free BABY SEWING PATTERNS: BABY CLOTHES PATTERNS free printables

This list of free baby clothes patterns for newborns, both boys and girls are gorgoeus but simple to make. Take a peak and start making clothes for your baby now!

Here’s my list of the best FREE baby sewing patterns, printable patterns for baby clothes.

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FREE BABY CLOTHES PATTERNS

This list includes FREE sewing patterns from BluPrint (formerly Craftsy). Simply CHECKOUT and REGISTER FOR FREE to download the patterns. NO CREDIT CARD DETAILS NEEDED.

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BABY ROMPER AND ONESIE SEWING PATTERNS

1. baby romper pattern free

This baby romper suit is adorable, the free printable sewing pattern is easy to follow and the romper fairly easy to make. You can add ruffles for an even cuter look. Age: Newborn to 12 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Baby Romper – Nap Time Creations on BluPrint

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2. SIMPLE SUMMER ROMPER PATTERN

This easy to make summer romper pattern is quick and easy to sew. Great for baby boys and baby girls. It has a loose fit which makes it very comfortable for playing in. It’s a beginner level sewing pattern. Age: 12 months

GET FREE PATTERN: Summer Romper Pattern by If Only Designs

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3. Newborn Baby Romper pattern free

This cute newborn baby romper pattern for a newborn boy or girl is by Shwin Designs is available for FREE on BluPrint. It’s an intermediate level sewing pattern, so you will need to have some experience of sewing. Age: Newborn

GET FREE PATTERN: Newborn Baby Pleated Romper Pattern – Shwin Designs

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4. Free kimono baby onesie pattern

This is a basic, beginner-level easy baby onesie pattern from So Sew Easy on BluPrint. The kimono onesie is front opening, which makes it perfect for dressing wriggly little babies. This is a free printable baby onesie pattern (printable PDF pattern). The pattern is easy for beginner sewers to make. Age: 3 months to 9 months

GET FREE PATTERN: So Sew Easy on BluPrint

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5. free baby romper sewing pattern

This is a hand-drawn ruched baby romper sewing pattern. It is an easy to make pattern that beginners will be able to sew. Age: 12 months to 18 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Ruched Baby Romper Patter by Straight Line Design

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6. Gathered baby romper by Yuzu and Pear

This is a very easy to sew baby romper with shoulder and bottom snap openings for easy access. The gathered waist makes is roomy for babies to move in. It’s great for protecting the bottoms and thighs and is very good for little babes who are learning how to crawl and walk. Age: 6 months, 12 months and 18 months.

GET THE PATTERN: Gathered baby romper by Yuzu and Pear

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7. DIY T-Shirt to Baby Romper by Handmade Heather

Age: 6 months

GET THE PATTERN: DIY T-shirt to baby romper by Handmade Heather

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8. free Baby boy romper pattern

GET THE PATTERN: Baby Boy Romper – Melly Sews

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9. free baby Sunsuit romper

GET THE PATTERN: Baby sunsuit tutorial by Made by Rae

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10. Baby onesie pattern free

GET THE PATTERN: Baby Ringer Onesie – Shwin

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BABY DRESS, PINAFORE & skirt SEWING PATTERNS

Here are some of the loveliest baby dress patterns that are free download.

1. CROSSOVER PINAFORE SEWING PATTERN

This is a gorgeous crossover pinafore dress for a baby, with a simple to use pattern you can download for free and easy to follow instructions in the post. Age: 6 months to 12 months

GET THE PATTERN: Crossover pinafore pattern by Smashed Peas and Carrots

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2. Crisscross pinafore and bloomers pattern

GET THE PATTERN: Criss Cross Pinafore & Bloomers – Blank Slate Patterns [UPDATE: PATTERN IS NOW BEING SOLD. I’ve left it on the list as the image features in many of my Pinterest pins and I don’t want to disappoint anyone.]

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3. free baby Peasant dress SEWING pattern

GET THE PATTERN: Peasant Dress – Sew Much Ado

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4. Easy peasy infant dress sewing pattern

This is a really fun to make infant dress sewing pattern. The dress only takes a couple of hours to sew. Age: Newborn to 3 months

GET THE PATTERN: Easy peasy infant dress sewing pattern by The Stitching Scientist

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BABY PANTS, SHORTS AND BOTTOMS SEWING PATTERNS

1. TINY EXPLORER PANTS PATTERN

These explorer baby pants are roomy and comfortable but don’t ride up the leg when your baby is crawling around exploring.

