Kid Pants series: adding a Flat Front

Now that you’ve mastered Basic KID Pants let’s mix it up even more. Let’s give the pants a sophisticated face lift by adding a FLAT Front.
Don’t worry. This might sound complicated, but it’s easier than you think.
The pants are just like Basic Pants but they’ve got a hidden surprise….
Gathered in the back:
Flat in the front!
They’re super easy to make and gives your pants a grown-up look. It’s my favorite way to sew pants and shorts.

Using one of my favorite Linen fabrics, I also lined the pants with basic cotton since the fabric was a bit see-through.
And if you’ve ever wanted to make an Adjustable Waist…the method is the same!
So let’s get started!

You’ll find the complete Flat Front Pants tutorial HERE
(and in the Tutorials link at the top of the blog).

Now throw on your pants and enjoy a sunny afternoon.
Some of you have asked if Kid Pants can be made into SHORTS. You betcha!
I used this exact flat front pattern to make Owen’s Put Me in the Zoo outfit here.

  1. 1) Liz

    Hi. I really want to make these for my 8 month old. Could I still use the pattern you have or should I use a pair of pants I already have as a pattern? If I use a pair I already have, how do I make changes in order to make it flat front?

    Thank you so much!

  2. 2) Barbra Ann

    Can you please do a video tutorial on how to make these for an adult female…these are too cute!!!

  3. 3) J

    So sad that the tutorial link is broken. I made these years ago and they were great.

  4. 4) ShANNON

    I’ve loved these pants and this tutorial since it came out when my first kiddo was a size 3. any chance of relinking pattern? my second is three now and I was gonna whip up some pants this afternoon, but alas, no link šŸ™


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