Puppy shorts and monster pants

I wanted to make a quick and colorful baby gift to go with some baby shirts I had bought a friend. I went with this pattern I’ve had for years, but made the easy elastic pants and shorts instead of the button down shirt. (Check out a shirt I made using this pattern here.)

easy diy baby pants and shorts

Skill level: This sewing project would be good for beginning to intermediate sewers.
Time commitment estimate: It took me about 2 hours total, including cutting the pattern and ironing the fabric.

If you want to make a pair of these for yourself, check out this link for supplies I use for just about every project. Additional sewing supplies you’ll need are listed below:

1. Fabric – I would recommend 100% cotton machine washable with the cutest print you can find. Both the shorts and the pants require so little fabric that this ends up being a very inexpensive project as well.

2. Elastic – See the back of the pattern for quantity and size.
3. Pattern – I used McCall’s M6016.
baby fox shirt
I went with puppies and kittens and monsters for this gift. Mostly because I thought they were the cutest, but also because the colors went with the shirts I had already bought the best.
easy diy baby pants and shorts
easy diy baby pants and shorts
easy diy baby pants and shorts
easy diy baby pants and shorts
I love that they have little pockets.
easy diy baby pants and shorts
easy diy baby pants and shorts
easy diy baby pants and shorts

Gymboree is one of my favorite places to shop for really cute kids clothes. Below are some options for cute bottoms that are similar to the ones that I made above!

  1. Zoo Pals Pants // 2. Beetles Joggers

3. Alphabet Pull-on Pants //4. Raccoon Pull-on Pants

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Gymboree! Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

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