One of the best things about having a baby is being able to dress them. Am I right or am I right?? When I see a cute little man outfit for little E, its hard to stop me from putting it in my cart! The darn issue is….they grow so stinking fast!! It’s always such a bummer when I have to go through his clothes a put away the newborn sizes, then the 0-3 months, now some of his 3 month clothes are too small too!
One of the ways to combat my sadness is that I’ve made a few sizes of these cute baby joggers! or are they harem pants??? or what is the difference?
All I know is that I’ve made myself a very happy mama because these baby joggers are so easy to make…they will just keep coming. Maybe Little E will be 40 calling me up…and asking for a fresh pair, who knows? He loves them now because they are so cozy, I love them because they are so easy to make!
How to make Baby Joggers (Baby Harem Pants)
what you need:
1/4 Ribbing fabric (this is the very stretchy fabric used for the cuffs and waistband
stretch pants that fit baby all ready
What to do:
- Lay out your fleece fabric then fold your own leggings in half. Lay your leggings down with the fold on the fold of the fleece. Add about 1/4 inch around the perimeter. Do this 2 times.
2. Your fleece pieces should look something like this. I know this isn’t super precise, but it has worked well for me! 🙂
3. Place fleece pieces right sides together (the sides you want to be facing out when baby is wearing them will be on the INSIDE) And sew along the two side leg seams and the inner leg seam.
4. When you turn your leggings right side out, this is what they should look like.
4. Cut 2 pieces of your ribbing fabric for the leg cuffs. They will start out as a 4×6 inch rectangle, then you will fold them in half longways then short ways. You will need to eyeball this according to the size of your little one’s joggers. You also need to cut a waist band out of your ribbing fabric. It will be 4 inches wide and then the length will be determined by the width of your own baby’s joggers. Again, fold length ways, then shortways.
5. You are going to sew up the side of your cuff and then line them up on your leggings with the seam side inside towards the inner leg.
6. Now you are going to sew your cuffs on the legs of the baby joggers. This is the most difficult part of these sweet little leggings. Take your time with this. Line up right sides together and sew around the top to connect the cuff and the joggers. Do the same with the other cuff and the waistband. The waistband is much easier because it is not so teeny tiny!
7. Remember to cut all of the little strings off of your baby joggers! Little toes and fingers love to get caught up in the strings!