Babies – everyone loves babies! I know I do. You know what I love just about as much? Easy baby sewing patterns! Whether you are expecting a little one soon or you know someone else who is, these 40 baby clothing patterns that I found are definitely going to come in handy.
There are plenty of free baby sewing patterns for pants, dresses, leggings, and anything else you need for a new baby.
Why Make Your Own Baby Clothes?
A lot of people make their own baby clothes to save money. I mean, have you seen the price of clothing lately? Those things are expensive. Also, making baby clothes just gives you such a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
What You Need To Make Your Own Baby Clothes
To make most of these DIY baby clothes patterns you are going to need a sewing machine. Now, you can sew these by hand if you want, but keep in mind that it will take longer, and sewing machines really do give you stronger stitch.
You also need material. Check online for baby patterns and colors or head to your local craft or hobby store. Some Walmart stores still have material, too, so check at your local Walmart to get discounted material.
Choosing Your DIY Baby Clothes Pattern
Once you have made up your mind to make your own baby clothes, you need to choose a baby clothes pattern to follow. This choice will depend of course on what you want to make.
There are so many patterns from onesies to pants and shirts and even dresses and hats. Choose the pattern or patterns that you want or need and then get started.
How Long Does It Take To Make Your Own Baby Clothes?
This depends on a couple of things. First, if you are new to sewing then you should expect it to take a bit longer to finish some patterns. Most of these are listed as easy so they are perfect for those who are just beginning to sew.
Also, you need to consider that different baby clothing pieces take longer. Pants for instance, may take longer to sew than hats. Onesies are a bit more complicated than a simple sack dress.
Some More Of My Favorite Baby Projects
DIY Baby Tops
1. Adorable DIY Airy Girl’s Top
This little top is so adorable, and the pattern fits sizes 12 months and up…to 10 years. I found this pattern on Etsy, and it’s less than $7 for the download. The pattern looks really easy to sew, and these are the perfect little baby girl tops for summer.
They’re cool and you can make them in a lightweight material to make them even cooler. Or, lengthen them just a bit, and you have an adorable little baby girl jumper.
2. So Cute – Mini Maxwell Shirt
This is the most adorable baby boy shirt that I have ever seen, and you can sew it yourself at home in an afternoon. This is a much easier little shirt to make than it looks. You can honestly have this one finished in just a couple of hours.
These would make wonderful gifts for anyone you know who is expecting a baby boy, and the tutorial is a really easy one to follow.
3. Simple And Soft Newborn Baby Top
This is honestly one of the easiest baby tops that I have ever seen that you can make yourself, and it is perfect for newborns when they need something soft against their skin while they are losing their cord.
The pattern could not be easier to follow, and you can honestly have this one finished in just an hour or so, so you have plenty of time to make several of these for the first few weeks after you bring baby home.
4. Baby T-Shirt Pattern
Babies need t-shirts, too, and with this pattern, you can make several for your little bundle of joy. I found the pattern on Etsy, and it’s just over $5 for the download.
You don’t need to be an expert at sewing to make this one – the pattern is super simple, and since these take very little time, you could have an entire collection of little baby t-shirts by the time your little love arrives.
5. Easy Baby Tunic Sweatshirt
Here is another great pattern that I found on Etsy. This one is for a little tiny sweatshirt that is perfect for cooler weather. The pattern is just $4, and you can use this one for little ones from six months to six years old.
It’s a really easy to follow pattern, too and considering the cost of kids’ clothes these days, this one will help you to stock their winter wardrobe without spending a fortune.
Hand Sewn Baby Leggings And Other Bottoms
6. Easy Baby Hudson Pants Tutorial
These little joggers are adorable, and they are pretty easy to sew together. These are great for little girls or little boys, just choose a pattern and color that works with what you need.
The tutorial is super easy to follow, and the pants themselves are so very cute. You need a standard legging pattern to make these, but the tutorial shows you how to turn those leggings into the most adorable pair of baby joggers ever.
7. Little Girls’ Tops And Bottoms Pattern
This pattern is actually for a top and bottom pair for a little girl. You could do the bottoms for boys, but the top is really a little girl’s design. The pattern itself is pretty easy, and of course you don’t need a lot of material to make these.
