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Handmade Baby Tights – PDF Pattern from The Wolf and The Tree

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Handmade tights - the perfect thing to sew for a baby! This easy PDF pattern is quick to sew and easy to wear. I made a wool pair that were perfect for babywearing this past winter - and a leopard pair just for fun!

handmade baby tights

I have been meaning to post about this pattern for months – it took a while to get a picture of the grey tights hanging up, because my daughter wore them almost every day! These handmade baby tights are from the Abby’s Footed Tights pattern by The Wolf and The Tree – I pattern tested for the designer, Saskia, and will definitely be making more of these.

{This post contains affiliate links, indicated by an asterisk*. Please refer to ‘legal stuff’ in the top menu for more info. I received a free copy as a tester, but am sharing my own honest thoughts, per usual}

The Footed Tights* pattern is listed at $8.50 and includes options for an elastic and yoga waistband (I opted for elastic), a side accent stripe, a french seam option, and a cloth diaper rise.

tights pattern for kids

It comes in sizes 0-14 – the 18 month size is shown here, with a little added length. The grey pair is made from an upcycled sweater and the leopard is made with a thin poly/cotton blend, also seen as a maternity shirt from when I was pregnant with her!

leopard baby tights

We use cloth diapers and had no issues with fit! Nice and snug. My kids aren’t sensitive to seams so I went with the regular instead of french seams, making them incredibly quick to sew.babywearing sewing pattern

You can see how they worked most effectively here – even the longest pants tend to ride up when kids are in carriers and wearing wool tights underneath not only kept her warmer but prevented any skin from being out in the open. Those floral pants are handmade too, from a free pattern, you can check them out in this post.

pdf pattern for tights

The pattern description says:” The tights can be made from any knit fabric with at least 25% stretch (a stretch gauge is included in the pattern). This means cotton lycra, stretch lace, stretch chiffon, polyblend, rayon spandex etc are all good choices.”

I think sourcing the fabric can be the trickiest part of this project. I didn’t run into any issues with fit or construction, and can’t wait to make more of them this Fall. My son could use some long underwear, too! Who would you sew the footed tights* pattern for? There is an adult version, too!

If you’re short on time, there are some inexpensive wool tights on Amazon here* – or make a DIY babywearing cover (a ton of tutorials in this post) to keep warm instead!

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Pam @Threading My Way

Saturday 25th of June 2016

Super cute, especially in the leopard print.

karen swann

Friday 17th of June 2016

Dictionary definition of "cute"--these tights on your little one!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thanks Karen!!


Thursday 16th of June 2016

They're adorable! I'm past the baby stage, but have some friends with cuties these would perfect for.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 20th of June 2016

They would make a great gift!

Christina Albeck

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Very cute tights!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Thanks Christina!

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