Made By Rae Big Butt Baby Pants - Downloadable Pattern


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The Big Butt Baby Pants Sewing Pattern is a digital PDF sewing pattern for baby girls or boys.  The pants feature a rear panel that adds plenty of room for diapered babies.  They are designed to fit over cloth diapers but work great over disposable diapers too. The options are endless; you can add ruffles, pockets, fold-over cuffs or shorten them into bloomers, capris or shorts.  Instructions include directions for ruffled rear panel and fold-over cuff. With so many possibilities for variation, this is the only baby pants pattern you will ever need!

0-3 months / 3-6 months / 6-12 months / 12-18 months / 18-24 months / 2T

Detailed step-by-step instructions for basic pant
Additional instructions for fold-over cuff and ruffled rear panel
Full color diagrams and photos illustrating each step
Complete set of full-sized pattern pieces in six sizes (attach together before cutting)
Suggestions on how to get the right fit for babies of all sizes/diaper types
Hints on how to adjust the pants as your baby grows
License page with information for handmade sellers (see below)

Please note: You can make shorts by cutting the leg portion of the pant roughly halfway between the cuff and crotch and hemming them to the desired length.  See how to make the pockets in this post. Instructions for shorts/pockets are not included in PDF.


  • 3/4 yard woven fabric such as quilting cotton, linen, flannel, corduroy, lawn, twill (2/3 yard needed for 6-12 months, 1/2 yard needed for 0-3 and 3-6 month sizes)
  • 1/2″ elastic for waistband
  • marking pen
  • safety pin or bodkin for threading elastic
  • (Optional) 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric for rear panel and cuff

Remember to prewash your fabric!

Designer Terms of Use:  Home sewists who purchase this pattern may sell handmade baby pants made with this pattern provided they give design credit on tags or listings and register their shop or business once ready to sell.  More details can be found on the license page included in the PDF.

ERRATA: Big Butt Baby Pants Trickinesss  (check out this post to see how to fix puckering at the bottom of the rear panel)

Format:  PDF File - Available for Instant Download
Pages: 16 (Instructions + Illustrations - 10, Pattern Sheets - 6)
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