You could do a completely matching set or choose coordinating colors and designs for the top and bottom. This one lets you create all sorts of outfits for your little one from just one pattern.
8. Adorable Little Baby Harem Pants Pattern
This pattern, that I found on Etsy for just a couple of dollars, lets you make these adorable little harem pants for boys or girls. Just choose material that matches what you need.
The pattern is so easy to follow, and honestly, you could turn out a pair of these in about an hour, even if you don’t sew a lot in general. The sizes for the pattern range from one month to 10 years.
9. 20 Minute Baby Boho Leggings
These little leggings could not be more adorable, and the fact that you can make them in about 20 minutes makes them even better. You don’t even need to buy material for these. You make them from a repurposed t-shirt.
I love projects that let you use old clothing, and this is one of my favorites. The pattern is so easy to follow and depending on how many t-shirts you have to repurpose, you could make an entire wardrobe of these comfy leggings for your little one.
10. Basic Newborn Jogger Pattern
These little joggers can be made for kids from newborn to school age. The pattern is on Etsy, and it’s just $6 for the download. The joggers are really easy to make, so easy that you may just want to get different materials and make an entire collection of them.
They are perfect for keeping babies comfy, and they’re great for boys or girls. Just choose appropriate pattern colors and designs.
11. Newborn Footed Pants Pattern
For newborns, footed pants are best. Those little bundles of joy never keep their socks on, so this footed pants pattern is perfect. This one is pretty easy to sew, and you can do so many of these in a weekend or two.
They make the perfect gifts for new moms, too, and the pattern can be adjusted for boys or girls depending on the fabric that you choose. You can also make them in a heavy or light fabric, depending on the season.
12. Sew Adorable – Ruffled Leggings Pattern
These little ruffled leggings are all the rage for little girls right now. Unfortunately, those boutique leggings can be expensive, even for newborns. This pattern makes it much more affordable for you to fill your little girl’s wardrobe with boutique clothing, and the pattern is just $6 on Etsy.
You could do these in any number of color and design combinations and have an entire wardrobe of stylish leggings for your baby girl.
13. Ruffled Bloomers Pattern
These ruffled diaper covers, or bloomers if you will, are just too adorable for little girls. These are cute boutique style diaper covers that you would pay up to $20 for in a boutique. You can make them yourself at home however and save a small fortune.
And, the pattern is so easy to follow. Little girls are going to look so cute in these little ruffled bloomers and you could do a pair to match all of her little dresses.
14. Easy Baby Shorts Pattern
Here is another great Etsy pattern. This little shorts pattern can be used for newborn babies up to kids in a size 6T, and you can choose materials in colors and designs for boys and girls, so it’s a very versatile pattern.
It’s and easy one to follow, and you can probably turn out a pair of these cute little shorts in about an hour or so. Grab the pattern on Etsy for just $4.
15. Easy Lined Diaper Cover
This little diaper cover pattern is perfect to cover up plain diapers, and you can use this whether you plan on using disposable or cloth diapers. The pattern itself is really easy to follow and it’s really versatile, so you can make a diaper cover in every color and design that you need.
I found this one on Etsy and it’s less than $4 for the download. The pattern fits sizes newborn to 24 months.
16. Tiny Explorer Pants Pattern
This pattern is really simple, and you only need about a half of a yard of material to make these adorable little explorer pants. The pockets on the back are just too cute. These are comfy for baby, and simple for you to sew, so they’re perfect.
They would make wonderful gifts for new moms, or you could just sew up a few pairs to have on hand for your own little one. The pattern is a beginner’s pattern, so you don’t need to have extensive sewing knowledge for this one.
17. Cute Boutique Style Baby Leggings
Here is another wonderful pattern from Etsy. This one gives you the pattern to create these adorable little leggings that honestly look like something you would spend a lot of money on at a boutique. The pattern is just $7, and it’s super simple to follow.
There is an included size chart that tells you how much material you need to make these in sizes from newborn all the way to 12 years.
18. Easy To Sew Baby Tights Pattern
These little tights are a must for newborns, but you can adjust the pattern to fit babies up to 12 months. They are footed tights, so they make wonderful pajama pants, too. The pattern is for 3 to 6 months, but you also get an adjustment for up to 12 months.
