Baby Harem Pants & Newborn Hat Pattern
I have a new pattern available in my store! I have been wanting to make a pattern for these harem pants for awhile and finally had the time to do it!
Harem pants are one of my favourite outfits for babies. Dressing them up in cute outfits does not make up for those rough early months but it definitely gives you something to look forward to. I made these matching harem pants and newborn for a friends baby shower recently. The fabric was ultra soft and the prints were incredibly adorable.
These leggings are soft and cozy without restricting movement. The extra space of the cut of the fabric gives more space for those newborn diapers and the elastic waist band will keep them from falling off. My son had no waist (and still has no waist) to keep pants up, so I really appreciate elastics and adjustable waistbands in pants. The cuff design on the legs just add to the design and also keeps the pants in place. I love how this pattern turned out!
The newborn hat completes the outfit. All you need is little onesie and your set! The beanie pattern is super cute and the brim matches the cuffs on the pants.
The baby harem pants and hat pattern can be made with any interlock knit or jersey knit. The fabric should have at least one way stretch. I made these using outfits using some fun prints by Dear Stella (Adventure awaits- forest dreaming) and by Bonnie Christine (Hello Bear) from Art Gallery Fabrics.
Tips for Sewing with Knit
- Use a ball point needle – this will help avoid skipping stitches
- Switch to a walking foot – this is not necessary but it helps to feed the fabric evenly when sewing
- Use a zigzag stitch– this allows the thread to move as the fabric stretches. I prefer to use 1.5 width x 2.2 length zigzag for joining seams.
- Avoid stretching- Try and avoid stretching the fabric when you sew. Pin as much as you can because it helps to keep the fabric in place
- No finishing- Knit fabrics don’t need to be finished but you can definitely clean up the raw edges by using a zigzag stitch.
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