GET FREE PATTERN: Tiny Explorer Pants Pattern – Froginette

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2. Cute Baby bloomers sewing pattern

This is a simple beginner level sewer pattern to make very practical, easy to wear baby bloomers. Age: Newborn to 6 months. 6 months to 12 months. 12 months to 18 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Cute baby bloomers by Kate Sews on BluPrint

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3. BABY TOP AND BOTTOMS PATTERN

This tops and bottoms pattern is a hack for a ruched baby romper pattern you can also download by clicking through to the link.

GET FREE PATTERN: Baby Tops & Bottoms Pattern by Sew on a Straight Line

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4. free Baby pants pattern

GET THE PATTERN: Brilliant diaper / nappy friendly baby pants pattern from SwoodsonSays.com

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5. Bummies diaper cover pdf sewing pattern

This simple diaper cover can be made with or without a drawstring and you can choose to have elastic or knit bands for the legs. Age: Newborn to T3.

GET THE PATTERN: Bummies diaper cover pattern by Brindille & Twig

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BABY TOPS, TUNICS, SWEATSHIRTS

1. Hello little girl tunic

This is sewing pattern is for a raglan sleeve tunic baby top. Age: Newborn to 3 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Hello Little Girl baby tunic by Shwin

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2. Charlie sweatshirt pattern

This is a cosy shawl collar sweatshirt for a baby. Age: 6 months to 12 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Charlie sweatshirt pattern by Shwin

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3. Scuba raglan hooded sweatshirt pdf pattern

This beautiful scuba hood, raglan sleeve sweatshirt has faux piping on the sleeves to add interest to this hoodie. The pattern is perfect for a confident beginner. Age: Newborn to 6T.

GET FREE PATTERN: Scuba raglan hoodie sweatshirt by Brindille & Twig

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4. Lapped Front Infant Hoodie: Tutorial and Pattern

This is a very sewing pattern and tutorial for a super-cool hoodie sweatshirt. There are no zippers, buttons or snaps, so it’s very easy to make. Age: Newborn to 3 months.

GET FREE PATTERN: Lapped front infant hoodie tutorial and pattern by Leafy Treetops

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5. The ringer T-shirt

This is a super simple, easy to make baby T-shirt pattern and tutorial. There are options for long-sleeve and short-sleeve. Age: Newborn to 6 years old.

GET FREE PATTERN: The Ringer T-shirt by Brindille & Twig

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BABY HATS & mittens SEWING PATTERS

1. Newborn baby hat sewing pattern

This newborn baby hat pattern is quick and easy to sew. It makes the perfect baby shower gift! Age: Newborn

GET THE PATTERN: Newborn easy sew baby hat by If Only Designs

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2. Quick and easy baby mittens PATTERN

This quick and easy sewing pattern for baby mittens can be completed within an hour. Age: Newborn to 3 months old.

GET THE PATTERN: Quick and easy baby mittens by Yuzu and Pear

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3. Fruit salad baby hats patterns

GET THE PATTERN: Fruit Salad Baby Hat by Smashed Peas and Carrots

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BABY BIBS SEWING PATTERNS

1. Stay on bib PATTERN

This free download is for the medium-sized Stay-On Bib pattern only. It has elastic around the arms so it’s harder to pull off and doesn’t get in the way of crawling hands and knees! It’s perfect for a beginning sewer. Tutorial has full video instructions. Size: Medium. Sizes small, large and extra-large available for a small cost.

GET THE PATTERN: Stay-On Bib by Easy Sewing For Beginners on BluPrint

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2. Simple bib sewing pattern

This is a super simple, super easy to make sewing pattern for baby bibs. Age: All baby ages.

GET THE PATTERN: Simple baby bib pattern by Shwin on BluPrint

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USEFUL TIPS FOR SEWING BABY CLOTHES

Before you dive into the rest of the list of sewing patterns, here are some tips for getting started making your own baby clothes, details of two free beginner level online sewing course, the kit you need and the best fabrics for making baby clothes with and a list of the benefits of making baby clothes.

