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Free baby bloomers pattern (with step by step tutorial)

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Comfy and sweet – get this free baby bloomers pattern for your little one. Learn how to make DIY bloomers in five simple steps with this sewing tutorial. These bloomers are perfect for any baby (boy or girl), for any occasion.

This is an easy, quick, and rewarding sewing project that you can finish in less than 30 minutes. If you’re a beginner, these bloomers are a great place to start!

Sewing cute little things for babies is awesome!

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Moreover, you only need a fat quarter to whip up one pair of cute baby bloomers.

I made the blue/floral bloomers with a fabric piece that measured 19” by 19” (and I still have some scraps, just enough to make a scrunchie).

Front and back crotch curves are identical for this pattern. Usually pants have a lower rise in the front and a higher rise in the back to fit better.

However, for diaper-wearing babies, I’m not sure this adjustment is crucial, so I took the easy way out.

Therefore, this free pattern comes in one A4 sheet, so you only have to print a single sheet of paper.

Sewing supplies – free baby bloomers pattern

How to make baby bloomers – free pattern and tutorial

For this project, you have to wash and iron your fabric before sewing.

Step 1 – cut your fabric pieces

Place the pattern along the fold of the fabric and cut two pieces.

This is what your fabric pieces should look like.

Step 2 – sew the crotch seams

Pin your fabric pieces right sides together and sew the front and back rise seams with a 3/8-inch seam allowance.

Backstitch at the beginning and the end. Finish the seams with a zig-zag stitch or a serger.

Step 3 – sew the inside leg seam

Now, rearrange the bloomers to look like the photo below.

Line up the center seams and sew the crotch seam. Finish the raw edge by serging, or with a zig-zag stitch.

Step 4 – serge the raw edges

Serge the raw edge of the waistband and the bottom of the legs.

If you don’t have a serger, do an overlock stitch on your sewing machine (or use the zig-zag stitch).

Also, take a look at the pic below and do better than that. Please pay attention to the direction you press the seams. For me, it’s too late now.

Step 5 – create the elastic casings

Fold the waistband toward the wrong side by approximately 1 1/4” and pin. Fold the leg casings under 3/4” and pin.

Now, stitch around the waistband and the leg openings, and each time leave a small opening to insert the elastic.

Use a safety pin to insert the elastic, then sew the elastic ends together, overlapping about 1/2″. Make sure that the elastic is not twisted inside the casing. After that, sew each casing closed.

Here’s what I used for my 0-3 months bloomers:
1 piece of 1-inch wide elastic measuring 15-16 inches
2 pieces of 1/2 inch wide elastic, each measuring 7 inches

And you’re done! Turn your baby bloomers right side out and admire your work!

So cute, right?

Did you find this baby bloomers tutorial helpful? I’d like to hear what you think of it!

And I would LOVE to see pictures if you give this pattern a try!

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8 thoughts on “Free baby bloomers pattern (with step by step tutorial)”

  1. Hi – can you please tell me the elastic width for 6 month, and 9 month, and how much of a seam that each should have? Thank you!

    • Hi Kay,
      You can use either 1/2 inch or 1 inch wide elastic for the 6M and 9M sizes, as either size should work well. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide based on your personal preference and what you have available. It’s important that the bloomers fit loosely, both around the waist and (especially) the legs. As for your second question, I recommend making the casing just slightly wider than the elastic. These bloomers are beginner-friendly, so don’t worry if you don’t get it right on the first try. You’ll learn a lot in the process and your second try will surely turn out great! Best of luck to you!

    • Thank you for the comment, Aletta! I wish you a safe and happy pregnancy! The bloomers I’m sure will fit, I already tested them on a friend’s baby. 🙂 Sending you all my best wishes!

  2. Hello, I was looking for the same thing. I need to make Peter Pan bloomers (it’s too hot for leggings at the moment) for one year old twins….


    • My granddaughter is 1 year the 1st of September. Can you please send me the bigger size. Is the bigger size still free?


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