It’s a simple pattern and gives you one of the basic baby necessities – footed pants! These would make wonderful gifts for new moms, too, and since the pattern is so easy, you could turn out several pair of these in a weekend or so.
DIY Baby Onesies And One Piece Outfits
19. Adorable Ruffle Sleeve Onesie Pattern
This little flutter or ruffle sleeve onesie could not be more adorable. Onesies are staples in baby supplies, and this one is really easy to sew. The ruffled sleeve top makes it perfect for little girls, and the pattern fits sizes newborn to three years.
Onesies are not nearly as difficult to sew as you may think, and sewing them yourself is so much cheaper than buying them. I found this pattern on Etsy, and you can download it for about $8.
20. Vest Design Onesie With Bow Ties
Oh my goodness, how cute is this little onesie? This one looks like a vest in the front, and the pattern includes different patterns for interchangeable bow ties. Your little boy is going to look so adorable in his fancy little bow tie onesie!
The pattern is pretty simple to follow for the onesie, and there is a separate tutorial that shows you how to make the bow ties. You could have a fancy little outfit for every occasion!
21. Simple Stamped Onesie
So this one doesn’t really involve sewing the onesie as much as it involves designing the onesie. You can use any standard onesie pattern for this one, and once you have the onesie finished, you stamp it with little tiny onesies. How cute is that?
This would make such a cute little baby shower gift for new moms, and you could do the onesies in different colors – blues for boys and pinks or purples for girls.
22. Simple To Sew Onesie Dress
This is one of the cutest little onesie dresses that I have seen, and it is really easy to sew together. The pattern could not be easier to follow. You can use a standard onesie to create this one, or you can sew a onesie yourself and use that.
When it’s finished, this little dress is a one piece or onesie that includes a little skirt at the bottom. How cute is that?
23. Simple DIY Ruched Onesie
This little ruched onesie adds a little design to a standard onesie. By simply adding a few stitches to the front of the shirt, you get an adorable little design that can be worn by girls or by boys.
The ruching is really simple and shouldn’t take you longer than just a few minutes to finish. You can do this with a onesie that you already have on hand or make a new one and then add the stitching to make it extra-special.
24. Cute Ruffle Butt Onesie Pattern
This little onesie has ruffles on the butt, and it couldn’t be cuter. This one doesn’t take long at all to sew together, including the ruffles. It’s great for little girls, and the pattern is listed as easy.
You don’t need to know any fancy sewing techniques to make this one. You just create the onesie first, and then add the little ruffles, which can be the same material or a coordinating or contrasting material, depending on the style that you want to create.
25. Simple Summer Romper Pattern
One piece outfits are great for little ones. This simple summer romper is proof of that. This one is great for girls or boys and can be sewn together really quickly. It’s a shorts and shirt all in one that snaps at the bottom just like a onesie.
The pattern itself is for 12 months, but you could easily adjust this to fit younger or older babies. These are great for summer and perfect for new moms at their baby showers.
26. One Piece Sun Suit For Little Girls
This sun suit is perfect for summer and would make a wonderful vacation outfit for your little girl. The tutorial is really easy to follow, and you can adjust the size of this if needed to fit little ones from newborn to three years or older.
I love these little sun suits for hot weather. They stay so cool and look so adorable. You can have this one made in just a couple of hours, too.
27. Cute Standard Onesie Pattern
This little onesie pattern is for a standard onesie, and it is super simple to follow. You can do this one for just about any size that you need, and it can be adjusted to make the onesie long sleeved or short sleeved.
If you need a good onesie pattern that is perfect for boys and girls and all sorts of weather situations, this one is it. You could use this one for all of your standard onesie needs.
28. Zippered Pajama Onesie
Ready for another great Etsy pattern? I found this adorable zippered onesie pattern on Etsy for just $7. These are actually pajamas, but you could do this in a onesie, too if that’s what you need.
The pattern is so easy to follow, and there are multiple sizes that you can do with this one pattern. Sizes run from preemie to 3T, and it’s so easy to make these that you could literally stock your baby’s wardrobe with these comfy zippered onesies for every occasion.
Simple Baby Dresses
29. Simple DIY Baby Dress
This little girls’ dress pattern on Etsy is really simple, and it’s only $8 for the downloadable pattern. You can make these little dresses in sizes from three months to 24 months, and they are perfect for summer since there are no sleeves.