1. online VIDEO sewING tutorialS

BRILLIANT ONLINE VIDEO SEWING TUTORIALS ON BLUPRINT

BluPrint (used to be Craftsy) has slashed its annual subscription by 50% for a limited time only. This makes annual subscription just $39.99 / £34.99 to have access to 1300 expert-led video craft classes. Here are a couple of brilliant examples of sewing courses on BluPrint: 

1. Little Sew: Nursery Design with Vanessa Wilson from Crafty Gemini

  • Classes: 10 classes, just under 3 hours of learning 
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Make: Changing pad cover, rocking chair seat and back cushions, nursery curtain and valance. 
  • Skills: Piping, ruffles, French seams, blind hems, pleats. Measuring and designing curtains. 
  • SEE THE CLASS: Little Sew Nursery Design

2. Kids Romper Revamp: Creative Pattern Adapting with Shelly Figueroa 

  • Classes: 12 classes, 2 hours 22 minutes of learning
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Make: Romper from Shelly’s ‘Zephyr’ pattern which can be adapted to create up to five looks, including a pants jumpsuit, separates and a sundress. Sizing from 18 months. 
  • Skills: Learn to measure children accurately, how to adjust patterns for a perfect fit. How to choose fabrics for kids clothes, when and where to use different types of interfacing. How to finish with sophisticated design elements like braided shoulder straps, button loops and hem ties that will elevate your clothes from homemade to handmade.
  • SEE THE CLASS: Kids Romper Revamp

Or you can choose from 209 sewing video tutorial at beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Take a look and see which courses would help you take your sewing skills to the next level

2. TIPS FOR MAKING BABY CLOTHES

  1. Time – babies grow and they grow fast! Make sure you allow enough time to make the outfit so that the baby has plenty of time to wear it. 
  2. Comfort – think about the comfort of the baby whilst wearing the outfit. Go for fabrics that are lightweight and soft on the skin. Avoid nylon, rayon and polyester as they are quite scratchy fabrics. See my list of the best fabrics to make baby clothes with below. 
  3. Safety – think about the safety of the fabric. Synthetic fabrics may not catch fire easily, but they can burn badly once they are alight. Cotton and cotton mixes can burn very easily, so make sure to follow fabric guidelines especially if you are making nightwear for a baby. 
  4. Laundering – Ideally, baby clothes should be super easy to wash in a washing machine. Also, make sure the fabric can be washed at a suitable temperature and won’t shrink. Think about the nature of the outfit you are making. If the outfit you are making is for a special occasion it is less important that it can be easily laundered. 
  5. Colour and pattern – think about the skin tone / likely skin tone of the baby you are making for. Think also about going with a plain fabric if you are just starting out sewing baby clothes, it will be easier than trying to work with a pattern. 

3. WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE BABY CLOTHES

1. SEWING MACHINE

Ideally, you should use a sewing machine to make baby clothes because the stitching will be stronger. This is particularly important for when making clothes for babies who are mobile, crawling and toddling, because there will be a lot of wear on their clothes. 

2. SEWING KIT

Here’s a list of the basic things it’s good to have to hand in a sewing kit when you’re making baby clothes.

3. THREAD

Mercerized-cotton thread is a great all-rounder for cotton, rayon and linen. Go for size 50, which is medium thickness. 

4. FABRIC

Of course, you will need fabric! I’ve put a list of the best fabrics for making baby clothes below. 

BEST FABRICS FOR MAKING BABY CLOTHES

Here is a list of the best fabrics to sew baby clothes with. These fabrics are great for making baby rompers, baby grows and all sorts of other baby clothes. 

Do bear in mind that if you are a complete beginner at sewing it is best to use a fabric that doesn’t have any stretch, as it is much easier to control. And always check a baby clothes pattern for which fabrics are best to use.

4. BENEFITS OF MAKING BABY CLOTHES

  1. You can make special outfits more cheaply than buying them (the reality is that you won’t really save money by making baby basics)
  2. You are creating something unique the baby who wears it
  3. It’s more environmentally friendly if you upcycle old clothes as fabric for baby clothes
  4. If you’re good at making baby clothes you could sell them to make extra money on Etsy
  5. Handmade baby clothes make really meaningful gifts
  6. You could discover a new hobby and craft skill
  7. Creating something for your baby is a great way to relax and unwind
  8. It’s a great way to while away the final weeks before your baby is due

Make more baby clothes and projects:

I hope you’ve found my list of free baby sewing patterns useful. Here are links to my other baby sewing and knitting posts:

Plus we have plenty of posts to help you through parenting your Baby – and if you’ve not given birth yet, we’ve got a growing bunch of Pregnancy posts.

If you’ve found this post useful I’d love it if you share it with any fellow mums or mums-to-be who would also like to make use of some free patterns for lovely baby clothes. Thank you.

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