look just about right for that size range. With this pattern, I have finally discovered a use for small scraps of knit fabric! They work perfectly for the cuffs on these pants. I also think it would be really easy to enlarge this pattern for sizes up to six months or even more, so these probably aren't the last pairs of these you'll be seeing from me.

Rae's Newborn Pants


The green pants with floral trim were made using Made By Rae's free Newborn Pants pattern. Again, this pattern is an awesome stash-buster. I might have to make more just for the satisfying feeling of having finally used something in my ginormous fabric scrap box. The next pair will have (completely useless to an infant but nonetheless adorable) pockets.

Big Butt Baby Pants Front


The two on the right look pretty normal from the front ...

Big Butt Baby Pants Back


... but from the back, they are unmistakeably Made by Rae's Big Butt Baby Pants.

Yes, those are horses on the butt of the red pants. Horse-butt. Hehe. I'm easily amused.

These are also both size 0-3, but I gave the denim ones deep cuffs so they are longer. It's hard sewing for a newborn you haven't actually met yet. Hopefully all of these pants will fit at some point.

Sewing baby pants is addictive. I can't promise that I will stop at five ...

22 comments:

  1. And the best part? They will get so much use! Poop explosion? No problem, mama made plenty more! Super cute, I love the hose-butt!

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    1. I was joking with my husband that I should do a whole series of baby pants in mustard yellow, the color of baby poo, so that I don't have to worry about staining. :-)

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  2. OMG the butts are so cute!! Love me some baby pants.

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    1. I know, isn't that pattern just adorable? So many contrasting butt possibilities! I love it.

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  3. Too cute... I'm not sure if the green ones or the horse-butt ones are my favourites! I just had a cuddle of my brother's newborn son, born last night! I think you may have inspired me to do a bit of scrap-stash-busting for him.

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    1. Do it!! (It's so fun, and not having to buy any new fabric is a definite plus.)

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    2. Done - wow it sure is addictive, huh? I don't suppose you've found any patterns in your travels that have little feet included? I guess I could always fork out some money but... maybe I'll just experiment.

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  4. oh, they're great! i remember going crazy making tiny pants when lila was born, they are indeed totally addictive. yours are adorable! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm having a hard time stopping! I'm going to have to go up a size soon for reasons of practicality.

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  5. Lovely colours and fabric. Looks like you're on a roll!

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    1. Thanks!! Can't. Stop. Making. Baby. Pants.

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  6. Eeek! They are sooo cute! Oh, for a newborn! (hey, my SIL's pregnant - yay!)

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    1. Thank you! These would make a really fun baby shower gift. Just sayin'.

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  7. oh man, those pants are too cool! i have got to get my hands on that pattern!

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    1. If you're talking about the Big Butt Baby Pants, yep, it's awesome! You can buy it from Made by Rae. I should have bought it when Joe was a little one, but I'm making up for lost time now. The other patterns are free for the download. :-)

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  8. So cute,I wish I had a reason to make some!

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    1. Hopefully you'll have a good reason soon! (Your own, or someone else's. Hee hee.)

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  9. So cute and tiny. Such great colours too. I bought the big butt pattern a while ago but still haven't tried it. I better hurry before Rowan gets too big. I hope you're doing well - you must be getting really excited now.

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  10. so awesome! they look great :)

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  11. love these and your fabric choices! I should do some, too.

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