Or, you could pair them with a long sleeved onesie and make them into a little jumper for colder weather. If you want a simple dress pattern that is versatile, this one is perfect.
30. Adorable Criss Cross Dress Pattern
This little dress is so cute, and it’s really a great vintage look. The dress criss crosses in the back, and it’s sleeveless so it is perfect for keeping your little one cool in the summer.
The pattern itself is really simple to follow, and it fits sizes newborn to three months. Theirs is an option to alter the size though and go up to three years if that’s what you need.
31. Vintage Heirloom Dress Pattern
If you tend to prefer the vintage look, then this vintage dress pattern is perfect. This is so adorable, and it is really simple to sew. These little dresses make wonderful shower gifts for new moms, and the pattern is really similar to those old feed sack dresses, so it’s a really popular style right now. This pattern is for 18 months, but you could easily alter it to fit smaller or larger, depending on what you need.
32. DIY Lullaby Knotted Gown
Here’s another great pattern that I found on Etsy. This one is for a knotted gown, which is not typically a dress, but it serves about the same purpose.
You could totally shorten this one to make an adorable little jersey dress if you wanted. It’s actually a pattern for boys or girls, and you can pick it up on Etsy for less than $8. If you want something really comfy for your little one and really easy to sew for you, this is a good one.
33. Another Adorable Pinafore Pattern
This is another adorable cross over pinafore pattern, and this one is really simple. Pinafores are so comfy for little ones, particularly during the summer months when you really need to keep them cool.
Use a lightweight fabric for this one to make it summer perfect. The pattern is so easy to follow, and the dress is so cute when it is finished. It even gives you instructions on how to make the cute little contrasting bloomers or diaper covers.
34. Newborn Kimono Set
This pattern set is absolutely adorable. It gives you instructions for the little kimono and the matching pants. The pattern is for newborn to three months, and it is super easy to follow.
Although not technically a dress pattern, this one comes really close. And, you get an outfit that looks like you bought it at a swanky boutique, only it won’t be nearly as expensive. You can finish this complete outfit in just a couple of hours.
35. Baby Mermaid Gown
Here is another little gown that is probably designed for sleeping, but it is so adorable that you may just want to make it your little ones show off the gown.
This mermaid gown tutorial is really simple to follow, and who doesn’t just love a little mermaid gown? I love the style of this one, and you can use coordinating or contrasting materials for the inside and outside to give it a little more style if you want.
36. Baby Peasant Dress Pattern
If you really love vintage looks and styles, this baby peasant dress pattern is perfect. This is honestly one of the easiest dresses you will ever sew. The pattern and tutorial are so easy to follow and to understand.
And, this is a dress that will never go out of style. You can do several of these in different colors and patterns – since they take so very little time to sew.
Easy To Sew Baby Hats
37. Baby Hats With Pom Poms
You have to have hats for baby to keep his or her little head covered and warm. This DIY baby hat pattern is really simple to follow, and it has the most adorable little pom poms on top – that you can make yourself.
These baby hats don’t take much time at all to sew together. You could finish off several in a weekend. If you want a homemade gift idea for an upcoming baby shower, this is definitely one that you need to check out.
38. Easy DIY Baby Cap Pattern
Whether you want a baby cap for a preemie or for older babies, this DIY pattern is super simple. This one covers preemies to babies that are one year old, and it honestly couldn’t be easier to sew.
Choose your fabric to match any number of little outfits. This one is super simple so you could do several of them in just a few hours. They make excellent gifts for new moms, too.
39. Simple Stretchy Knotted Baby Cap
These little stretch baby caps are perfect for newborns and since they stretch, they are great for baby showers since you won’t really know what size you need yet. They have the most adorable little knots at the top – that are super simple to add.
The pattern is really easy to follow, and these are perfect for boys or girls. If you need to get started on your DIY baby clothes but don’t yet know what gender you need, just do a few of these in neutral colors.
40. Easy To Sew Jersey Baby Hat
Here is another really simple to sew jersey baby hat that is perfect for newborns. These caps are a must for bringing baby home, particularly during the colder months. During the first few months, you want to keep baby’s head covered and these jersey hats are really comfortable.
This is one of the simplest tutorials that I have seen for home sewn baby hats, and these make excellent shower gifts for new moms.